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12614/Tippu Express
ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್     टिप्पू एक्सप्रेस

SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) --> MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore)

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the are 5 coaches marked as reserved out of which only D1 and D2 are reserved in 12613/12614. Remaning 3 Coaches are reserved in the other...
trains which share its rake
Wed Apr 20, 2011 (11:05PM)
Updated: Sep 30 2016 (15:13) by system
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Rating: 4.0/5 (56 votes)
cleanliness - good (10)
punctuality - good (10)
food - average (10)
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Jan 14 2017 (17:56)   12613/Tippu Express | HJL/Hejjala (3 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40387

amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5190 blog posts   3454 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2127069            Tags   Past Edits
PRATAP - 2000th DLW built HHP Diesel Locomotive 40387 commissioned & On Duty with Tippu Express!!
Video Link: click here
PRATAP - 2000th DLW built HHP Diesel Locomotive 40387
& On Duty with Tippu Express on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti.
Loco is assigned to KJM Diesel Loco Shed and assigned to his first duty today with SBC bound Tippu Express + 20060 KJM WDP4 to help on first run and testing.
The loco was decorated yesterday at KJM DLS by staff and railfans.
The pair went with 56233/KSR Bengaluru - Mysuru Passenger in morning and returned with Tippu express.
Another video from different angle coming soon.Thank you.

Jan 14 2017 (18:01)
12988 अजमेर सियालदह सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस^~   4795 blog posts   298 correct pred (52% accurate)
Re# 2127069-1            Tags   Past Edits
नसीब वाली ट्रेन है जो प्रताप मिला। 😃😃

Jan 14 2017 (19:25)
amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5190 blog posts   3454 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2127069-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ha bilkul, usually testing passenger train k sath hoti hai par iski express train k sath hui.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 29 2016 (04:18)   12425/New Delhi - Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

SRKs upcoming The Ring 😊^~   34437 blog posts   28155 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2108760            Tags   Past Edits
1. Shortest Rajdhani =New Delhi - Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express with 577 KM
2. Shortest Shatabdi =Jaipur - Agra Fort Shatabdi Express with 240 KM
3. Shortest Duronto =Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad AC Duronto Express with 493 KM
Shortest Garib Rath =Kanpur-Kathgodam Garib Rath Express with 459 KM
5. Shortest Sampark Kranti =Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express Slip with 238 KM
6. Shortest Jan Shatabdi =New Delhi - Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express with 305 KM
7. Shortest Double Decker =Jaipur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express with 304 KM
8. Shortest Super Fast =Pandharpur - Miraj SF Express (UnReserved) with 137 KM
9. Shortest Mail/Express =Islampur - Patna express with 62 KM

25 posts - Dec 2016

2 posts - Sun Jan 01, 2017

Jan 02 2017 (12:32)
Gajendra Sahu~   1417 blog posts   160 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2108760-33            Tags   Past Edits
shortest mail exp is brc adi intercity wd 100 KMS only

Jan 02 2017 (12:32)
SRKs upcoming The Ring 😊^~   34437 blog posts   28155 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2108760-34            Tags   Past Edits
Shortest Mail/Express =Islampur - Patna express with 62 KM

Jan 02 2017 (12:33)
Gajendra Sahu~   1417 blog posts   160 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Yeah ,I had forgot this.

Jan 04 2017 (04:41)
SRKs upcoming The Ring 😊^~   34437 blog posts   28155 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2108760-36            Tags   Past Edits

Jan 31 2017 (10:42)
Abhishek Kumar~   10541 blog posts   9871 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Shortest Running AC SF Express
12847/48 Howrah-Digha AC SF Express (Ex Duronto)
Distance :- 185 kms.
★★★  General Travel
May 09 2017 (16:31)   12613/Tippu Express

BMTIR*^~   21351 blog posts   7438 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2269785            Tags   Past Edits
2 compliments
Wonderful report. :) Awesome narration!!!
Trip Report- The shortest distant SF
Ever since we came to Bangalore in 1998, visiting Mysore was always on cards, majorly for sightseeing. Though various trains were used for the same, the Legendary Superfast since MG days, and the connector to the Southern Metro of chennai via the Brindavan, the Tippu Express, was never used
On 08th May, while my sister had to join the PG course in Mysore, I chanced upon the idea to drop her and catch the SF for return to enjoy a chance. So a KSRTC bus journey
in morning to Mysore and dropping her in college by 9:15AM, ensured I still had 2 hours with me. After a small Busfanning session at Mysore bus stand and winessing the parade of buses to Bangalore for an hour , took a City bus at 1030 and reached Mysore sttaion by 10:40
Went to the ticket counter and paid Rs. 75/- for the ticket, costliest among the ordinaries on this section but still cheaper than the ordinary KSRTC by Rs.50/-. Tippu, the priority train for Mysore, was on Pf-1. Named after the Sultan of Srirangapatna, Tippu Sultan, and a connector for the SF Brindavan, Tippu always had only one goal- One stop at the district HQ/Sugar Belt of KA, Mandya on its 140kms run compared to 7 halts for all other regular expresses. And the pioneer, sharing rakes with 2 other intercities at SBC end, 16205/06 and 12725/26 has its PM at Mys. And Pf-1 its regular allotment, which post Tippu departure will be reserved for the incoming 12007 Shatabdi from Chennai
PF-1 had me in shock. Tippu, the least contender for passengers except for end to end passengers was completely occupied. And there was still 30 mins to departure. I walked ahead to the loco, and the 1st UR (behind the SLR) still had the windows unoccupied. boarded the coach and setlled in a window on the 3+3 seating arrangement. WDP-4D of KJM 40246 was the lead. On the pitline 20007 waited for shunting the 17307 Basava rake. D1 was fully occupied and C1 had about 40% occupancy
The display board indicated the late running of incoming 16536 golgumbaz and 56214 TPTY Fast passenger. at 11:10 the engine start up was head.. notching up slowly burning its fuel. at 11:18 we got the starter and the loco gave its twin horn and proceeded
We proceeded slowly clearing the points and started accelerating, crossing a SWR sleeper coach cut below the windows with markings near the door stating "to be scrapped" only to stop at a red ahead. The signal quickly changed and we accelerated but maintained a steady 60 to Naganhalli. Cautions welcomed us nearing Palahalli and we maintained a slow speed to almost a stop when the signal indicated a go ahead. As we entered Palahalli, UBL WDP-4 200xx went past with slight late running 16536 from Solapur
As we cleared Palahalli points, we ventured into the last of the remaining single line section, which is also nearing completion. After a speed restriction on Paschimavahini bridge, the engine beaming sound was heard as we met the Station board of Srirangapatna. LP wasted no time in accelerating and the Srirangapatna was glided through by the Tippu. The armoury of the sultan, now lying a bit away from the platform was crossed across
Post Srirangapatna, the LP were in high notch. We quickly crossed the Lokapavani and entered into the Pandavapura, a stop for all long trains which cannot be accommodated at Srirangapatna owing to bridges at both the ends of the station. We curved past, as a Flat bed rake with sleepers and a OHE equipment occupied the sidings. Men were standing over the OHE, fixing the wires to the poles. Work in full progress. Gulped down a cup of tea in the meantime. the TV's were showing some comedy scenes but the picture tube seemed to have been spoilt and the dialogues couldnt be heard in the train speed.
The tracks literally burnt under the wheels and the loco honk blasted through the ears. KJM WDG-3A came on the opposite side with the late running 56214 from TPTY running full. We quickly blasted the region, filled with fields from the little water that Kaveri and its canals gave and true to the name, it as Sultan setting the tracks on fire. at 12:05, 50 mins into the journey, we pulled into the only halt of our section, Mandya, 45 kms run from Mysore
Mandya to had its share of crowd, thanks to the summer holidays, All coaches were now filled with standees.The display board showed 16558 arriving at 12:34 while 56232 arriving at 13:34. For a second i was in shock.. A passenger getting delayed on this route was highly impossible.. 1 hr late is surely something wrong for this passenger is a reason why 12007 reaches Mysore 10-15 mins late as SWR doesnt allow an overtake
Post Maddur, and track giving full clearance, we were at full swing. Hanakere was blasted past with the opposite signal still red. We slowed down to glide through Maddur where WDP-4 hauled 12007 shatabdi from Chennai went past at lightning speed. Post Maddur, we crossed the Shimsha bridge, a reason why Maddur Settihally took a longer time for doubling compared to Mandya Maddur section.
Maddur marked the completion of half distance and time was 12:25..We went through Settihalli and as we exited the station, KJM WDG-3A twins came in with tthe 16658 Rajya Rani, running terribly late. The Cauvery tributaries crossed, so with lesser bridges, Tippu was the actual king now. MPS on this section is higher compared to Mysore Maddur(Majorly restricted to 75-80) and we now neared the 3 digit marked. As we approached the "Land of wooden toys Channapatna" 17307 Basava following the 2 priority trains with WDP-4B 40057 went past. The 76526 Kolar Channapatna DMU was resting on PF-1
As we went blasting, we approached the silk town "Ramanagaram" more famous for Gabbar Singh and Basanti of sholay movie. The 56232 waited here with the WDP4 at lead slowly moving out. At Ramanagarm outer, KJM WDG-3A went light towards RMGM, may be in search for a replacement for some train.
The SH-17 came close as we thundered past km 31 mark into Bidadi and for once again, the road was on our right. We overtook all the vehicles on the road and as we came past a KSRTC bus, i was wonderstruck. KA-10-F-0333 doing Mysore-Bangalore and KA-13-F-2213 doing K.R.Nagar-Bangalore. Both these buses had left Mysore before I had taken the city bus to Railway station, (ALmost an hour before Tippu departure) and here was Tippu, racing past both of them in quick succession. So much for paying a fare at 50% of the bus charge. As i was thinking , Rajarajeshwari college and NICe Road came into my view signalling our approach into KGI. I looked at the watch.. 1:07PM.. 1hr 50 mins run for 125 kms seriously a good run @ 60+ speed. We slowly went past KGI and came to a stop at Nayandahalli for signal clearance, while i got down and made way to the ring road to catch the bus home
Tippu the Sultan!!!! for Mysore-Bangalore section!!1

May 09 2017 (18:51)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   9168 blog posts   22994 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Got down at NYH ?

May 09 2017 (18:55)
BMTIR*^~   21351 blog posts   7438 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Yes- it was 1325 and I was sure that I would get a 510/501 to reach BSK and home by 1415 faster than coming from majestic - but both buses were overcrowded with this train rush so went by auto in the end

May 09 2017 (19:39)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   9168 blog posts   22994 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Seems stopping at NYH, due to PF non availability, evev chamundi encounters the same problem in the morning

May 09 2017 (19:50)
BMTIR*^~   21351 blog posts   7438 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2269785-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yeah.. and after the blistering run of 1hr 50 mins to KGI couldn't see the crawl so got down
Rail Fanning
Jan 27 2017 (19:12)   12614/Tippu Express | S/Shrirangapattana (1 PFs)

swaroophegde5~   444 blog posts   95 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2142600            Tags   Past Edits
Progress of doubling cum electrification in srirangapatna (S) of Ramanagaram Mysore doubling and electrification project
★★★  General Travel
Nov 17 2016 (09:53)   16215/Chamundi Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)

knkprasad956*^~   2236 blog posts
Entry# 2062842            Tags   Past Edits
Yesterday i travelled to Mysuru by 56232 and returned by 16557. The ongoing doubling near Srirangapatna is in full swing as new two platforms are getting ready and line work on the north bridge of river Kaveri is ready on one track and almost complete on second track.The shifting of armory may take 2 months in my view. The great disappointment is with regard to RE work. Laying of poles is going on between Yeliyur and Mysuru. The power station at Yaliyur is yet to be completed. The RE work on the second line between Yaliyur outer to Byadrahalli outer towards MYS yet to start. In MYS poles have been laid at PF 4,5 and digging work going on PF 1,2 and 3.In my assessment the work may be over by June 2017. A photo of DL near Srirangapatna is enclosed

Nov 17 2016 (11:05)
Guest: 693533bf   show all posts
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Very nice and accurate report. Please tag the stations

Nov 17 2016 (22:18)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2094 blog posts   731 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Sir, any news of Chamundi clone exp to reduce the burden on Chamundi which is in news since many years ??

Nov 18 2016 (14:26)
knkprasad956*^~   2236 blog posts
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No Sir. The MP who promised to run this train from Dasara is keeping quite and MPs from Bengaluru are also silent about this.

Nov 18 2016 (14:31)
myamysboy   77 blog posts
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sir why cant we approach SWR directly or put pressure on them or petition them instead of using MP MLA route. SWR is already donating rakes to other cities by running spls and hope thy first listen to demands from people of their zone..

Nov 18 2016 (14:33)
knkprasad956*^~   2236 blog posts
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Okay. Let us try
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May 08 2017 (18:21)   12613/Tippu Express

BMTIR*^~   21351 blog posts   7438 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2268460            Tags   Past Edits
WDP4D gets ready to leave MYS with the 12613 SBC bound Tippu
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Apr 22 2017 (16:37)
Prometh Suresh~   280 blog posts   363 correct pred (58% accurate)
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at MYA/Mandya
Arrived Mandya

Apr 22 2017 (16:39)
Prometh Suresh~   280 blog posts   363 correct pred (58% accurate)
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at MYA/Mandya
Departed Mandya

Apr 22 2017 (19:21)
Prometh Suresh~   280 blog posts   363 correct pred (58% accurate)
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Rail Fanning
Jan 14 2017 (13:41)   12613/Tippu Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/PRATAP

akki WDP4 20006*^~   579 blog posts   8 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2126834            Tags   Past Edits
PRATAP leads with Tippu SF
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16 posts - Sat Nov 05, 2016 - are hidden. Click to open.

Nov 05 2016 (17:51)
Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~   1538 blog posts   11224 correct pred (92% accurate)
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at NHY/Naganahalli

Nov 05 2016 (17:53)
GZB WAP7 30211 WITH GD sf AT GORAKHPUR JN~   5326 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
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HAPPY JOURNEY...........

Nov 05 2016 (17:55)
Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~   1538 blog posts   11224 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 2048781-19            Tags   Past Edits
at MNGT/Mysore New Goods Terminal

Nov 05 2016 (18:03)
Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~   1538 blog posts   11224 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 2048781-20            Tags   Past Edits
at MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore)

Nov 05 2016 (18:11)
Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~   1538 blog posts   11224 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Tippu reached MYS at 18:00 but NTES reached at 17:30 ontime
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Oct 29 2016 (22:45)   16536/Gol Gumbaz Express | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs) | UBL/WDP-4/20020

LHB for TN Express~   1010 blog posts   183 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2041660            Tags   Past Edits
One Saturday morning, 2 Railfans decided to explore the majestic gradient filled 139km stretch between Bangalore and Mysore. A Lazy weekend outing to Mysore which involved getting up early in the morning to catch the Golgumbaz express at Bangalore City had its own benefits.
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After a hurried breakfast in Yeshvantpur, the 2 of us rushed to pf3 where UBL WDP4 had pulled in with the Golgumbaz from Solapur; unexpectedly before time. This gave us space to find some good seats. The rest of the journey
was a breeze, although we ended up a good 25minutes late at Mysore, but had a surprise waiting for us there too.
UBL WDP4 20007 'BOND' was in charge of the Bagalkot bound Basava Express. This was also the train we had planned to take back to Bangalore. After spotting the bond, my friend insisted that we travel in the first coach after the loco, to 'FEEL' the loco as he called it. Quite funny....
Nonetheless, i quite understood his enthusiasm and didn't stand in its way. The humming and notch up sounds of the imported EMD gave quite an adrenaline rush every time. And the super honking sounds was source for the thrills. Due to inadequate battery power managed only a few captures on the way back.
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