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Apr 13 2017 (02:14)   12825/Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

DhnEcr~   5218 blog posts
Entry# 2233030            Tags   Past Edits
My First trip to Delhi May 2009
I needed to take admission in Dehradun college and had to come to Gurgaon campus for Direct interview/Admission. We decided to go unreserved like the millions of migrants from WB,UP, Bihar etc, but the only difference I chose a train with that ensured the most comfortable ride aka 12825 RNC-NDLS Sampark Kranti SF. With my brother as co-passenger who already had a wretched ride in 12817 but that later.
So in month of May, my jouney started off from KMME at 11 pm at night. There
had been heavy rains that day, trains from HWH were running late, high speed winds had uprooted couple of trees so we walked to KKME barely a 1 km from my home. I requested for ticket to NDLS and booking clerk told me "Beta Kalka Mail goes to Old Delhi not NDLS". I told him I knew it but I wanted ticket to NDLS and explained I am not using Kalka Mail. He gave me a ticket Rs 195 (damn cheap)
We had to reach GMO to catch 12825. As per the plan we were to catch ASN-DHN pgr and 13009 Doon for DHN-GMO. Instead we had honors of 12339 HWH-DHN Coalfield SF which ran as passenger as local Memu was cancelled. Damn it with Kalka mail chasing it we feared it would ot us but it didnt. Instead we had to wait for 30 mins for it to arrive at DHN. When it finally moved in at DHN pf 3 its general was as usual jam packed and somehow we squeezed at Gate only praying that the 30 min. journey DHN-GMO ends quickly. It felt as eternity though but we reached at 1.30 am at GMO. The train was expected at 3.10 am but was announced late. No regular trains crossed as Doon and Mumbai mail were late. Around 4.15 12307 HWH-JU SF crossed us.
At 4.55 am our train was announced, it rushed in and without caring to check all coaches we boarded the First SLR coach. Surprisingly all its single seats were empty, (imagining what I had just seen in Kalka Mail) Good Gracious.
RNC SK dpearted at 5.05 am with morning slowly lighting up the sky. The Red engine then (WAP-4 now) honked madly as it raced ahead skipped PNME halted at HZD and KQR but Skipped Gaya. My bro told me how his train 12817 had been ransacked by Unreserved passengers at Gaya. Meanwhile I thanked my stars that my train chose to skip it. Despite late by 2 hours it slammed GMO-MGS in 5 hours flat. We covered 1 hour delay as we moved in at pf 4 at MGS while 12307 had gone ahead. (Just few months back in January I had my longest ride in 13009 HWH DDN Don express which had taken full 10 hours for DHN-MGS). My brother got down at MGS bought some water and snacks and asked me to shift to 2 coaches behind. I was like "Are u kidding me". Why shift when we have a side seat already. He said Trust me u wont regret it. As an true General guy I left my seat, keeping some paper on seat to still claim it back but bro told me none can now board this train from MGS as it is Jharkhand SK while we are in UP. When I reached 3rd coach I was most amazed to see an entire long berth section empty. So we slept on long berth (cushioned) and had a sleeping journey better than any Sleeper train ever I had amazed at this awesome train.
We departed MGS post a 30 min halt. We OT 12307 at Chunar (WOW SF ot SF). Then I had a long sleep, crossed ALD in afternoon (only remember the Yamuna crossing). It was terribly hot and train too moved quickly. We covered MGS-CNB in 5 hours to reach CNB at 3.35pm pf 1. There was a water riot on station literally with passengers fighting for every drop. Some NGO or station ppl had arranged additional containers to provide water. Our train departed after a 15 min halt and quickly flew through the fastest section storming through Phaphund, Etawah and station with suffix bad. (Firozabad and Shikohabad). I enjoyed the evening at and at 7pm had a halt at Tundla jn on leftmost pf. I wondered how so much daylight at 7pm while it gets pitch dark at my area.
Then I hard a loud engine noise and grand Wap-7 moved in with 12003 LKO Swarna Shatabdi with LHB (at that time it did not halt there though).
Post TDL started the crossing of mighty Rajdhani gang back to back while I counted 4 that crossed one after the other. The train kept on slowing down as we approached ALJN. My bro told me when you smell a terrible unbearable odour you know its ALJN. Soon the odour came and so did the station. While it stopped in outer it skipped the station at 8.45pm.
From ALJN began real crawling where train would run, halt run. Close to CYZ it was so congested that I could see train ahead rear light and engine light behind. We again skipped GZB stn with me wondering it halts at outer, why not stop at station silly train. It took full 3 hours for ALJN-NDLS. As we corssed bridges and underpass ROads of Delhi I was just Dazzled with the amount of Cars on Delhi Roads of out glorious Capital. We reached NDLS at 11.45 pm, unfourtunately missed the last metro by 15 minutes (the only sad part of my journey). My brother mobile phone hanged up and it took another 15 minutes to get it up. We called our local cousin who came with bike and we had a tripling ride to Uttamnagar below the Metro pillars carefully avoiding the traffic cops. We had a late dinner and slept off.
Thanks for Reading.!!! Do share your first metropolitan city ride

Apr 14 2017 (23:47)
12817 Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti 12818~   1370 blog posts   46 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2233030-1            Tags   Past Edits
Bahut badhiya...

Apr 14 2017 (23:53)
Get Well Soon LKO NR~   1143 blog posts
Re# 2233030-2            Tags   Past Edits
Great one..loved the OT with 12307 and LKO swrna Shtabdi part..😁
107 votes
Nov 21 2016 (02:28)   12311/Kalka Mail | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30323

300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2066492            Tags   Past Edits
Vote For your Best Train in ER
Options are
1. 12311/12312 Kalka Mail
2. 12343/12344 Darjeeling Mail
3. 12321/12322 HWH-CSTM Mail via COI or Imperial Indian Mail
13005/13006 Amritsar Mail
5. 13151/13152 Kolkata Jammu Tawi Express
6. 13007/13008 UA Toofan Express
7. 13009/13010 Doon Express
8. 12337/12338 Shantiniketan Express
9. 12339/12340 Coalfield Express
10. 12341/12342 Agniveena Express
11. 12345/12346 Saraighat Express
12. 12347/12348 HWH-RPH Shahid Express
13. 12329/12330 West Bengal Sampark Krant Express
14. 12315/12316 Ananya Express
15. 12317/12318 Akal Takht Express
16. 12367/12368 Vikramshila Express
17. 12361/12362 Asansol Mumbai Express
18. 12375/12376 Asansol Chennai Express
19. 12377/12378 Padatik Express
20. 12379/12380 Sealdah Jalianwalabagh Express
21. 12381/12382 Poorva Express (via Gaya)
22. 12383/12384 Sealdah Asansol Intercity Express
23. 12303/12304 Poorva Express (via Patna)
24. 13103/13104 Bhagirathi Express
25. 13113/13114 Hazarduari Express
26. 13403/13404 Vananchal Express
27. 12371/12372 HWH-JSM Express
28. 12373/12374 SDAH-RPH Intercity Express
29. 12249/12250 HWH-ANVT Yuva Express
30. 22321/22322 Hool Express
31. 13017/13018 Ganadevata Express
32. 13019/13020 Bagh Express
33. 13021/13022 Mithila Express
34. 13023/13024 HWH-GAYA Express
35. 13071/13072 HWH-JMP Express
36. 12313/12314 Sealdah Rajdhani Express
37. 12273/12274 HWH-NDLS Duronto Express
38. 12259/12260 SDAH-NDLS Duronto Express
39. 22309/22310 HWH-NJP AC Express
40. 22323/22324 Shabd Bhedi Express
41. 12359/12360 Kolkata Patna Garib Rath Express
42. 12019/12020 HWH-RNC Shatabdi Express
43. 12305/12306 Howrah Rajdhani Express via Patna
44. 22201/22202 SDAH-PURI Duronto Express
45. 12301/12302 Howrah Rajdhani Express via Gaya
12311/12312 Kalka Mail4%4
12343/12344 Darjeeling Mail5%5
12321/12322 HWH-CSTM Mail via COI or Imperial Indian mail6%6
13005/13006 Amritsar Mail4%4
13151/13152 Kolkata Jammu Tawi Express2%2
13007/13008 UA Toofan Express0%0
13009/13010 Doon Express0%0
12337/12338 Shantiniketan Express0%0
12339/12340 Coalfield Express4%4
12341/12342 Agniveena Express0%0
12345/12346 Saraighat Express2%2
12347/12348 HWH-RPH Shahid Express0%0
12329/12330 West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express0%0
12315/12316 Ananya Express4%4
12317/12318 Akal Takht Express1%1
12367/12368 Vikramshila Express10%11
12361/12362 Asansol Mumbai Express0%0
12375/12376 Asansol Chennai Express0%0
12377/12378 Padatik Express0%0
12379/12380 Sealdah Jalianwalabagh Express0%0
12381/12382 Poorva Express (via Gaya)2%2
12383/12384 Sealdah Asansol Intercity Express0%0
12303/12304 Poorva Express (via Patna)1%1
13103/13104 Bhagirathi Express0%0
13113/13114 Hazarduari Express0%0
13403/13404 Vananchal Express0%0
12371/12372 HWH-JSM Express2%2
12373/12374 SDAH-RPH Intercity Express1%1
12249/12250 HWH-ANVT Yuva Express1%1
22321/22322 Hool Express3%3
13017/13018 Ganadevata Express0%0
13019/13020 Bagh Express0%0
13021/13022 Mithila Express0%0
13023/13024 HWH-GAYA Express0%0
13071/13072 HWH-JMP Express1%1
12313/12314 Sealdah Rajdhani Express5%5
12273/12274 HWH-NDLS Duronto Express1%1
12259/12260 SDAH-NDLS Duronto Express4%4
22309/22310 HWH-NJP AC Express0%0
22323/22324 Shabd Bhedi Express3%3
12359/12360 Kolkata Patna Garib Rath Express0%0
12305/12306 Howrah Rajdhani Express via Patna0%0
12019/12020 HWH-RNC Shatabdi Express4%4
22201/22202 SDAH-PURI Duronto Express0%0
12301/12302 Howrah Rajdhani Express via Gaya34%36

4 posts - Tue Nov 22, 2016

Nov 23 2016 (09:22)
Shazam   51 blog posts
Re# 2066492-5            Tags   Past Edits
Why trash 12249 is in this list?It did nothing to be present in this list.Its presence in this list is shame for the list itself.

Nov 23 2016 (16:24)
300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2066492-6            Tags   Past Edits
My vote Goes to Howrah Rajdhani via Gaya and Kalka Mail

Jan 06 2017 (19:05)
Hand Cannot Erase~   855 blog posts   43 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2066492-7            Tags   Past Edits
This was tough to vote.
For multiple entries, following are the minimum trains I shall settle with:
1. The King
2. Darjeeling Mail
3. SDAH AC Duronto Express
Poorva Express(via Gaya)
5. HWH-JSM Express
6. Saraighat Express

Jan 18 2017 (20:11)
PLAMAU EX~   256 blog posts   88 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2066492-8            Tags   Past Edits

Mar 13 2017 (14:12)
PURU SK DLX MB PRINCE OF RAJDHANI EXPRESS~   1233 blog posts   191 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2066492-9            Tags   Past Edits
If poorva (via gaya) gets the ISO CERTIFIED
Then via Patna will also
General Travel
Feb 26 2017 (21:08)   12340/Coalfield Express

Aditya*^~   4323 blog posts   2413 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2179345            Tags   Past Edits
Its Raining LHB, when this train will get LHB. WR has already allotted LHB to BCT-ADI Intercity

Mar 04 2017 (09:32)
Nitish kumar*^~   13545 blog posts   1208 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2179345-1            Tags   Past Edits
Black diamond should get LHB first...Thus coalfield has RSA..So it will require 2 rakes.

Mar 04 2017 (10:18)
Aditya*^~   4323 blog posts   2413 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2179345-2            Tags   Past Edits
News published some time back for Black diamond ICF --> LHB

Mar 04 2017 (15:24)
Nitish kumar*^~   13545 blog posts   1208 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2179345-3            Tags   Past Edits

Mar 04 2017 (15:29)
Yuva Rahul~   2974 blog posts   6186 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2179345-4            Tags   Past Edits
News me to kuch bhi liKh dete hai abhi tak koi official confirmation nai aaya hai kisi bhi train ka
Black Diamond Exp ECR ki tarin hai 1 rake chahiye
Coalfield, Santiniketan, Agnibeena ko ER 2 rakes chahiye
Rail Fanning
Jan 16 2017 (10:01)   12340/Coalfield Express | BRPA/Baruipara (4 PFs)

rohanbiswajit69~   171 blog posts
Entry# 2128833            Tags   Past Edits
Video Link :- click here
HWH WAP 7 Legendary Coalfield Exp speeds past BRPA at maximum speed
12340 Dhanbad - Howrah Coalfield Express with white stallion from Howrah Electric loco shed WAP -7 #30327 whines a bit and speedily skips Baruipara
station in an overcast morning .
:- 8th Oct , 2015
Location :- Baruipara on HWH - BWN Chord stretch of E.R.
Device Canon SX 50 HS
++Watch Brand new HWH HOG WAP - 7 with Coalfeild Exp at Bally Curve
click here
++ Watch thrilling parallel action WAP 7 HWH Rajdhani vs WAP 7 Coalfield
click here
General Travel
Jan 04 2017 (12:01)   12339/Coalfield Express

बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस   8480 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2115664            Tags   Past Edits
How many rakes it has along with its 3 RSA friend..Why not provide LHB & 130

Jan 04 2017 (13:05)
kdp45   463 blog posts   37 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2115664-1            Tags   Past Edits
Only 2 rakes and 3 trains

Jan 04 2017 (14:30)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस   8480 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2115664-2            Tags   Past Edits
PM where?

Jan 04 2017 (14:31)
IR no more Safe^~   20912 blog posts   96194 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2115664-3            Tags   Past Edits

Jan 04 2017 (22:30)
Guest: 7e4b6549   show all posts
Re# 2115664-4            Tags   Past Edits
12341 (HWH-ASN) -> 12342 (ASN-HWH) -> 12337 (HWH-BHP) -> 12338 (BHP-HWH) -> 12337 (HWH-DHN) -> 12338 (DHN-HWH) -> PM @HWH and the loop continues !
General Travel
Nov 03 2016 (17:31)   12339/Coalfield Express | DKAE/Dankuni Junction (5 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30295

Will capture DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   421 blog posts   5 correct pred (53% accurate)
Entry# 2046916            Tags   Past Edits
12339 Coalfield Express rattles Dankuni at flat MPS !! :) Watch the video

Nov 03 2016 (23:14)
Guest: 7e4b6b43   show all posts
Re# 2046916-1            Tags   Past Edits
nice capture !!

Jan 03 2017 (01:06)
300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2046916-2            Tags   Past Edits
First 3 phraser of Howrah.

Jan 04 2017 (11:41)
Will capture DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   421 blog posts   5 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 2046916-3            Tags   Past Edits
Indeed ! If you liked it please subscribe to my channel :)
★★★  General Travel
Apr 16 2016 (21:31)   12340/Coalfield Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30205(ABB)

Guest: 7fc2c7a2   show all posts
Entry# 1806450            Tags   Past Edits
======= The ABB Stallion of HWH =====
Spotted ABB WAP-7 30205 of HWH with Down CoalField Exp at PF No: 12 of HWH ......
All pics are Clicked by the 2.0 Megapixel Camera of my Nokia X2 Handset.
Attached Images:
Cab(Cab -2) of ABB WAP-7 30205
Close View of the Loco Number(Also called Loco Road Number)
Inner View of Cab-2 of the Locomotive
Close View of the Inner Portion of Cab-2 of the Locomotive
Close View of the Inner Portion of Cab-2 of the Locomotive
Close View of the Dirty Door Handle of Cab-2 of the Locomotive
Close View of the ABB Logo
Front View of the Locomotive
Front View of the Locomotive with Panto
Engine Portion of the Locomotive
Close View of the Logo "Bhartiya Rail" in Hindi on the Locomotive

13 posts - Sat Apr 16, 2016

8 posts - Sun Apr 17, 2016

Apr 17 2016 (21:39)
RPM WAP7 30333 30444 30555^~   9315 blog posts   12006 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1806450-22            Tags   Past Edits
Transferred?! When?

Apr 17 2016 (21:40)
RPM WAP7 30333 30444 30555^~   9315 blog posts   12006 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1806450-23            Tags   Past Edits

Apr 17 2016 (23:40)
♕ ❤️ ⚡ WAP5™ ⚡ ❤️ ♕   6482 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 1806450-24            Tags   Past Edits
One of those guys which was supposed to be a WAG9, but converted to WAP7 later.

Apr 17 2016 (23:41)
Guest: 6f3cd4f2   show all posts
Re# 1806450-25            Tags   Past Edits
Arey sir mazak kar rhe hai wo!

Apr 23 2016 (16:16)
Aniket~   4678 blog posts   342 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1806450-26            Tags   Past Edits
General Travel
Dec 22 2016 (06:37)   12314/New Delhi - Sealdah Rajdhani Express | MDSE/Madhusudanpur (3 PFs) | GZB/WAP-7/30470

300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2099412            Tags   Past Edits
Super Parelel Action. Sealdah Rajdhani vs Coalfield!
Location-Madhusudanpur (ER)
Loco links
For Coalfield
HWH WAP7 30308
Sealdah Rajdhani
GZB HOG WAP7 40470

Dec 22 2016 (08:26)
Suman Bandhu~   167 blog posts   2059 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2099412-1            Tags   Past Edits
nic pic sir

Dec 30 2016 (15:48)
300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2099412-2            Tags   Past Edits
★★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 07 2016 (15:26)   12311/Kalka Mail | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | ASN/WAM-1/20202

300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2083269            Tags   Past Edits
First AC electric locomotive to break into the scene of Indian Railway with Road Number 20202 -- built by Siemens, Brown-Boveri, Alsthom, Krupp, Kraus-Maffei, Schneider-Westinghouse, La Brugeoise Et Nivelle, SFAC (Group for Study & Electrification of Railways at Single Phase 50 cycles). It was imported in November 1958 by the Indian Railways and was dedicated to service of the nation on 1st January 1959. It marked the introduction and advent of 25 KV AC traction on the Indian Railway Map. This four axled, 74 ton loco comes with Bo-Bo bogie type arrangement, powered by 2840 hp engine, Spring-borne Force-ventilated fully suspended AEC-Alstom- Siemens MG 710A traction motors, Monomotor bogies with air brakes for loco & vacuum train brakes as original equipment. Regenerative braking was also provided while the motors are permanently connected in parallel. Speed was controlled by transformer taps. Also four water-cooled Ignitrons Rectifiers were present. This loco was fitted...
with Faiveley AM-12 pantos.
Christened as 'Jagjivan Ram' after the then railway minister Shri Jagjivan Ram who inaugurated this loco. Kanpur was the first shed to host this loco which was later transferred to Asansol. On November 25, 1960, it hauled a special train for the congress of ECAFE (Economic Commission for Asia and Far-East) from Asansol to Pathardih via Pradhankhunta. The locomotive hauled various prestigious trains of Eastern Railway including Howrah-Delhi Kalka Mail, Coal Field Express, Black Diamond Express and Deluxe Express (rechristened as Poorva Express) on the Howrah-Asansol- Dhanbad-Mughalsarai route. It covered a total of 38,75,000 km till the end of its service life on October 22nd, 1997.
To celebrate 50 glorious years of A.C. Electric Traction in India, this loco was revived back to life by Asansol ELS with a trial run between Asansol & Durgapur on 28th December 2009, by refurbishing the machine with restoration of its original livery. The experiment was partly successful as it came back to life and performed some shunting duties. But later it was shelved and relegated to the Howrah Railway Museum as it became part of history of evolution of AC Electric Locomotives in India.
Framed by Roy at Howrah Railway Museum on 27th June 2016.
Source- click here

3 posts - Wed Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07 2016 (18:56)
Guest: 346eac89   show all posts
Re# 2083269-4            Tags   Past Edits
You remind me of Nilanjan Da!
Nilanjan Ray, an ex-admin and he was from SDAH!

Dec 07 2016 (19:01)
♕ ❤️ ⚡ WAP5™ ⚡ ❤️ ♕   6482 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2083269-5            Tags   Past Edits
He seldom comes online. He came online a couple of weeks ago.

Dec 07 2016 (19:06)
♕ ❤️ ⚡ WAP5™ ⚡ ❤️ ♕   6482 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2083269-6            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
You are Right
Following Bo-Bo locos have hauled the legendary Kalka Mail :-
1. WAM1
2. WAM2
3. WAM3
4. WAP5

Dec 07 2016 (20:57)
Guest: 346eb843   show all posts
Re# 2083269-7            Tags   Past Edits
AFAIK he left IRI...

Dec 07 2016 (21:22)
♕ ❤️ ⚡ WAP5™ ⚡ ❤️ ♕   6482 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2083269-8            Tags   Past Edits
Long time back.
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