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12628/Karnataka Express (PT)
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್ /کرناٹک ایکسپریس     कर्नाटक एक्सप्रेस

KWV/Kurduvadi Junction --> SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)

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Tue Jul 20, 1976
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Mar 21 2017 (21:02)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)
 

Atharva^~   34053 blog posts   2659 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2205741            Tags   Past Edits
Which train is best.
Karnataka Express48%74
Tamil Nadu Express52%79

62 posts - Mar 2017

1 posts - Sat Apr 15, 2017

6 posts - Wed Apr 19, 2017

3 posts - Thu Apr 20, 2017

9 posts - Fri Apr 21, 2017

9 posts - Yesterday

  
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Yesterday (12:53)
Saurabh®~   1741 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2205741-94            Tags   Past Edits
one more factor is the route condition . TN route is more swift and free flowing than KK route (specially Daund - DMM section)

  
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Yesterday (12:56)
Maxing Out on Polls~   1699 blog posts
Re# 2205741-95            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, major part is single line. MAS-NDLS has been a BG for a long time. GTL-YNK was GC in 80s I think. Slowly moving onto FEDL.

  
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Yesterday (13:58)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2509 blog posts
Re# 2205741-96            Tags   Past Edits
Quite a long post here. Bear with me. :)
I said KK was an exception as it mostly skirted on the boundary of the state instead of going smack dab through the middle of the state like Kerala or AP. I just mentioned in case somebody was ready to nitpick and tell me that KK covers only RC and GR on the boundary of the state and doesn't pass much through the state (People have asked such paranoid questions earlier. If you dig deep enough in this forum, there were posts where people would question - to quote them - "why KK and TN are named after the state when they barely have any run in the state?". I didn't want
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to write another long post answering that question again.)
"For no 30, 40 halt trains impress them" - True, many people go gaga over fast, non-stop trains. But that doesn't mean that they look down on trains with more halts. My own favorite train is the absolute definition of a crawler for it's route (17643/44) and It will still be my most favorite train even if I, like other RFs, call the Mumbai Raj as 'King' or just fan-worship some "legendary" train on IR and you can find no dearth of such RF's here on the site. We love trains as much, irrespective of their stops, loco links or speed.
I have mentioned that same thing in my post, that the demands of the intermediate regions have changed, and that was why they ended up with halts based on requirement. There was no question of 'losing prestige' or something silly like that because of additional halts. A train's prestige is in how well it serves the passengers it's supposed to serve, not in having some gimmicks - Something in which all four are doing quite good.
The TN did not escape because of GT. All of the big four still have more or less the same halts in the common part of their runs (ET-NDLS/NGP-NDLS). They mainly ended up with extra halts in the parts of their routes that are exclusively served by them. Until the mid-nineties, even the GT did not have too many halts and at the time TN was inaugurated, GT had even fewer halts. The Dakshin was running for a very long time and yet, the AP still got additional halts as it was passing through several important towns in her home state. The KK and Kerala got several halts in Maharashtra, AP etc as they also had to provide a connection from KA/KL to these intermediate locations in addition to a Delhi connection. The TN on the other hand had neither of these requirements. It had no other important place in Tamil nadu to serve, and neither did people need it for traveling to AP as there were many trains going to AP (None of the three-AP/TN/KL had any significant change in halts beyond NGP).
TN and it's sisters were the favorites of the railways and their zones, because they ushered in a new trend. Fast, non-stop runs skipping major places is a common thing now, but back then these were among the first ones to receive such priority and have such ruthless runs barring the 2 Rajdhani's. Today, because of rapid development, we need trains that cater to more people . But whatever aura was created around their 'lack of stops' was well justified in the days when they were inaugurated.

  
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Yesterday (15:27)
Maxing Out on Polls~   1699 blog posts
Re# 2205741-98            Tags   Past Edits
1. "that doesn't mean that they look down on trains with more halts" - May be not you, but you can't sum up for all - here is one who has absolute disdain for members who voted for KK - /blog/post/2205741
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2. I don't know why you brought up 'losing prestige' word within quotes, I never used it. I believe all trains serve all equally - /blog/post/2205741
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3. "The TN on the other hand had neither of these requirements. It had no other important place in Tamil nadu to serve, and neither did people need it for traveling to AP as there were many trains going to AP" -
Serving is just not helping the state's people to go to AP.
Serving also is just not transporting people of that state to Delhi.
But... it is also on the - reverse direction - helping people from other places beyond AP, NGP to come to Chennai. In that aspect GT helps out TN.
Take Mathura Junction or Bina Junction for example: if GT wasn't there, I am sure that political/people pressure would have been there to give stop for TN at these places. Whereas KK has no back-up so it has to give stops at Bina and Mathura to help people come to Bengaluru or vice versa.
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Today (08:29)
Anupam Enosh Sarkar   5773 blog posts   42283 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2205741-103            Tags   Past Edits
Blog Entry Archived.
Motive of poll achieved.
  
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Mar 20 2017 (22:43)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | GY/Gooty Junction (2 PFs) | GTL/WDM-3A/16603

LHB for TN Express~   981 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2204553            Tags   Past Edits
Kingfisher Spotted | GY WDM3D 11115 shunts a mixed frieght rake as the Bengaluru bound Karnataka Express pulls out after a scheduled halt | Gooty Jn., November 2016
Follow the entire trip to cover the Akola Mhow MG section in this Album - click here
  
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Mar 21 2017 (22:23)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | GY/Gooty Junction (2 PFs) | GTL/WDM-3A/16603

LHB for TN Express~   981 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2205821            Tags   Past Edits
Golden Rocker at Gooty Jn | GOC WDP4D lying dead near Gooty DLS | Quite a surprise, seeing a GOC Passenger class EMD in these parts | Clicked from on board Bengaluru bound Karnataka Express, November 2016
Follow the entire trip to cover the Akola Mhow MG section in this Album - click here

  
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Mar 21 2017 (22:24)
عمران جاوید   3560 blog posts   886 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2205821-1            Tags   Past Edits
y ha u taggd gtl?

  
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Mar 21 2017 (22:28)
LHB for TN Express~   981 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2205821-2            Tags   Past Edits
my train's loco was GTL twins

  
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Mar 22 2017 (00:26)
Betting Badshah~   694 blog posts   28 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2205821-3            Tags   Past Edits
May be to get more views:P
  
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Apr 21 2017 (18:48)   12622/Tamil Nadu SF Express (PT) | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

Shan H Fernandes   948 blog posts   183 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 2244909            Tags   Past Edits
Latest train videos !!
Trainspotting videos shot on 21st April 2017 .
First LGD WAP-7 30237 hauled AP AC express , WAP4 Tamil Nadu express , WAP7 Karnataka express , LHB Kamayani express , RPM WAP4 CAPE-NZM Thirukkural express and many more.
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Yesterday (00:08)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | CSDR/Channasandra (1 PFs) | GOC/WDG-4/12829

Guru Bhat~   41 blog posts
Entry# 2245271            Tags   Past Edits
Catch the WDG-4 twins from Ponmalai Golden Rock (GOC) Diesel Shed working as offlink for 12628 New Delhi KSR Bengaluru City Karnataka Express as it approaches towards its destination (22/04/2017)

  
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Yesterday (09:12)
BRC WAP 7~   270 blog posts   104 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2245271-1            Tags   Past Edits
Near which station did u capture WDG-4
  
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Today (07:38)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT) | DD/Daund Junction (7 PFs) | GZB/WAP-7/30412

Cheetah*^~   15902 blog posts   54753 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2246671            Tags   Past Edits
Todays Loco Link From Daund Jn ==> #Offlink P7 Marks GZB WAP 7 #30412!!!
  
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Yesterday (21:07)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | CSDR/Channasandra (1 PFs)

KJMNaveen~   589 blog posts   62 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2246412            Tags   Past Edits
#Offlinks Twins WDG-4 of GOC work the Karnataka express. Took this train on 21 Apr 2017 from HUP to BNC. Also spotted my fellow railfan Guruprasad Karkal Bhat.
  
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Yesterday (00:07)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | CSDR/Channasandra (1 PFs) | GOC/WDG-4/12829

Guru Bhat~   41 blog posts
Entry# 2245270            Tags   Past Edits
The WDG-4 twins from Ponmalai Golden Rock (GOC) Diesel Shed working as offlink for 12628 New Delhi KSR Bengaluru City Karnataka Express as it approaches towards its destination (22/04/2017)
  
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Apr 21 2017 (20:30)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

OM SAI RAM~   1178 blog posts   285 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 2245058            Tags   Past Edits
Member Trip is in Progress for this Train is showing but I am not able to find any trip currently running. kya realy koi trip hai ya yae 1k web bug hai. IRI ki site pae koi issue chal raha hai????
  
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Mar 26 2017 (23:04)   16232/Mysuru - Mayiladuthurai (Thanjavur) Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs) | ED/WDM-3D/11183

LHB for TN Express~   981 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2211891            Tags   Past Edits
A NOTE TO ALL VIEWERS :- This is a post of a video; a Journey compilation; every tag in this post is appearing in the video, not tag is random, if anyone feels any tag is unnecessary, please do watch the video first and then point out errors if any. Thank you.
In a sudden trip to Trichy, right in the middle of the monsoon season, the Mysore Mayiladuthurai Express is taken to Tiruchchirapalli; but what is not foreseen is the amount of rains that will lash out and the lightning and thunderstorms that will accompany. The indication is given while at Bengaluru City Jn itself; with Lightning making its presence felt. As the journey progressed; rains started lashing out no
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sooner had the train departed from Hosur and continued all the way upto Karur late into the night. Fierce spurts of lightning could be seen every now and then. At Kelamangalam, Kongu Express bound for the national capital was looped for us to cross. We reached Salem Junction at a few minutes to midnight; and here Chennai bound Blue Mountain Express and Bengaluru bound Ernakulam Bengaluru Superfast Express crossed us. An hour later; we find ourselves at the ever busy Erode Junction; where as many as 3 trains are sighted in a span of 20minutes that we take for loco reversal, the Bengaluru bound Kannur Yeshvantpur Express; Trivandrum mail from Chennai and Chemmozhi express bound for Coimbatore. While departing after Loco reversal; the announcement for a fourth train also was occurring; the Mangalore Chennai Superfast Express. After Erode, its a sedate run till we knock the gates of Trichy; delay is maintained. At Trichy an array of locos including localites - WDM2; WDP3A and WDP4D of GOC shed welcoming us at the wee hours of the morning.
A Monsoon train journey accompanied by lightning and heavy rains
YT Link - click here
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