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13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)
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Updated: Oct 02 2015 (12:41AM) by moderator*^~
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Today (3:14PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs) | TATA/WAM-4/21244        

रेलदृष्टि रेलप्रेमियों की नज़रों से~   712 blog posts   6828 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1825591            Tags   Past Edits
Apr 29 2016 (3:14PM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4/21244 added by रेलदृष्टि रेलप्रेमियों की नज़रों से~/1421836
A train which undergoes 3 locomotive changes
and 2 reversals! Tatanagar WAM4 sets out
towards Rourkela with the Dhanbad-Alleppey
Express...
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PC
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- Ritadhi Shankar

  
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విశాఖపట్నం డబ్ల్యు ఏ పీ4   217 blog posts   59 correct pred (88% accurate)
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2 or 3 loco/rake Reversals?
VSKP and MAS sure....does it have loco Reversal at SRR?

  
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रेलदृष्टि रेलप्रेमियों की नज़रों से~   712 blog posts   6828 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes.

  
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yes even at SRR
  
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Yesterday (5:31PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)        

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Thee sequence of AC coaches as seen yesterday at Ernakulam Junction for the train coming from Dhanbad and bound for Alleppey was as follows
Engline,SLR, Gen,ST-5, ST-4, ST-3,ST-2,ST-1, B-3,B-2,A-1, B-1, A-2 [ It might sometime confuse psngrs especially the AC coach sequences especially when trains stops at smaller stations for very less time ] !!!
  
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Mar 02 2016 (5:44PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | CRP/Chandrapura Junction (3 PFs) | TATA/WAM-4/21380        

Rahul   7 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Mar 02 2016 (5:48PM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4/21280 added by Rahul/1421937

Mar 02 2016 (5:48PM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4/21280 added by Rahul/1421937

Mar 02 2016 (5:48PM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4/21280 added by Rahul/1421937

Mar 02 2016 (5:48PM)
Pic 3-KYN WAG 9 standing with BOXN rake

Mar 02 2016 (5:47PM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4/21280 added by Rahul/1421937

Mar 02 2016 (5:47PM)
Pic 3-KYN WAG 9 standing with BOXN rake

Mar 02 2016 (5:44PM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4/21380 added by Rahul/1421937
Railfanning at Chandrapura Jn.:
Pic 1-13351 DHN ALLP EXPRESS entering pf.-1
Pic 2-CNB WAG 7 entering Chandrapura with a goods rake
Pic 3-KYN WAG 9 standing with BOXN rake

  
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Apr 04 2016 (12:44PM)        
rajeevame   463 blog posts   43 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Nice click

  
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Apr 04 2016 (12:58PM)        
🚋 Super offlink GZB WAP1 with Maurya Exp At GKP �~   3098 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Nice click...............

  
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Rahul   7 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Thanks

  
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Rahul   7 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Thank you
  
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Apr 19 2016 (12:19PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)        

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Some speeding up & change of timing can be expected in this train in the new time table especially in the final leg of its journey. Currently there is huge slack between Aluva & Ernakulam [ 2 hours allotted to cover 20 km).
Everyday the train is stopped at Angamali or Aluva for almost 2 hours and at least 4 trains overtake this one . The long dist passengers are the worst sufferers.One can easily get down from this train and catch a bus and reach faster !!!!
Now
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finally have received a response from TVC divn manager indicating a change in time in the new time table !! The tweet pic attached.

  
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Apr 19 2016 (2:29PM)        
rajeevame   463 blog posts   43 correct pred (65% accurate)
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This train is a super crawler. Possible speeding is required on utmost level

  
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Apr 19 2016 (2:40PM)        
SCR Godavari Express~   1554 blog posts   9 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Already some speeding up is done between VSKP and MAS.. some more speeding up now and it is good..
  
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Apr 20 2016 (4:08PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)        

Vande Mataram~   1977 blog posts
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Apr 20 2016 (4:11PM)
AND 13351 Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express on pf:-1
ON Saturday, ‎April ‎16, ‎2016, ‏‎6:37 PM
Rourkela Junction
AND 13351 Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express on pf:-1

  
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Apr 20 2016 (4:40PM)        
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amo maati odisha

  
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Apr 20 2016 (4:45PM)        
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   8848 blog posts   84881 correct pred (76% accurate)
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#SBPicUpdated.
Bright at Night.
Good pic.

  
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Apr 20 2016 (5:03PM)        
Vande Mataram~   1977 blog posts
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it's rourkela junction that was automatic flash shot.
thanks for updating it.
  
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Apr 24 2016 (11:49AM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (9 PFs) | TATA/WAM-4        

Rohan Ganguly~   428 blog posts
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Apr 24 2016 (11:49AM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4 added by Rohan Ganguly~/1456759
Spotted this train with a brand new 2015 made EC 2nd AC coach today. Lucky for the passengers who are taking this train.
Anyhow this train is filled up mostly from DHN only. I think people from BKSC/RNC must have a hard time booking tickets by PQWL/RQWL quota.

  
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If I remember correctly RNC has same quota as Dhanbad

  
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Apr 24 2016 (2:06PM)        
Rohan Ganguly~   428 blog posts
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No RNC has RLWL for 13351
  
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Apr 19 2016 (4:13PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22828        

Vande Mataram~   1977 blog posts
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Apr 19 2016 (4:22PM)
AT Visakhapatnam Junction ON PF :-8

Apr 19 2016 (4:13PM)
Loco Tag: ED/WAP-4/22828 added by Vande Mataram~/1050204
ON Sunday ‎April ‎17 ‎2016 ‏‎9:18 AM
13351 Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express WITH
22828 ERODE WAP-4
AT Visakhapatnam Junction ON PF :-8

  
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Apr 19 2016 (4:32PM)        
Vande Mataram~   1977 blog posts
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13351 Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express LEAVING Visakhapatnam Junction

  
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Apr 19 2016 (6:38PM)        
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Apr 19 2016 (8:58PM)        
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Awesome clicks ..

  
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Apr 24 2016 (6:36PM)        
Vande Mataram~   1977 blog posts
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thanks
  
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Apr 01 2016 (12:18AM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (9 PFs) | TATA/WAM-4/21302        

★★★★Niket Karan★★★★~   3371 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Apr 01 2016 (10:53AM)


Apr 01 2016 (12:23AM)


Apr 01 2016 (12:18AM)
Loco Tag: TATA/WAM-4/21302 added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★~/855001
Golden Jubilee Celebrations . . . Happy "50"th birthday to our very own DHANBAD ALAPPUZHA EXPRESS . . .
Date of Introduction : 1st April 1966
We wish you a very long life ahead :)
Pics clicked at Dhanbad Jn few days ago . The train was hauled by TATA WAM 4 #21302
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Apr 01 2016 (3:55AM)        
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   8848 blog posts   84881 correct pred (76% accurate)
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#LocoPicUpdated.
N happy birthday to DHANBAD ALAPPUZHA EXPRESS
Nice clicks..from your home stn.

  
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Apr 01 2016 (9:35AM)        
Rohan Ganguly~   428 blog posts
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A very happy birthday to the Hospital express!

  
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Apr 02 2016 (8:40AM)        
🚋 Super offlink GZB WAP1 with Maurya Exp At GKP �~   3098 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Happy bday........

  
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Apr 02 2016 (11:01AM)        
Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train   774 blog posts
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People still call it as "Bokaro-Madras" express...

  
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Apr 02 2016 (11:07AM)        
rajeevame   463 blog posts   43 correct pred (65% accurate)
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May you continue to provide unmatched service as you have been doing for last 50 yrs.a very very happy birthday to dhn-allepey exp.

  
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Apr 06 2016 (9:16AM)        
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50 years of running but hardly any change in speed, time etc. I think this could be the longest running slip train services in the country

  
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Apr 06 2016 (12:37PM)        
docdiablo23*^~   1078 blog posts   4781 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Apr 06 2016 (12:37PM)
And it will continue to provide unmatched speed, because except 1-2 other trains, no other trains train can match its speed _/\_
And it will continue to provide unmatched speed, because except 1-2 other trains, no other train can match its speed _/\_
  
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Aug 04 2015 (1:36PM)   12988/Ajmer - Sealdah SuperFast Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (9 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30311        
 

24 but still enjoy Babyfood   3572 blog posts   58 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Bokaro Steel City/BKSC added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Hatia/HTE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Bhojudih Junction/BJE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Barauni Junction/BJU added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Tata Sijua Halt/TSAH added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:19PM)
Station Tag: Katrasgarh/KTH added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Baidyanathdham Deoghar/BDME added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Deoghar Junction/DGHR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Jasidih Junction/JSME added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Parasnath/PNME added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Lucknow Charbagh NR/LKO added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:24PM)
12 shows HWH WAP4 22276 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Station Tag: Chandrapura Junction/CRP added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Station Tag: Pradhankhunta Junction/PKA added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Station Tag: Tetulmari/TET added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Train Tag: Dhanbad-Chandrapura Passenger/53339 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:07PM)
I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22587 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22587 22509
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22587 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Bidhan Nagar Road/BNXR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Dum Dum Junction/DDJ added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Dakhineswar/DAKE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Dankuni Junction/DKAE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Chitpur/KOAA added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Netaji SC Bose Gomoh Junction/GMO added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Tetulmari/TET added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Kanpur Central/CNB added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Allahabad Junction/ALD added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Koderma Junction/KQR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Mughal Sarai Junction/MGS added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Ajmer Junction/AII added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Sealdah/SDAH added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Barddhaman Jn-Hatia Passenger/53061 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Poorva Express (via Gaya)/12382 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Alappuzha-Dhanbad (Bokaro) Express/13352 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Dhanbad-Asansol MEMU/63546 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad Garib Rath Express/12832 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Bankura Dhanbad MEMU/68087 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Jammu Tawi - Kolkata Express/13152 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Black Diamond Express/22387 added by Arnab/884604
RAILFANNING AT MY HOMETOWN!
It was saturday the 25th of July, when I set off for Kolkata. I reached Dhanbad Junction at 10:00 AM so to click some photographs of Dhanbad Junction. I was aiming for the 12988 Ajmer-Sealdah Superfast and planned to avoid the 13152 JammuTawai-Kolkata Express.
The PRS came to life and announced that both of the train were delayed by over an hour. Still wanting to avoid the 13152 I took a stroll along Platform number 1, and clicked a few snaps.
As
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it can be seen, it was a beautiful overcast morning, with occassional torrential downpour. The station drenched in the rains looked very fresh and was an eye-soother.
At 11:00AM sharp 53061 BWN-HTE passenger chugged in with a TATA WAM4, I couldnot take a picture as a freight train blocked the view as the passenger entered, simulataneously VSKP WDM3A 13282 chugged with the 12832 BBS-DHN Garib Rath. I was cursing the freight for a wasted oppurtunity,when all of sudden a twin-honk alerted me .I turned to see HWH WAP7 30311 pulling in 22387 HWH-DHN Black Diamond Express.
At 11:45AM the 68087 Bankura-Dhanbad came in,simultaneouslly 63522 GAYA-DHN-ASN memu chugged in.
At 12:00 sharp JAMMU-KOAA express came in. Majority of my fellow passengers got in, myself and the daily passengers waited on for the 12988 which the PRS announced would be arriving shortly. The daily passengers theorized that that 12988 would overtake 13152 sometime ahead, so it would be wise to wait for 12988. Why settle for Silver when you can get Gold,right!
An hour later we would be deeply regretting our decisions.
12988 came in with HWH WAP4 22286 at 12:15PM, I quickly scurried around looking for a seat. None, there was none, and none of the passengers around were inclined to share their precious seats. I stood at the door, amongst the commotion, hoping that I would get a seat at ASN. 1 hour of standing isn't such a bad deal ,right! Besides I was getting a beautiful view of the natural scenery and would be getting a good look at DHN trip Loco shed as the train would passby. I was happy.
The train waited and waited, would'nt start. Some of my fellow passengers started speculating that probably the incoming 12382 NDLS-HWH Poorva Express would be given track priority over the 12988 as Poorva was the senior train. An intimadating honk followed. I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train. My heart sank! The daily passengers were right, Poorva would get track priority. I watched with a sad face, as almost all the daily passengers jumped ship to the Poorva. Only an old grumpy uncle remained. Like me he had purchased a ticket for SDAH. I stood there looking at probably two hour delay in my plans.
Half an hour went by, none of the two trains budged an inch. It was then a commotion was heard outside of the platform. I stepped out of the train,and went up to the Loco-Pilot to ask him about the cause of delay. What he said sank my heart!
What happened was that 13152 whilst passing through had tore open a piece of overhead wire with it's loco's Pantograph at Pradhankanta. Repairs were underway,it would take atleast two hours to get the wire functional again! I was devastated! In my imagination I could see the HWH WAP4 of the 13152 laughing out loud as it had prevented not one, but two of it's illustrious cousins to overtake it. The Jammutawai would reach KOAA on time, while the usually punctual 12988 and 12382 would reach their destinations atleast 3 hours late.
Meanwhile the 68088 Dhanbad-Bankura MEMU was ready to depart on it's homerun to Bankura, but was stuck at Platform 1A for the same reason. All these while Black and Garib Rath got shunted and 13352 ALLP-DHN express had arrived on Platform 7/8. Meanwhile the VSKP WDM3A was all over the place chugging around happily, honking heavily as if to remind us that it did'nt require the wires to move around.
It was 14:30PM.I was still conteplating the 13152's devillish act of jealously when suddenly there was a honk from one of the two WAP4s. I put my head out, and saw that it was ours.
Ours signal showed a faint yellow glow in place of the bloodish red, that was their until a few seconds ago. I turned to my right on hearing a noise and saw a mass immigration of passengers from the Poorva into our train. With a faint start, the train slowly started out of the platform. With multiple triumphant honks the WAP4 started accelerating out of DHN JN. We passed by Loco Shed but I wasn't interested anymore, I was simply too tired. The solitary WAP7 30311 was resting peacefully, two dirty MGS WAP4 lay as if dead, a very dirty rajdhani livered ancient MGS WAM4 was the only thing with it's panto on.
The end of the Dhanbad Loco Tank and the flash of green of the signal post were the sign that we were finally leaving DHANBAD behind.......and gradually speeding towards SDAH!
These are the clips that I clicked on that day:-
1,2 & 3 show WAP7 30311 getting ready to shunt the Black-Diamond Express
4 shows the BBS-DHN Garib rath in the background of the WAP7
4&7 are panoramas of DHN JN taken during a light shower.
5 shows 68088 ready for Bankura
6 Self Explanatory
8 & 9 show the unusually deserted trip Loco Shed from the platfrom
10&11 show the station during a light shower
12 shows HWH WAP4 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22509
PS:- I reached SDAH at 19:00 hours that day. The train was stuck outside Dum-Dum Jn for a futher 1 hour.
The Poorva reached much before 12988
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP.
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

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Nice story but the notorious act of SDAH never ends..it always makes Exp trains wait for 1 hr @ DDJ outer even though it knows very well that there are no contenders for PF#9A

  
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Well it is not exactly Sealdah's fault. The confluence of so many railway lines at Dum Dum Jn doesn't make things easy for the Sealdah Control room. Priority is obviously given to the local trains, over the long running trains. However there is always room for improvement.
If HWH can manage surely SDAH can as well!

  
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Spotted MGS WAP-4 22509 at DHN today, with Muri-Dhn pax!
  
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It is a great move by the railways to introduce an extra 3AC in Tata-Alleppey exp considering the popularity of this train.......now its time that Dhanbad division should also consider this and add an extra 3ac in the Dhanbad-Alleppey rake............this train like its slip rake runs jam packed throughout the year & is the sole connectivity between Dhanbad,bokaro,ranchi to southernmost parts of India.......Just 1 3ac is insufficient to cater to such a large pool of passengers.......therefore the need of the hour is that an extra 3ac would be very much of a relief to tourists & patients travelling south..........suggestions welcome........

  
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Yes one 3AC can be easily introduced in the Dhanbad part . . . But I still feel that the best would be to delink both the trains and make both of these trains of 24 coaches :)

  
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Yes an extra coach can be added. Has a huge patronage throughout the year.

  
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Yes agree with the same. Ideal solution is to separate the trains. The railways have been constantly rejecting this proposal and it could be due to some of the following challenges faced
• Availability of rakes. At least 6 rakes in each of the trains required.
• Getting the right time table slot for each of the trains separately since it travels through so many diff zones. It is almost like starting a new daily train !!!
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these 2 trains already run daily and that too for such a long distance, it will present another additional challenge. Had the trains been bi weekly or tri weekly, it may not have so much of issues but getting 2 separate daily trains and that too with separate time slots is always a challenge

  
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The Dhanbad one can run on the existing route while the TATA slip can be made to run via Kharagpur-BBSR-VSKP...
The proposal was there for many years but still yet to see the light of the day. The maintenance standards of these trains have to improve too.

  
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Yes this proposal was there for long. I have heard another version from one of the pantry staff once wherein it was said while the DHN-Allp will continue with its existing run, the Tata Allp train was proposed to be extended till Trivandrum. One reason being mentioned for not having separate rakes was Tata lacking full fledged facility of a dedicated yard/pit line where multiple trains with more than 18-19 coaches can be stationed daily

  
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If delinking of the above trains is difficult then railways should try to start one bi weekly or weekly train from dhanbad through bokaro ranchi to south india with better speed & more coaches because the present train is just not able to cover the rush. ....

  
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Few months ago I had read in a newspaper about introduction of a new train between Hatia and Ernakulam but it's still not announced :(
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