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16202/Shivamogga Town - KSR Bengaluru InterCity Express
ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಟೌನ್ - ಕ್ರಾಸಂರಾ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಇಂಟರ್ಸಿಟಿ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್     शिवमोगा टाउन - क्रा सं रा बेंगलुरु इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस

SMET/Shivamogga Town (Shimoga) --> SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)

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Feb 13 2017 (11:05)   16201/KSR Bengaluru - Shivamogga Town InterCity Express | CMGR/Chikkamagaluru (3 PFs)

Vijay Aditya   5 blog posts
Entry# 2162508            Tags   Past Edits
THE MALNAD MADNESS..
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PART-1
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It was a calm Saturday morning when my blissful sleep came to a sudden end at 10:40AM, there was a weird loud noise accompanied by vigorous vibration of various
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parts of my bed. I woke up startled, my semi conscious mind unable to figure out the source, turns out it was our admin hero of the lands beyond lottegollahalli, Tejas, calling me to ensure I wake up in time to book tickets in Tatkal. It was ancient history to me that I had promised him the day earlier, that i would indeed wake up on time and book them in time. These were for our next day return trip from Bhadravati in 16580 SMET-YPR Tri-Weekly Express. It also hit me that we were to depart in a few hours onboard 16201 SBC-SMET Express to Chikmaglur and i was barely in the position to open my eyes fully.
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Tejas however didn't know that I just woke up to his phone call, so he was duly informed that i was up since morning and the tickets would be taken care of, feigning complete nonchalance. After all, I didn't want my reputation of being punctual, stickler to trips committed and completely dependable be dented. After a series of phone calls and trying to book tickets in parallel, we finally got confirmed reserved tickets for the next day(I have never really imagined the tri-weekly would go into such long WL forcing us to book CK, but then weekend it was).The two other members joining us were also the lone voyagers of lottegollahalli, my very old unpredictable regular travel partner Shashank Bhat and subbu, a dear friend to all of us.
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There are quite a lot of destinations mentioned like Chikmaglur, Shimoga and Bhadrvathi in what i wrote above so in case you are wondering where this trip was to, then i'd ike to say to explore the Chikmaglur-Kadur line. But like things have always been when a combination of any four of us or all go on a trip, it was an absolute maze of the weirdest of situations which made the next 36 hours turn out different in entirety. Delayed trains, broken brains, lazy legs, sheer madness and of course quite a lot of green chickpea along with their plants.
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Do keep watching this space for a detailed trip report and be a part of the railfanning escapades and them class while i would try to recollect details and put them into words :)
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TO BE CONTINUED..

1 posts - Mon Feb 13, 2017

  
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Feb 13 2017 (17:36)
Vijay Aditya   5 blog posts
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PART-3:
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The train was unusually full, well i can't really say unusually or not, but in a 2S coach, there were atleast 30 people standing apart from the reserved ones all the way till Arsikere. Once we departed Tumkur, movement was very slow with stops every 15-20 minutes to give way to trains ranging from Superfasts to Passengers. We had originally intended to alight at Kadur, the scheduled arrival being 18:54 and take the connecting train(Shimoga Town-Chikmaglur Passenger) to Chikmaglur at 2010. Assuming a delay of even 40 minutes, this seemed like
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a totally viable plan.
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We were looped at Karadi and made to wait quite a long time to let what appeared like Tatanagar-YPR express to pass. With hope still alive and spirits all high, we got back into the train hoping we would still be able to make it. SMET-YPR express was waiting for our train at Tiptur and we were making great progress after that, Arsikere was only 25kms from here, On time Performance is assured is what we thought not being able to predict the events of the next one hour.
After departure from Tiptur, we were making good time till we were looped into platform 3 of Honnavalli Road. With a lazy stretch, all of us got out of the train to either click some pictures, find some local vendors and get some food and the likes. A crossing was inevitable, and no sooner than the opposite mainline aspect turned green, the dutiful railfans headed to that end of the platform to have do some investigations on the train approaching. Minutes later, Chalukya Express Zoomed past at a rather sedate pace owing to some TSR ahead. Anyway, we were set to leave now that the crossing was over, right? Wrong!
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It was dark already and the vehicle lights from the mainroad after the station were clearly visible, the level crossing gate had been opened. This meant we are not going anywhere and are to give way to another train at the same station, double crossing for an already delayed intercity express, we were certainly not pleased. Soon enough, the aspect of the mainline MACL turned green again for what we thought would be Janshatabdi, cursing the train. In few minutes, which appeared like hours, Karwar-YPR triweekly express made an appearance and went past us in a slow pace, almost mocking the intercity express.
Our train, SMET intercity was already quite badly trolled with two crossings at the same station. But finally the wait was over and we were good to go, oh how wrong we were!!
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The LC gate opened again and we threw our arms in the air in despair, i was wondering how the reaction would be from a certain railfan from the same base very renowned for his exaggerated reactions to anything imaginable. Its been about 30 minutes since we have been looped at honavalli road when the MACL on the mainline turned green yet again, this time bringing in UBL-SBC Jan shatabdi, the delay now more than 90 minutes. We were supposed to take the passenger from Kadur to chiikmaglur at 2010, but having spent the last 45 odd minutes at the same location, it was 2000 already crushing all hopes.
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What followed was a non stop run to Arsikere and the fastest run in the whole trip between Arsikere and Kadur, it was about 2100, YPR-CMGR passenger was trailing us somewhere not much behind. However, reaching Chikmaglur station around 2300, a station located outside the city and looking for accomodation options didnt seem that appealing. Altough we did at a point considering spending the night at the station.
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So Kadur it was, for the night, to head to Chikmaglur early next morning..Exploring that route in the morning was something which kept us all going(Apart from one or two other edible things) although we were all clearly tired.
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TO BE CONTINUED...

  
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Feb 13 2017 (20:11)
Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2162508-3            Tags   Past Edits
Eagerly waiting for next episode. :)

  
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Feb 13 2017 (20:12)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18004 blog posts   37955 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2162508-4            Tags   Past Edits
Nice to see you back with memorable trip diaries...keep going :)

  
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Feb 13 2017 (20:19)
Vijay Aditya   5 blog posts
Re# 2162508-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks ashok anna, been ages since I wrote anything,means a lot :)

  
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Feb 14 2017 (17:49)
Tejas*^~   6399 blog posts   4338 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Part IV.
Taking from where the author of the previous posts has left, the gang of 4 stayed put at a hotel few hundred meters from the Railway station. A detailed tip would be placed under the station tip but its worth mentioning here that about 6 budget to luxury hotels/ lodges, few eateries and the town bus stand are all located within a 100 meters of each other. And so we hardly faced a problem that night, or the next morning. The next morning we were to take a 6 am bus and make a dash to Chikmagalur, about 45 kms away so as to comfortably take the CMGR-YPR pass back to the plains. A 'spirited' previous night notwithstanding,
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we took a Karnataka Sarige bus at 6.15 am. 75 mins later, we were at the brand new CMGR station located slightly on the outskirts of the city. Very clean like most SWR stations, the station is powered by electricity powered by mini windmills stationed beside the PFs. That was a first for me. Our train was on PF2 ( 3 PFs in toto) waiting to be pulled by an alco from the ED shed. The train was about 50% filled and we decided to take the last but one coach so as to get a vantage view of the 'curves'. Railfans or otherwise, we guys always look for curves, dont we? :) As luck had it, we were the only occupants of the coach! At 7.40 sharp, the ED WDM3A hooted and we were ready to go! I shall leave it to the primary author to go into the technica and finerl aspects of the 65 min long journey, while I harp on the pics I am attaching with this to explain how good the ride was. Any train ride thru the Malnad is always a treat to the eyes, and throw some hills, bridges, via-ducts and a thick green cover into the mix and it sure had to be one spl ride.
Over to Vijay.
  
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Jan 08 2017 (23:00)   16202/Shivamogga Town - KSR Bengaluru InterCity Express | MWM/Malleswaram (2 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4/20054

Foamer~   1194 blog posts
Entry# 2120618            Tags   Past Edits
Late running Shivamogga ICE skipping MWM at high speed.
  
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Dec 20 2016 (22:12)   16202/Shivamogga Town - KSR Bengaluru InterCity Express | SDVL/Soldevanahalli (3 PFs) | UBL/WDP-4/20009

amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5052 blog posts   3453 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2097925            Tags   Past Edits
Notching up UBL EMD #20009 Hauling Shivamogga Town - KSR Bengaluru InterCity.
Video Link: click here

  
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Dec 24 2016 (14:33)
Suman Bandhu~   167 blog posts   2059 correct pred (76% accurate)
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nic video and pic........
bouth must lagra h........sir
  
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Dec 08 2016 (20:01)   16202/Shivamogga Town - KSR Bengaluru InterCity Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4B/40017

Ajeet Verma~   861 blog posts   2420 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2084607            Tags   Past Edits
KRISHNARAJAPURAM's repainted WDP4B 40017 in a completely new bleed blue Avtar at the helm of 16202 Shimoga Town Intercity Express arriving KSR Bengaluru Station
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May 29 2016 (11:05)   56228/Shivamogga - KSR Bengaluru Passenger (UnReserved) | SDVL/Soldevanahalli (3 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4/20030
 

Love the weather of Bangalore*^~   5847 blog posts   16805 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1869245            Tags   Past Edits
|| 56228/Shivamogga Bengaluru Passenger (UnReserved) With WDP 4 KJM 20030 Skipping SDVL ||
Location : SDVl
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Thanks in advance for your views
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Oct 25 2016 (19:52)   18112/Yesvantpur - Tatanagar Express | DBL/Dodbele (2 PFs)
 

amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5052 blog posts   3453 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2036306            Tags   Past Edits
A RailFan's NightMare - Clashing Trains!
Video Link: click here
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A RailFan's NightMare - Clashing Trains Indian Railways!
If the trains cross each other at a perfect time while railfanning its pure luck and
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gives immense pleasure,while just opposite happened here while we were waiting for YPR-TATA weekly which was on time and had alco twins link, suddenly we heard EMD honk, and from nowhere SMET ICE entered moving towards YPR and completely covering YPR-Tata view plus ICE slowed down as there was TSR of 45kmph just after this spot. You can notice my camera movement desperate to get a loco glimpse of MLY alco twins but sadly they crossed us before ICE cleared the line.
Although I was lucky last time when something similar could have happened but there was TSR of 15Kmph so we got perfect view,video link below:
click here
Thanks for watching!
18112/Yesvantpur - Tatanagar Express.
16202/Shivamogga Town - KSR Bengaluru InterCity Express.

1 posts - Tue Oct 25, 2016

  
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Oct 25 2016 (20:06)
amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5052 blog posts   3453 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Coz i missed capturing the loco of ypr tata. not a perfect crossing :)

  
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Oct 25 2016 (20:30)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18004 blog posts   37955 correct pred (65% accurate)
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True Nightmare...recently i encountered similar fate when Raipur twins came with BVC-COA :(

  
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Oct 25 2016 (20:40)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10459 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2036306-4            Tags   Past Edits
Then u should have been standing between the two lines…… :P

  
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Oct 25 2016 (22:11)
amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5052 blog posts   3453 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Lol. I have no intention of getting crushed :D

  
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Oct 25 2016 (22:17)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10459 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2036306-6            Tags   Past Edits
Naa 😒
U won't b
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