some captures from the trip...
akola main entrance
Newly made res counter
coach positon indicator
Fresg food plaza
I think GPS is fairly reliable within a small error. I recorded Jnaneswari doing 114-115 between Badnera and Wardha in December (and of course was running well ahead of its schedule), probably 110 in reality with minor error. I also recorded Habibganj Shatabdi at 157 km, probably 150 in reality, (during the fog days, but that run was short lived as the rest of the way the train crawled at 70-75).
may be...even i recorded 130 too during this same jrney...
in this train Ac 1st class should be removed entirely and replaced with 3tier ac coach.....so that many passengers can travel in ac compartment.....ac 1st class has very few seats which is not much used also....isnt it friends ?.....my wish thr should be 5 ac 3tier and only one ac 2 tier...which is sufficient more than enough for passengers...
I think in all Howrah mumbai bound trains leaving ac express duronto n all.....thr should be 5 ac3tiers and one or two ac2tiers....ac 1st class is totally wastage...soemtimes it goes entire empty....though thr r many who have rac or waiting in 3tier ac
Sir is logic ke hisab se to sab AC nd sleeper remove kar ke only GS class add kar dene chaiye sab train me bcz sabse jayda pax GS class me he Atty hai ,,
Janaab aapki baat bhi sahi hai lekin general class aur sleeper me abhi kiraya me jyada antar bhi nahi hai....general should be removed by sleeper coach
I have seen many trains whose last bogies are out of platform. Especially in general class bogies of long distance trains in Konkan Railways.
First of all iss train mein SLR jo ki avi 20 seat ki h & sath mein disabled h use hatake intercity type k SLR lagane chahiye With 60 seats...20 seats are not enough for RMS operation.This is the primary Mail train in 1976 km Howrah Mumbai The very important route via Nagpur.
It has a full 1A coach. If you check carefully, even 2A in this train is not fully occupied till October. And, it is the most prestigious train in this route. 1A may not be removed completely but can be augmented with 2A like 1A cum 2A.
My 3 years old sketch of HWH MUMBAI MAIL, which was lying in dust...
75.Hurray,diamond jubilee BNR sir
I love SER Train Boards :)
A super clash between two legendary trains connecting the important metros of India : Mumbai and Kolkatta. I was lucky enough to capture this and I was unaware of the Gitanjali Express which was coming from behind. Now with CSTM CR line all set to get AC'fied, this could well be the last few days with these two trains with their WCAM link. Both these trains are expected to be upgraded to the respective WAP4/5/7 link. Both the trains were powered by KYN WCAM3. Thanks for the hello WCAM's.
Trains : 12860 HWH CSTM Gitanjali Express and 12809 CSTM HWH Mail (via Nagpur).
Location : Bhandup, CR
Both the trains follow the route : Dadar, Kalyan, Nashik Road, Bhusaval, Akola, Badnera,
A single loco should be expected to run thru the entire 1966 km stretch, no change enroute (except the additions/substraction at Kasara/Igatpuri).
That was my thought as well. While Gitanjali has yellow plate (ECoR), Mumbai Mail has red (SER), the first train was shorter and had fewer AC coaches than Mumbai Mail (24-coacher, 6 AC).
taking this train from ak to cstm today...@ 18:55
hope to capture updates ( if my fone supports)
departing igp now
while we were here ltt asr exp arrived at oppp pf, hauled by. a gzb p5
but then saw three wag 7 being attached to it?
three locos as bankers?
Most of the time triple WAG-7s used as bankers......
rchd after a very tiring jrney...shall post pictures soon
Train Name HWH CSTM MAIL
Station BADNERA JN (BD)
Sch. Arrival 19-May 17:50
Act. Arrival 19-May 17:30
Delay Arrival No Delay
Sch. Departure 19-May 17:53
Act. Departure 19-May 17:53
Delay Departure No Delay
Last Location Departed from KATEPURNA (KTP) at 19-May 18:35 No Delay (51 Kms. ahead)
arr 20 mins bt...23 min halt
Arrived at MUMBAI CST (CSTM) at 20-May 05:30 Delayed by 10 Min
RLWL# 21 / WL# 21 in this train from ak to cstm, for jrney on 21 may? confirmation chances? class is sleeper
i do not have the pnr...planning to take this tkt..hence asked!!!