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12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)
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May 23 (6:58PM)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT) | ADTP/Adityapur (3 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/22366        

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May 23 2015 (7:33PM)
12860 Geetanjali Gitanjali Express Passing Through
12860 Gitanjali Express Passing Through
Adityapur With #WAP4 #22366 SRC In Tow.
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Nowadays the sheen of this train is lost by adding unnecessary stoppages by IR

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Once queen of its route..

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Leave the halts alone, first we need to do away by RSA of Jagannath Express, it least we can seen some coaching improvement then...
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May 15 (3:27PM)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT) | TATA/Tatanagar Junction (5 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/22500        

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2 hours late running Howrah bound Gitanjali Express arrives at Tatanagar to overtake Kurla Shalimar Express, which itself was 2.5 hours delayed...
(Dated : 28th Feb 2015)

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Missed to click 'Train name board'

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travelled in this train several times and others with his brothers... Mumbai Mail, Samarsata, Azad Hind, Jnaneshwari Exp.
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Apr 17 2015 (9:30AM)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT) | NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs)        

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Presenting counted as one of fastest in Mumbai-Howrah Route, My Personal Favourite The Famous Howrah -Mumbai Geetanjali Exp at... Bas Naam he kaafi hai

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If you don't didn't get ticket for Howrah Mail via Nagpur for example, you had to stand at the end of the line for Gitanjali all over again to try your luck for that train
Thus runs my the story of my mid-morning high tea with Railway people at VT


May 11 2015 (10:27AM)
If you don't get ticket for Howrah Mail via Nagpur for example, you had to stand at the end of the line for Gitanjali all over again for Gitanjali to try your luck for that train


May 11 2015 (1:48AM)
Patil, the Chief Commercial Manager at VT telling me that my tickets had some issues and I need needed to urgently meet him in that regard
And that he is was faced with a severe punishment if this cannot could not be rectified
I happily agreed for the replacement, they were all happy and Mr Patil thanked me profusely and gave me a blank cheque that if ever I needed any ticket in an emergency I could always get in touch with him for a personal help
Here is my unbelievable and unique experience with respect to Gitanjali Express.
And I belong to the days of the dinosaurs and this story obviously can only be from those days.
Believe it or not, those days you had to stand in separate queues to buy tickets for different trains. If you didn't get ticket for Howrah Mail via Nagpur for example, you had to stand at the end of the line for Gitanjali all over again to try your luck for that train.
I felt very lucky to have in hand sleeper reservations for outgoing as well as the return journey for which they had a quota of tickets ex Howrah that VT could sell.
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After about 15-20 days, I received a post card from one Mr V.B. Patil, the Chief Commercial Manager at VT telling me that my tickets had some issues and I needed to urgently meet him in that regard.
I spent that evening wondering about what mistake I might have committed.
The next day when I went to VT, Mr Patil gave a warm friendly welcome and offered me tea, snacks,sweets and all. I found the entire thing a bit surprising.
Then finally I was told that Gitanjali didn't run on all 7 days but only 4 times a week and the return ticket from Howrah was wrongly issued for a date when the train was not going to be there.
I was told that if I agreed to hand over the return ticket he would replace it with whichever date's ticket that I may choose, all done in a matter of minutes.
It appears that a young clerk who had recently joined opened a wrong folio for a date when the train would not run and issued me the ticket erroneously. And that he was faced with a severe punishment if this could not be rectified.
I happily agreed for the replacement, they were all happy and Mr Patil thanked me profusely and gave me a blank cheque that if ever I needed any ticket in an emergency I could always get in touch with him for a personal help.
Thus runs the story of my mid-morning high tea with Railway people at VT.

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Pilgrim   575 blog posts  
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Only one addition - you have forgotten to mention the bid ledgers that the clerks filled manually before issuing the ticket.

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shiv22   92 blog posts   2 correct pred (62% accurate)  
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I only knew the folio on a big unwieldy register where they entered all the details. That they are called bid ledger is news to me.
And I missed to mention one more thing. The tickets were like small card board rectangles similar to the ones coming out of the Weighing Machines these days. They also issued separate tickets for basic journey, reservation charges on the back of which the coach and berth number would be written, and super-fast charges. If you were travelling with a family of 4 you would have to keep 12 of these tickets.

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Sir, extremely sorry for spelling mistake, big ledgers (not bid). Your experience is more than mine.

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That's okay.
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Aug 16 2014 (1:11AM)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)        
 

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Train Tag: Gitanjali Express/12860 added by Bengal Nagpur Railway/85017
Station Tag: Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH added by Bengal Nagpur Railway/85017
Hi friends, here is an trip report.
DOJ : 10-Apr-14 (Thursday) from HWH to CSTM.
Started from home (Dankuni.Jn) to catch HWH local but reached station late, so decided to board Sealdah bound local to Bally Ghat from there by walk to Bally Main line station & from there too TAK-HWH EMU to reach Howrah around 12:50 Hrs.
Proceeded to platform no : 04-05 as saw there a filter dispensing water, after filling water proceeded towards pf no : 21 in new complex to saw my 12860 Mumbai bound GITANJALI EXP was stationed there well in advance by a WDM-3A KGP but also saw another rake of GITANJALI EXP adjacent on pf no : 20 which was coupled with WAP-4 SRC roof mounted
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head light. Proceeded towards coach S-14 seat no : 33(LB), found my coach to be built in RCF Kapurthala in 2008 with E.Co.R markings, just pantry car was S.E marked. Well my seat was as usual encroached my General class travellers whom were to travel till KGP, as they politely asked me to let them sit, so I agreed (pic 01). I was just looking at my clock to touch 13:50 Hrs, but train didn't depart but at 14:05 finally train started rolling behind a WAP-4 SRC (didn't go to have a glimpse of loco as my coach was towards the end of train), train crawled past Tikiapara (pic 02). Dasnagar (pic 03), Ramrajatala (pic 04) passing Santragachi outer, the line towards Shalimar (pic 05) now crossing Santragachi (pic 06, 07 & 08), speed was great till Deulti as we were to cross river Rupnarayan (pic 09 & 10) Passing over famous Kolaghat bridge (pic 11, 12 & 13). Here Kolaghat thermal power plant was there to greet us welcome into east Midnapur district (pic 14), there after I had my light lunch consisting boiled eggs from home & was waiting to enter Kharagpur.Jn which came 10 mins late, we left Kharagpur quickly & was passing through one of numerous lines (pic 15). I took a power nap to see Tatanagar.Jn arrived just 5 mins late but I felt too lazy to click any snap & again slept to wake up just before Chakradharpur & train was running furiously in about 90 KMPH might had even touched magic mark of 100 KMPH (pic 16 & 17). Rourkela arrived some late (pic 18) & from here I took ghooghnee (bengali version of chole bhature but without bhature!) just passed my platter of ghooghnee through window & runned to catch my train which was already gliding (perhaps it cut it's halt to cover it's lost time?)
Well that ghooghnee turned out to be better than chana masala served by on board catering guys (Satyam caterers), after having my tummy full just lay over my berth as there was no another day to sleep & train was running as usuall around 70 KMPH, woke up to hear arrival announcement of Howrah - Shirdi Superfast Exp at Bilaspur.Jn. Gone to toilet for pee but found 2 persons inside it as there was no place outside, all general class public was sitting/sleeping near doors, vestibules, also over the gangway. To my utter disappointemt gone to B1 to get myself relieved, as coach attendant was looking at me puzzled! In morning as Nagpur arrived, existing general class travellers alighted & some new faces boarded, I kept on laying over my seat to prevent them from seating, but later woke up near Ajni yard (pic 19 & 20), Sevagram passed (pic 21 & 22), here a train with WAM-4 was waiting to enter Nagpur bound main line from south side (pic 23 & 24) Sightseeings at Wardha.Jn (pic 25 & 26) At Badnera.Jn saw an unknown train waiting with WCAM-3 KYN (pic 27 & 28) Akola past, At Shegaon as usual there were handful of Gajanan Maharaj bhakts were eyeing our reserved berths before boarding but later RPF guys herded them away towards General coach. Thank god there was these RPF guys! Bhusaval loco depot & outer (pic 29 & 30) A goods train with WAM-4 BSL (pic 31) A passenger train resting at Bhusaval outer (pic 32 & 33) duo WCAM-3 KYN (pic 34) Bhusaval loco trip shed (pic 35) General passengers waiting to hop in at Bhusaval.Jn (pic 36) Our train pantry car with SER markings (pic 37) My coach S-14 (pic 38 & 39) From Bhusaval got some food for lunch, as in previous day dinner itself I was unsatisfied with quality of food, their sabzi was tasteless, they just put colors to make it attractive & in mutter paneer, paneer was seldom found! When asked for complaint book it wasn't available too... Took a nap to wake up near Nashik outer, as usual titbits vada-pav was sold, bought 2 of them which satiated my hunger. Till Igatpuri train was running in mediocree speed (pic 40) entered Igatpuri outer & past loco shed to see some WAP's (pic 41) At Igatpuri saw a WAP-7 with passenger train (pic 42) My train was de-coupled from WAP-4 SRC which proceeded towards loco trip shed (pic 43) After brief halt at Igatpuri proceeded towards Thall ghat (pic 44 & 45) After Kasara it was smooth run till Kalyan.Jn just at Titwala we were halted as some EMU was ahead us. From Kalyan onwards it was walk in park like run for us. We reached Mumbai CST at 21:35 Hrs in pf no : 15
As I made my way amongst hustle and bustle of Mumbai & got lost into crowd to be called a Mumbaikar! A wonderful journey with some sweet and sour memories ended over happy note as I reached my home...
Friends thank you for reading & more such trip reports are about to come!

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Train Tag: Gitanjali Express/12860 added by Bengal Nagpur Railway/85017
Station Tag: Igatpuri/IGP added by Bengal Nagpur Railway/85017
Descending Thall Ghat...
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Mar 30 2015 (7:05PM)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai CST (18 PFs)        
 

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For 4th may, the status 4 CST to Howrah for 3AC is GNWL136/WL58.......what are its chances

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Don't depend on this ticket. Frankly speaking it remains WL till chart prearation. Go for tatkal on 3rd MAY.

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it wnt cnf
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Apr 10 2015 (6:18PM)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT) | BD/Badnera Junction (4 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/22350        
 

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12859 Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali Superfast arriving at Badnera Junction with SRC WAP-4 #22350....
Badnera #SB
Loco pic.

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Train board....
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Coach Composition: ENG-SLR-GS-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-S11-S12-S13-PC-S14-B1-B2-A1-A2-GS-GS-SLR

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#Admins plz update it

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Thanks Updated...
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Coach Composition: ENG-SLR-GS-GS-A2-A1-B2-B1-S14-PC-S13-S12-S11-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-GS-SLR

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#Admins plz update it

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Thanks Updated..
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Apr 03 2015 (5:46PM)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT) | JGM/Jhargram (4 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4        
 

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গীতাঞ্জলী এক্সপ্রেস गीतांजलि एक्सप्रेस
Travel Time: 30h 57m 23 halts Distance: 1958 km Avg Speed: 63 km/hr
Peak Observed Speed: 100 km/hr between JL/Jalgaon Junction and MMR/Manmad Junction
edit plz-- seen this train crossing/passing through JGM at Flat 110/115 km/hr
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######100 th upload on my channel #########
First of all a big thanks for all my subscribers..you guys are just awesome :) thnks for being with me :)
Presenting my 100th upload :)...I think this video deserves one of my favorite train...:)
Horrible Shakes...Not a good videography..then also..just one thought in my mind..LEGEND will be LEGEND for me :)
Seen here is Brutal action from KGP-HWH section....With SRC WAP-4 leading the way Train 12859 Gitanjali Express brutally scortches
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