Vskp wdm3a ready to depart bhubaneswar with 12832 bbs dhn garib rath
puri gya tha , wha se sambalpur intercity se bbs aaya aur bbs to hwh 12864 ypr hwh se
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 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.
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!
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 railfans, what do you think?#rundhnbbsgrviahwh
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 only lacks a proper connectivity to Hyderabad....For that it has to depend on hwh & dhn.
DD can serve better with fully unreseved service & specified timings.
Patronage will also increase if non ac rakes are used.....
Then there will be no difference between BD, CF & DD. I'm talking abt CC as unreserved.
In it's last days......the Dhn-Hwh DD was made full UR, I mean you you could buy a seat on the DD, as you buy unreserved train tickets.
The train still remained empty..........
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.
Good proposal, but will it be implemented???
VSKP and ECoR don't have the best of relationships!!!
Hahaha..that's right. ECoR is not so of good mood over VSKP division. But still for the benefit of this train and reduce the loss endured by vacant seats, ECoR should ponder over this extension.
Thumbs Up to your proposal!
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...
already from dhanbad to HYD trains are running via NGP
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
Pics from 12260 Exp on 1 st August.....in the midst of heavy railfall.
This train can be extended in both side. Upto VSKP & ASN.
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.
crossed the bridge ..was with full speed 65+ .
;-) :-* thanx niket bhaiya.
It had to give you a VSKP deemer :D nice shot :)
Why this train runs with diesel power between ROU-DHN where ALLP-DHN EXP gets WAM4 between ROU-DHN?
Doesn't this train gets WAM 4 /WAP 4/7 between ROU-DHN having loco change in ROU????