Jul 17 2015 (1:22PM) Station Tag: Hatia/HTE added by 18626 The Super Express/1008698
Early morning I went to him and asked him .. what you have to give me ?? he replied wait for few minutes I have something special. then I said OK and waited sleeping near him.. and he gave me one of my best rail faning session... pictures will come slowly ..;-). moral if u love anything deeply it will return u only love..let it be living or non loving.
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
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Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM) Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Arnab/884604
Aug 04 2015 (2:24PM) 12 shows HWH WAP4 22276 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 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 Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22587 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
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Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM) Station Tag: Tetulmari/TET added by Arnab/884604
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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... more...
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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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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****Todays Catch**** an overnight journey in 18610 proved more rewarding than dialling KBC, then returned with BBS-DHN GR which was being hauled with bold and beautiful VSKP lad. The Ranchi-Muri stretch is filled with beautiful curves (oh i love curves :* ) below are pics of DHN GR negotiating its way through various curves
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I love Pic-5 the most in which the LP is waving the Green Flag out of the WDM Loco Cab Window.... let's hope that this train's entire route gets electrified within a few years so that it becomes an electric train from end-to-end :-D
Oct 23 2015 (10:55PM) Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by Arnab/884604
Oct 23 2015 (10:54PM) Station Tag: Dumka/DUMK added by Arnab/884604
Oct 23 2015 (10:54PM) Station Tag: Bhopal Junction/BPL added by Arnab/884604
Oct 23 2015 (10:54PM) Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by Arnab/884604
Oct 23 2015 (10:54PM) Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Arnab/884604
Oct 23 2015 (10:54PM) Train Tag: Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Garib Rath Express/12831 added by Arnab/884604
Oct 23 2015 (10:54PM) Train Tag: Ranchi - Dumka Intercity Express/18619 added by Arnab/884604
Saving non-renewable Fossil Fuels like Diesel should be IR's top most priority! Running Diesel train, especially the 'Jurassic aged' ALCO's on fully electrified tracks makes no sense! The HWH-BPL Weekly can easily run upto DHN/BRKA with a electric locomotive and then change over to Diesel! Similar case can be said of the RNC-DMKA intercity! The Diesel loco can be attached at DHN/JSME! The... more...
DHN-BBS GR, instead of a VSKP- ALCO doing the hauling duties, an electric loco can easily haul this train from DHN-ROU, and then Diesel from ROU-BBS! Why is IR not taking this steps already is surprising, considering the fact that Diesel is scarce and expenive!
IR dnt consider the same as mch cz the Loco if nt used remain live (non-dead)..apparently keep on burning fossil!! Although, for this train..E-Loco can remain dead in between GHD-KMZ..with D-Loco in charge!! A dedicated Loco can b an issue for short span for weekly train!! RNC ICE gets LR @ JSME..where loco detachment @ front & different loco attachment @ rear will b more time saving thn LR!! But dedicated Loco mayb an issue..as chcked JSME/Dumka bt didnt found any free loco!! For... more...
GR..again a dead Loco may work for a short-while.... But it all look so simple in theory bt quite complex in real with approximately no Loco available for the same!!
1> A diesel loco burns a whole lot fuel while hauling than while idling! I completely disagree with your point that a diesel loco can't be a issue, when the train is traveling over such a long distance with a ALCO,don't ignore the return is done with the same locomotive . If Shaktipunj can get over a loco change BRKA, then what is the problem with this train???? 2> For RNC-DUMK intercity, I understood that availability of D/E-Locos at JSME is an issue, hence the changeover pont was proposed at DHN! The LC at JSME would take a whole longer than a simple LR, hence the LC can be done at DHN. Atleast the half-journey can be covered in E-Loco. That saves... more...
a lot of fossil fuel. It is not like DHN is alien to loco changing duties! It wasn't a very long while ago, when the RNC-DHN line wasn't fully electrified, and DHN was a Loco (Diesel-Loco) Changeover point for the RNC bound trains. This can be done over again. 3> DHN-BBS is a tri-weekly, so it's haulage by a diesel loco over a majority of electrified loco clearly makes no sense. Clearly the train can get a loco change done at ROU (ET from DHN-ROU, DT from ROU-BBS). 13351 gets it done daily!For the DHN-BBS GR one ALCO would be sufficient! As a matter of fact, the DHN-BBS GR already costs a lot of diesel to IR because of continous running of the two EOGs! SO it would be wise for ECoR & ECR to run it with an E-Loco wherever. And infact if IR insists on running D-locos on this trains due to practical constraints as you say, then they should avail the services of the newer EMDs allocated to PTRU & UDL. Atleast EMDs are far more fuel efficient than the ALCOs,beside their other advantages!!!
Ur point feel like: Diesel is fossil & Electricity is free!! Thermal too get it thru Coal Burn & other non-renewable source of energy.. Shaktipunj daily..while to adjust Loco for weekly train remains issue U... more...
mean dual time wastage instead of single..DHN & JSME!! & who said LC gonna take less time then LR (Attach n detach? SBC Raj via Dhone takes less time in changeover @ SC as compared to via RC (Dhone: LC with Rake reverse..RC: LC with no rake reverse)!! As told..electricity isn't free & IR pays it @ premium level..An idle E-Loco remains dead while D-Loco even if idle, keeps on burning fuel..so apparently running that idle D-Loco seems cheaper cz only acceleration diesel cost gonna get added against its idle stand..EMD/E-Loco allocation depends on Loco Availability!!
Sir, I never mentioned as electicity being free......now did I? Electricity is generated by thermal as a well as hydel means. 70% by thermal and 30% by hydel and other means. Beside the generation of electricity by renewable resources like Wind & Solar, though now miniscule, but are increasing at a very steadfast pace.......Nuclear power stations are also available.......You talk of Coal, with present usage rates coal reserves will still last 200 years! Electricity is nowwhere the problem. Your excuse that, because IR has a premium rate to pay-off for the electricity it consumes, they are free to run diesel locos on electrified tracks is totally illogical! Petroleum... more...
reserves are already much scarce, about 30 years worth are left,and add this to the fact there are other uses to petrol and diesel besides Locomotives. They are used in automobiles, aeroplanes, ships......... IR has an option to substitute e Diesel loco for an electric loco in an electrified track, but what about the rest. Surely electric & hybrid cars exist but what about airways & waterways? Battery power can't be an option here now can't it? Now regarding your second point, let me clarify you that since you talk of 'time waste', The 'Time wasted' for changing a D-E loco now, will save a lot of precious diesel loco for our future generations will it not.............I think everyone is now following the means for "Sustainable Devlopment", if this is not sustainable devlopment then what is it??? Your belief that the D-loco's running fuel expenses cost & idling fuel expenses cost being marginally different is also misplaced. click here . The featured loco WDM-3A consumes only 3.6litres of diesel fuel while idling, whilst drinking upto 5 litres per km of it's run, how can the cost differences be marginal??? And of course EMD locomotives depend on availability, but ER & ECR both have E-locos & they can suffice them. I understand that you are a diesel fan sir, but kindly think of long-term adverse effects that Diesel locos have, they can never be sustainable in the long run. That is the primary reason why IR has stepped up it's electrification plans. Kindly go through this PDF files, there are detailed reports about how much IR tries to improve it's aged diesel fleet. The numbers though improved compared to 50s' & 70s' are not good enough for the future.....
3.6 vs 5 litre: Even idle..its consuming 3.6 Litres..hw mch Unit Electric idle loco consumes?? 0 Thats wht i told!! Further, u need to account: 1. Energy lost while producing thermal Electricity..into heat/radiation along with Combustion energy lost..Isnt Coal also fossil?? What about Diesel run thermal plants?? 2.... more...
India as a whole is Electricity deprived..We hav Electricity deficit against required & then IR utilize major chunk out of that deficit share!! To make over, DG set runs across India for home/office needs!! Isnt that adds to fossil wastage?? 3. More IR Electrification means more wastage via Thermal & Local DG set!! PS: IR utilizes approx 10% of Diesel share of India while its 27% of Peak Load Electric share!! M not advocating IR nt to utilize E-Loco whn traction exists...but sme or other issue prevail, whch enforce D-Loco usage..whn u self admit..IR getting aggressive for Electrification..to capture Fossil cost!!
Sir that is precisely the point that I am trying to make, Diesel should be saved wherever possible! Coal though a fossil fuel is still in much more amount than Diesel, and so isn't in as much danger of being completely exhausted...unlike diesel!
No: roughly 84 Litres extra!! cz 3.6 was already getting wasted!! Cost wise..IR intake Diesel is cheap while Elec is Premium...for that 60 Odd Kms..can u tell hw mch Electric run cost would b?? Cz u need to keep awaiting E-Loco live (nt dead) & for same 60 Kms...hw mch?? Coal are abundant & diesel scarce & so we shld start burning more of coal?? What a logic!! Fossil funda gt screwed..even if Coal means more pollution & more energy loss!! And... more...
wht about power scarcity, whch lead people/corporate depend on DG Set whch burns diesel?? IR is more equipped to deploy the most feasible Loco option, then us, with all Permutation/Combination!!
That 3.6 is used while idling, not during normal running! Again you misinterpret my response, I said of reducing diesel use, but did I ever mention of using up off more coal????? I already mentioned of increasing up use of renewable resources to generate electricity, you even forgot that Hydel generates substantial power as well.............. Coal may mean more power loss, but pollution is... more...
more or less the same in either petroleum or coal................ Regarding the permutation & Combinations, and the math of locomotive allocation, ofcourse it's totally an IR decision, and IR's going that way:- /blog/post/1621079
Whn 3.6 is wasted as in idle...it gonna get waste as it is even if its running...exact loss remain 1.4 ltr..y u computing it @ 5?? "Coal isnt endangered to get exhausted" Ur reply for Thermal usage..the outcome of ur satire simply depicts let coal get burnt in thermal instead of diesel in Loco!! "Coal means more power loss"..so for same amount of Electric outcome, Coal gonna lead more power loss & hence more burning & more pollution!! N interestingly,,u endorsing the same!! Dunno... more...
Sep 30 2015 (11:26AM) Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Game Set Match Federer/884604
This train runs tri-weekly via Ranchi. Isn't it possible to run it the remaining four days via Howrah. Will connect Asansol-Durgapur belt directly to Bhubaneswar then! It will necessiate one more rake, but it will be worth it, don't you think! Fellow... more...
I guess majority of the passengers could not rate to the Gr or dd concept. Better of changing it to a regular sf. But then again as a sf, track priority will be reduced as well as the number of halts, willbe increased!
Extention upto Asn is definitely possible.... Dgr looks difficult as it is not a terminal station!!! But I doubt people of asn will prefer to go all the way via dhn-rnc-sbp, when they can simply catch it at adra... Asn is never short on options, it is simply too well connected!!! Asn... more...
only lacks a proper connectivity to Hyderabad....For that it has to depend on hwh & dhn.
Just a proposal. Why don't this garib rath be extended to VSKP via KUR,BAM,VZM. Yes it would be bit circular route. 227 km excess as compared to 13351 crawler. But people never get confirmed ticket in 13351 as its the only train from dhanbad. This train presently takes 16.15hr , but if speeded up a bit i.e made to arrive BBS within 15.30 hrs, plus BBS to VSKP, further 6.30 hrs, then total journey from DHN to VSKP would be nearly 22hrs which is equal to 13351. But people will definetly opt for this train instead of 13351, all thanks to good departure timings from DHN.
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This train is unexpectedly used by a lot of people who are heading from hyderabad to ranchi, bokaro... They take Indigo flight and reach bbs at 6.50 pm and then catch this train.. This way it becomes the fastest connect to ranchi from hyd...
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Is Bihar fully developed ? Dedicated train to Delhi from every city/town, no other state has such a plenty of dedicated trains for Delhi from its cities . Development is not the key criteria for introducing trains, there are demands of passengers for some cities where they migrate later. NOTE: No targeting of any state, just an example to explain that development is the not the key criteria for new trains.
The thing is hyderabad to ranchi has couple of trains but u Can't get confirmed seats in them all year round. Plus they take 24 hours +. This is the one connection which costs around 4k and person reaches next morning to ranchi from hyderabad
u cant get tickets easily in darbhanga express ....hyb to hwh via ngp will be faster and will give places like raigagh , tata , jharsuguda etc a very fast connectivity to hyd...also hyb to hwh connectivity if one sees falaknuma runs packed all year round ...
This train is mainly for travellers from bbs to rourkela ranchi and itsfuther exte nded to dhabad for further connectivity and overnight travel.it should be left as itis.IR should itroduce another train from dhanbad to Hyd/ypr for the benefit of travllers from this region