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

NDD/Nidadavolu 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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Diverted via Renigunta, Arkkonam, Perambur on 24th March 2017 due to Yard Remodeling Work at Tiruvottiyur
Sat Mar 18, 2017 (12:13AM)
Updated: Oct 03 2016 (22:09) by brandonbuffard^~
Change Departure Station:
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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)
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 B1
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Yesterday (06:55)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | KOK/Korukkupet (4 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5712 blog posts   42282 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2205995            Tags   Past Edits
Diversion of trains due to Pre-NI Work in Southern Railway for 11 days from 16/17.03.2017 to 26/27.03.2017
  
Predictions: 10
confirm: 9
rac: 0
wl: 1
Journey: Sun Mar 19, 2017 @ 23:45
Class: AC 1st Class - 1A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 7   |   Charting: < 18:00
Travel: HWH/Howrah Junction   to   MAS/Chennai Central   |   1663 km / 1663 km
12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)
Entry# 2202693

Posted by: amitramsharma   684 blog posts   3878 correct pred (71% accurate)
PNR: 666-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (11:42)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (16:03)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (2 statuses)
Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (16:02)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (11:41)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart NOT Prepared


  
456 views
Mar 19 2017 (11:43)
amitramsharma   684 blog posts   3878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2202693-1            Tags   Past Edits
Remained RAC IN 12841 . Now booked this will it cinfirmed

  
389 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:03)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20130 blog posts   94658 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2202693-2            Tags   Past Edits
bad luck here again,
with rac you could have boarded at least.

  
334 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:22)
amitramsharma   684 blog posts   3878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2202693-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes

  
330 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:25)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20130 blog posts   94658 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2202693-4            Tags   Past Edits
book tatkal tomw in Coro, 2A, that will cnf

  
259 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:46)
amitramsharma   684 blog posts   3878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2202693-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. now i have no time as on 21st i have to travel chennai- mumbai by air. Now i have to go by air to chennai @9000/.
  
Rail Fanning
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Mar 18 2017 (01:08)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT) | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11285 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 2201314            Tags   Past Edits
  
Poll
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66365 views
206 votes
Oct 07 2016 (13:36)   11027/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   18 correct pred (70% 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)11%23
12311/2 Kalka Mail (ER)4%9
12321/2 Howrah - Mumbai CST Mail (via Chheoki) (ER)2%5
12343/4 Darjeeling Mail (ER)11%22
13005/6 Howrah - Amritsar (Punjab) Mail (ER)1%2
11123/4 Barauni - Gwalior Mail (NCR)2%5
12229/30 Lucknow Mail (NR)15%31
14033/4 Jammu Mail (NR)1%2
14055/6 Brahmaputra Mail (NR)1%3
12809/10 Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (SER)5%11
12839/40 Howrah - Chennai Mail (SER)3%6
12601/2 Chennai - Mangaluru Mail (SR)1%3
12623/4 Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail (SR)5%10
16101/2 Boat Mail/Rameswaram Express (SR)1%2
12657/8 Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (SWR)11%23
22945/6 Saurashtra Mail (WR)1%2
12901/2 Gujarat Mail (WR)2%5
12903/4 Golden Temple Mail (WR)20%42

18 posts - Oct 2016

71 posts - Nov 2016

71 posts are hidden.

  
20070 views
Jan 27 2017 (11:01)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2014850-91            Tags   Past Edits
One Special Fact, ER Has Largest number of Mail Trains. 4.

  
15180 views
Feb 08 2017 (18:31)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1122 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

  
15105 views
Feb 08 2017 (21:18)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2014850-93            Tags   Past Edits
Maine bataya hai zone ke mamle se. Not Station.

  
15050 views
Feb 08 2017 (22:25)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1122 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-94            Tags   Past Edits
yeah accepted apologize sorry bro

  
3315 views
Mar 15 2017 (22:46)
Jishnu Banerjee   4 blog posts
Re# 2014850-95            Tags   Past Edits
Wrong sir. Please look up Khanna accident in 1999, when JAT-SDAH Exp collided with G.T Mail derailed coaches.
  
Predictions: 19
confirm: 18
rac: 0
wl: 1
Journey: Wed Mar 15, 2017 @ 23:45
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 18   |   Charting: < 18:00
Travel: HWH/Howrah Junction   to   BBS/Bhubaneswar   |   437 km / 1663 km
12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)
Entry# 2197129

Posted by: tusherk~   236 blog posts   4043 correct pred (68% accurate)
PNR: 616-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Mar 14 2017 (12:14)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Mar 15 2017 (18:43)
Passenger 1: A1,36 [SU] (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (3 statuses)
Status as of: Mar 15 2017 (18:43)
Passenger 1: A1,36 [SU] (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Mar 15 2017 (09:37)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 6 (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Mar 14 2017 (12:14)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart NOT Prepared


  
519 views
Mar 14 2017 (12:17)
Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2197129-1            Tags   Past Edits
PT Avbl 13
  
General Travel
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Dec 26 2016 (14:43)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

aathidi175~   47 blog posts   314 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2105583            Tags   Past Edits
These are the images inside of the second AC coach of 12839 HWH MAS Mail of coach A1 I hope one could see the images of the dust that is accumulated on the curtains since a quite good amount of time I would presume !!

3 posts - Mon Dec 26, 2016

  
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Dec 26 2016 (16:13)
GMO WAP 7 We miss u~   810 blog posts   2 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2105583-4            Tags   Past Edits
Focut mein bolney thodi hi mil jaayegaa ..

  
2977 views
Dec 26 2016 (16:29)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8075 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2105583-5            Tags   Past Edits
Prayagraj ko bheekh me to bahut coach Mila idhar udhar SE.

  
3014 views
Dec 26 2016 (19:12)
aathidi175~   47 blog posts   314 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2105583-6            Tags   Past Edits
I tweeted it and they have even retweeted loped to DRM BZA Twitter handle !!

  
2879 views
Dec 26 2016 (19:15)
12561 12562 Senani SF gliding Batpod😎~   1603 blog posts   122 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2105583-7            Tags   Past Edits
kyu kyu kyu kyu... ekdmm nai SG kaa rake kisi ko nai milegaa huh...😏😏😏😏😏😏

  
2912 views
Dec 26 2016 (20:18)
aathidi175~   47 blog posts   314 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2105583-8            Tags   Past Edits
Let's hope they atleast get the cleanliness done as it would be great for frequent mail travelers like me
  
★  Rail Fanning
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Mar 01 2017 (10:17)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | CTC/Cuttack Junction (5 PFs) | VSKP/WAP-4/22979

Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2182028            Tags   Past Edits
12839 HWH - MAS Mail With WAP4 22979 VSKP & 12278 Puri - Howrah Shatabdi Express With WAP4 22897 SRC.
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Pics By Purusottam Basu
  
Rail Fanning
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Feb 27 2017 (09:26)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

debarathi mandal   4573 blog posts   9917 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
  
Rail Fanning
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996 views
Feb 27 2017 (09:21)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

debarathi mandal   4573 blog posts   9917 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
  
★★  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

  
Feb 25 2017 (13:07)
©The Dark Lord™~   5637 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™~   5637 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   13419 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.

  
1137 views
Feb 25 2017 (15:00)
LHB for SCR legends please~   408 blog posts   57 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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