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12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)
হাওড়া - চেন্নাই মেল     हावड़ा - चेन्नई मेल

HWH/Howrah Junction --> MAS/Chennai Central

Inaugural Run
Wed Aug 15, 1900
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Good Food.
Latest News
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On 10.02.17,Train No.12839 Howrah – Chennai Central Mail will be dealt o­n wrong line from Gummidipundi to Minjur and reach Chennai Central late by 100 minutes.
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Updated: Oct 03 2016 (22:09) by brandonbuffard^~
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RSA - Rake Sharing
12839/12840/12841/12842 has RSA & CBC RAKE.
Rating: 3.3/5 (167 votes)
cleanliness - average (29)
punctuality - excellent (28)
food - average (28)
ticket avbl - average (29)
u/r coach - poor (12)
railfanning - good (27)
safety - good (26)
ICF Rake

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Yesterday (09:26)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

DM^~   4349 blog posts   9725 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 2179637            Tags   Past Edits
******Travelling 12839HWH- MAS Mail from Howrah to chennai*******
Early morning fog in CTC-BBS section
Date:- 2 Jan 2017
  
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Yesterday (09:21)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

DM^~   4349 blog posts   9725 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 2179635            Tags   Past Edits
******Travelling 12839HWH- MAS Mail from Howrah to chennai
Some snapshot of Chilka view from train
Date:- 2 Jan 2017
  
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Oct 07 2016 (13:36)   11027/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   15 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2014850            Tags   Past Edits
Rate your favourite MAIL. Which of the following you think, is BETTER has a fair/best speed, punctuality, cleanliness, coach condition, ticket availability, catering facilities despite their long journeys. And which zone you feel is better in management of these trains??
11027/8 Mumbai CST - Chennai Mail (CR)0%0
12137/8 Punjab Mail (CR)12%23
12311/2 Kalka Mail (ER)5%9
12321/2 Howrah - Mumbai CST Mail (via Chheoki) (ER)3%5
12343/4 Darjeeling Mail (ER)10%20
13005/6 Howrah - Amritsar (Punjab) Mail (ER)1%2
11123/4 Barauni - Gwalior Mail (NCR)3%5
12229/30 Lucknow Mail (NR)15%29
14033/4 Jammu Mail (NR)1%2
14055/6 Brahmaputra Mail (NR)2%3
12809/10 Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (SER)5%10
12839/40 Howrah - Chennai Mail (SER)3%6
12601/2 Chennai - Mangaluru Mail (SR)2%3
12623/4 Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail (SR)5%9
16101/2 Boat Mail/Rameswaram Express (SR)1%2
12657/8 Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (SWR)11%22
22945/6 Saurashtra Mail (WR)1%1
12901/2 Gujarat Mail (WR)2%4
12903/4 Golden Temple Mail (WR)21%40

18 posts - Oct 2016

70 posts - Wed Nov 30, 2016

  
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Nov 30 2016 (23:33)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2014850-89            Tags   Past Edits
Kalka Mail ka ye trainboard 90's me dikhta tha.

  
12304 views
Jan 27 2017 (11:01)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2014850-91            Tags   Past Edits
One Special Fact, ER Has Largest number of Mail Trains. 4.

  
7378 views
Feb 08 2017 (18:31)
swamiye saranam ayyappa~   1096 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-92            Tags   Past Edits
chennai has more mumbai mail,howrah mail,trivandrum mail,bangalore mail,boat mail,mangalore mail

  
7303 views
Feb 08 2017 (21:18)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2014850-93            Tags   Past Edits
Maine bataya hai zone ke mamle se. Not Station.

  
7261 views
Feb 08 2017 (22:25)
swamiye saranam ayyappa~   1096 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-94            Tags   Past Edits
yeah accepted apologize sorry bro
  
★★  General Travel
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Feb 25 2017 (11:24)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

PKV*^~   19087 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2177667            Tags   Past Edits
THE GREAT IRCTC PANTRY CAR RACKET
Was travelling with my wife by this train which departed from MAS on 7th February. The next day I ordered an EGG MEAL THALI which was served by the PC staff a little before we reached VSKP. I had earlier seen the rate list displayed on a board in the pantry car which indicated that the rates were Rs.50 for a veg meal and Rs. 55 for a non-veg meal. After we had consumed the meal, at about 3 pm, the staff asked me to pay Rs. 160 for the meal. I was well aware of this kind of extortion in this and several other long-distance trains. But I quietly told the waiter that I would
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go to the pantry car and pay there.
Later I enquired of the manager why I was being charged Rs. 160 for a meal which according to their own rate board cost only Rs.55. The manager conned me saying Rs.55 was for a STANDARD THALI whereas what I had been served was a DELUXE THALI (whatever that means). I came back without paying.
I whatsupped a few of my admin friends from IRI. They asked me to insist on a bill before payment. One of them also msgd me a mobile number to lodge a complaint which I promptly did. There was an instant response from IR saying the matter is being investigated and they will revert in due course.
Meanwhile the PC staff came again for payment at around 5pm and, as requested, gave me a bill for Rs.160 before collecting the cash. I immediately sent a snap of the bill to my WA group of IRI admins. What followed was a spate of tweets to the Railway Minister and EVERYBODY who is SOMEBODY in IR.
There was a lull till say 8.30 pm by which time the train had reached Khurda Road. Suddenly 2 staff from the PC came to my bay with a dinner thali. My wife and I declined it saying we had finished our dinner. They then REFUNDED me an amount of Rs. 105 (160-55) and requested me to withdraw my complaint. The guys looked pretty menacing and as my wife was scared out of her wits I had no option but to comply with their request. I immediately smsed saying the amount charged in excess had since been refunded and the matter may be treated as resolved. But IR was apparently in no mood to let go and msgd back saying matter will be closed only after due enquiry and action. I am sharing my experience so that it can serve as eye-opener to all my friends here who may face similar situations during train travel.

4 posts - Sat Feb 25, 2017

  
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Feb 25 2017 (13:07)
©The Dark Lord™~   5049 blog posts
Re# 2177667-5            Tags   Past Edits
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Galti Railway ki bhi hai, social media or twitter pe catering charges post ker sakte hai to kya har train(jisme catering facilities ho) k har coach me proper menu with catering charge nahi chipka sakte!! 90% logo ko to pata hi nahi hota ki real rate kya hai isliye unke paas pantry car vendors ki baat pe yakin karne k alawa koi rasta nahi bachta. BTW is image ko FAQ me add ker do, kum se kum IRI pe to logo ko sahi jaankari mile.

  
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Feb 25 2017 (13:09)
PKV*^~   19087 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2177667-6            Tags   Past Edits
In many trains, the charts/boards are removed from the PC to facilitate this fraud. Only yesterday one of my friends reported that the rate chart at the PC was torn so that passengers could not read it

  
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Feb 25 2017 (13:50)
©The Dark Lord™~   5049 blog posts
Re# 2177667-7            Tags   Past Edits
But their has to be a way by which non-internet using class of this vast Railway system can know their entitlements regrading catering services. Just Posting rate chart on Social media sites isn't enough, mass awareness drive should be started by Railway authorities to check this loot. As Railfans we people should also contribute in that by informing as many people as we can during our journey in train about the genuine price of the food items & what they should do if any PC vendor overcharges him/her.

  
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Feb 25 2017 (14:00)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2177667-8            Tags   Past Edits
Its really a good lesson learnt for us all............. but railways should not act only on complaints lodged (case to case basis). they should take actions to stop these from happening at all.

  
235 views
Feb 25 2017 (15:00)
Finish NS to KPLH quickly🙏🏻~   301 blog posts   56 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2177667-9            Tags   Past Edits
Ignorance is bliss....Many people turn a blind eye towards overcharging of food. Thank you for sharing your experience sir! IR should take steps to curb such corrupt practices that are routine in our trains. I am glad to hear that IR has kept the enquiry on.
  
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Dec 18 2016 (01:54)   18101/Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Express

E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2094741            Tags   Past Edits
SER Heavyweights in this poll. Which is the most Heavyweight Train of SER?
18101/18102 Tatanagar-Jammu Tari Express6%3
18109/18110 Rourkela Jammu Tari Express0%0
18029/18030 Kurla Express2%1
18005/18006 Howrah Jagdalpur Express2%1
18615/18616 Kriya Yoga Express0%0
18645/18646 East Coast Express2%1
12821/12822 Dhauli Express0%0
12810/12809 Mumbai Mail2%1
12871/12872 Ispat Express0%0
12860/12859 Gitanjali Express8%4
12837/12838 Puri Express2%1
12839/12840 Chennai (Madras) Mail0%0
12841/12842 Coramandel Express76%37

8 posts - Dec 2016

1 posts - Mon Jan 23, 2017

  
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Jan 25 2017 (04:30)
Satish   326 blog posts
Re# 2094741-10            Tags   Past Edits
Fact is, Gitanjali Express is unsolved puzzle. it is unique case across IR that PC from one Div & Rake from another. beside that, Train no. from SER & Rake from ECoR, so it is better not to go in details about div of Gitanjali Express.

  
Jan 25 2017 (12:57)
A good day ahead~   2356 blog posts
Re# 2094741-11            Tags   Past Edits
Not quite. 8xxx and 28xx series numbers are used for both SER and ECoR as ECoR too was part of SER earlier. This kind of numbering is common with all the trains from the new zones like SWR, ECoR etc.
17229 Sabari express also has a similar arrangement for PC. The rake belongs to BZA division of SCR, but it gets a PC and a UR coach from SC division. But, Gitanjali is probably unique in getting the coach from a different zone altogether.

  
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Jan 25 2017 (13:11)
Satish   326 blog posts
Re# 2094741-12            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for providing information about Sabari Express which new piece of information for me.
Before RSA with Sri Jaganath Express, Reff to old TT, After 2841/2 Superfast Number, SER has 2859/60 superfast number which was having SER Rake so after RSA, Number was not changed, so it is SER Train number for Gitanjali from my point of view.

  
4634 views
Jan 26 2017 (00:53)
DHARTI AABA AC SF EXP~   2820 blog posts   127 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2094741-13            Tags   Past Edits
Where is the need of changing the number after RSA dear? 28XX series sf train number is used by both SER and ECOR, so 2859/60 number can also be a number of ECOR like 2801/02 for purushottam and 2815/16 for nandan kanan..

  
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Jan 26 2017 (22:37)
DHARTI AABA AC SF EXP~   2820 blog posts   127 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2094741-14            Tags   Past Edits
Where is the need of changing the number after RSA dear? 28XX series sf train number is used by both SER and ECOR, so 2859/60 number can also be a number of ECOR like 2801/02 for purushottam and 2815/16 for nandan kanan..
  
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Journey: Sat Feb 11, 2017 @ 06:40
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 30
Travel: BZA/Vijayawada Junction   to   HWH/Howrah Junction   |   1231 km / 1663 km
12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)
Entry# 2159166

PNR: 454-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Feb 10 2017 (18:15)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 12 (Booking Status: W/L 20,TQ)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 13 (Booking Status: W/L 21,TQ)
Total Fare:  3750
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Latest Status as of: Feb 13 2017 (17:20)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 20,TQ)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 21,TQ)
Total Fare:  3750
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Full PNR Status History (3 statuses)
Status as of: Feb 13 2017 (17:20)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 20,TQ)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 21,TQ)
Total Fare:  3750
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Status as of: Feb 10 2017 (19:23)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 20,TQ)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 21,TQ)
Total Fare:  3750
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Status as of: Feb 10 2017 (18:13)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 12 (Booking Status: W/L 20,TQ)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 13 (Booking Status: W/L 21,TQ)
Total Fare:  3750
Chart NOT Prepared


  
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Feb 10 2017 (18:25)
Aditya^~   3105 blog posts   14276 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2159166-1            Tags   Past Edits
PT Avbl 18
  
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Feb 07 2017 (16:20)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)

Venkat వెంకట్   2299 blog posts
Entry# 2154763            Tags   Past Edits
What is this line ? estimated at 1566 crs
Transmission line between on Chennai-Howrah route (1662 km) EBR(IF) 1566,00,00

  
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Dec 07 2016 (15:07)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | VSKP/WDM-1/17000

E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2083256            Tags   Past Edits
Built in 1957 by American Locomotive Co. USA. These were fitted with 12-cylinder 4-stroke turbo engines with 1950 hp haulage capacity & diesel-electric transmission. Initially used for freight traffics on SER, but later used for expresse haulage on ER and SER. These locos had Co-Co type wheel configurations. Framed by Roy at National Rail Museum in Sept 2012.
Source- click here

  
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Dec 07 2016 (15:10)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~   11490 blog posts   136 correct pred (83% accurate)
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I know all these things for past 2yrs

  
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Dec 07 2016 (16:02)
🗼🌐 Indian Railway✒✒🎷~   354 blog posts   21 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2083256-2            Tags   Past Edits
If I'm not wrong some/few locos serviced in NER GD She too.

  
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Jan 27 2017 (10:57)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2083256-3            Tags   Past Edits
To know more about WDM1- click here
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