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16303/Vanchinad Express
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Nov 06 2016 (18:49)   16303/Vanchinad Express

vs73213   78 blog posts
Entry# 2050703            Tags   Past Edits
Can anyone please extend this train towards Guruvayoor (Especially for Sabarimala season)?

Nov 06 2016 (18:54)
Guest: 2522f82d   show all posts
Re# 2050703-1            Tags   Past Edits
This site Is no way affiliated to Indian railways government either no person in here has powers to do so....plz post your queiry in Pgportal or tweet to concerned DRM

Nov 12 2016 (15:05)
imaravIndian^~   572 blog posts   299 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2050703-2            Tags   Past Edits
Impossible due to complex RSA
General Travel
Jul 07 2016 (12:22)   16304/Vanchinad Express

Emin   48 blog posts   200 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1920919            Tags   Past Edits
Yesterday 16304 Vanchinad Express from TVC to ERS had only one 3AC coach instead of AC Chair car with the marking "C1". Looks like C1 and C2 coaches are taken away for maintenance ? Also D2 coach was missing.

Jul 07 2016 (12:30)
RbK~   691 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1920919-1            Tags   Past Edits
Vanchinad Express(and other trains included in this RSA) has only one A/c Chair Car.
Still looks like there is massive shortage of CC coaches; even ERS - SBC Intercity Express was operating with two 3A coaches instead of CC. Also, 12075/76 JanSatabdi has a 3A running as C2, instead of Jan Chair car.
General Travel
Jul 24 2012 (11:46)   16303/Vanchinad Express

RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~   4519 blog posts   954 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 488046            Tags   Past Edits
A most surprising OFFLINK and a visitor from Eastern India ..... HWH WAP-4 brings in Vanchinad Express to TVC with a dead ERS WDM-XX ....Been to Calcutta 2 times but never got a proper shot of HWH WAP-4 but now it comes all way down to TVC for a clear shot .... (Jayasankar Madhavadas)

Jul 24 2012 (14:12)
KK▶vs◀Sanga*^~   15648 blog posts   4382 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 488046-1            Tags   Past Edits

Jul 24 2012 (14:16)
Hercule Poirot   6403 blog posts   144 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 488046-2            Tags   Past Edits
Great snap..

Jul 24 2012 (19:00)
Attorney SAUL GOODMAN*^~   4526 blog posts   137 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 488046-3            Tags   Past Edits
Rarest of rare CLICKS.

Jul 24 2012 (19:04)
Ankit*^   3163 blog posts   121152 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 488046-4            Tags   Past Edits
not such a good looking P4...but truely one of the rarest of click!!! nice pic...

Jul 24 2012 (19:05)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 488046-5            Tags   Past Edits
Interesting, hauling WDM-3A!! That too by a Bloody Ex WAP-6 aka WAP-4.
General Travel
Jun 14 2016 (11:32)   16304/Vanchinad Express | TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum) (5 PFs) | ED/WAP-4

RPM WAP 7 30342   107 blog posts   9 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1894015            Tags   Past Edits
2 coches each train on 16304/03, 16313/14, 16307/08, 16305/06
Rail Fanning
May 06 2016 (00:15)   12279/Taj Express | JHS/Jhansi Junction (8 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   583 blog posts   15 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1834299            Tags   Past Edits
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But our favorite trains would not...
Let's make a list of train names, their meanings and for what they are named. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.
#Taj Express: This train got its name due to Taj Mahal in
#Tamralipta Express:
#Tapaswini Express:
#Tapovan Express: Derived from Forest Tapovan in Nashik.
#Tapti Ganga Express: This train got its name due to Tapti River.
#Tea Garden Express:
#Tebagha Express:
#Teesta Torsa Express: Named after the twin rivers Teesta and Torsa in northeastern India.
#Telangana Express:
#Thanjavur Express:
#Thar Express:
#Thirukkural Express:
#Tippu Express:
#Tirhut Express:
#Tirumala Express:
#Trishatabdi Express:
#Triveni Express:
#Tulsi Express:
#Tungabhadra Express: One of the most prestigious train between Secunderabad-Kurnool city-Secunderabad. This train crosses Thungabhadra river near Kurnool city.
Kurnool city is only one city in India which lies between two rivers one is Thungabhadra and Hundri rivers.
#Udyan Abha Toofan Express:
#Udyan Express:
#Udyog Nagari Express:
#Udyogkarmi Express:
#Ujjaini Express:
#Unchahar Express:
#Upasana Express:
#Upper India Express:
#Utsarg Express:
#Uttar Banga Express:
#Uttaranchal Express:
#Uzhavan Express:
#Vaigai Express:
#Vaishali Express:
#Vanachal Express: Vananchal is one of the name of ancient Ranchi.
#Vanchinad Express:
#Varuna Express:
#Veer Bhumi Chittourgarh Express:
#Venad Express:
#Venkatadri Express: Express runs between Kacheguda-Chittoor-Kacheguda. The name Venkatadri refers one of the name of seven hills in Tirupathi. This train passes through Tirupathi.
#Vibhuti Express:
#Vidarbha Express:
#Vikramshila Express: Named after the ancient Vikramshila University, a center of Buddhist learning, dating to 800 AD established by King Dharmpala of Pala empire, in modern day Bhagalpur district. Train started in mid-seventies as 167 up / 168 down Vikramshila Express from BGP to DLI. The train departed from BGP twice a week at 14:20 and reached NDLS at 10:55 next day. 1220 kms in 20:40 hours at average speed of 59 km/hr. Later the arrival time at NDLS was changed to 11:55. Train was hauled by steam engine till MGS and then Electric engine to NDLS. Stops were Jamalpur, Kiul, Mokama, Bakhtiarpur, Patna, Ara, Buxar, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur. It was one of the 20 super fast trains of Indian railways at that time. In mid-eighties the train was made daily from Bhagalpur and run combined with Magadh express between Patna and New Delhi. July 2003, Vikramshila and Magadh were separated. Vikramshila started running between BGP and NDLS with no commercial stop between PNBE and NDLS.
#Vindhyachal Express:
#Visaka Express:
#Vivek Express: This train is got its name and introduce in honor of Swami Vivekanand.
#Wainganga Express:
#West Coast Express:
#Yelagiri Express:
#Yercaud Express:
#Yoga Express:
#Yuva Express:
#Ziyarat Express:

2 posts - Fri May 06, 2016

May 06 2016 (22:51)
Vinay~   1199 blog posts   900 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1834299-3            Tags   Past Edits
click here Already there's a whole train names history in [IRFCA] FAQ,plz refer it for further clarification:) (anyway those list was from that FAQ)

May 10 2016 (12:51)
kskumar1921987   693 blog posts   1700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1834299-4            Tags   Past Edits
#Venkatadri Express runs between Kacheguda-Chittoor-Kacheguda
The name Venkatadri refers one of the name of seven hills in Tirupathi. This train passes through Tirupathi

May 10 2016 (12:56)
kskumar1921987   693 blog posts   1700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1834299-5            Tags   Past Edits
#Thungabhadra express is one of the most prestigious train between Secunderabad-Kurnool city-Secunderabad.
This train crosses Thungabhadra river near Kurnool city.
Kurnool city is only one city in India which lies between two rivers one is Thungabhadra and Hundri rivers.
There is another train #Hundri Express which is also runs between Secunderabad-Kurnool city-Secunderabad.

May 11 2016 (09:54)
12622 king of SR~   888 blog posts   2481 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1834299-6            Tags   Past Edits
#Uzhavan Exp:Goes to thanjavur (delta) where agriculture is the main occupation so named as uzhavan (farmer).

May 20 2016 (02:10)
IR RAILS On SAIL BHILAI TRACKS~   1939 blog posts   126 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1834299-7            Tags   Past Edits
#Vidarbha Express: Vidarbha is area or Region in Maharashtra name derives from there as Gondia is in Vidarbha region.
#Wainganga Express: It is a name of River flows in Maharashtra.
Other Social
Apr 01 2016 (11:04)   16303/Vanchinad Express

onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2216 blog posts   117 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1786529            Tags   Past Edits
trivandrum:When the Eranadu Express, carrying the advertisement of LDF on its bogies reached the capital city on Wednesday night after a day-long trip from the other end of the state, it marked a new style of election campaigning in the state. It is for the first time in the state that a political party is using a train to carry its advertisement. With the LDF taking the lead, the UDF and BJP too have joined the poll bandwagon to use railway property for campaigning. Popular trains are much in demand as election frenzy has started picking up. Soon, trains starting from Thiruvanathapuram too will be draped in colours of various political parties.
Four trains - Vanchinadu Express, Intercity Expresses Thiruvananthapuram-Guruvayur, Kannur-Alappuzha and Kannur-Ernakulam - will be wrapped in polyvinyl advertisements of political parties. An agreement with regard to advertisement rights was signed between the Trivandrum division of the Railways and advertisers on Wednesday. As the demand for Railways' space has increased during election, the Railways stands to benefit financially.
From the four trains alone, the Railways will be getting Rs 18 lakh and the rest will come from the sale of space in other stations such as Ernakulam and Thrissur. V C Sudeesh, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Trivandrum Division, said the Railways had increased the price, with advertisers considering the demand. For polyvinyl wrapping, the Railways usually gives contract for a three-month period. But now political parties have sought a 45-day contract since polling is on May 16. There are enough takers even when the Railways has doubled the price. The Railways charges around Rs 47,000 per bogie for a month. If Eranadu had just four bogies booked for advertisements, the trains from the capital will have the entire 10 bogies booked for publicity. The Palakkad division, which has granted advertisement rights on Eranadu Express, has given a 10-day contract. This division too has been approached by advertisers for UDF and BJP, an official with the division has said.
Trivandrum division generates an income of Rs 1.5 crore a year by letting out around 21,000 sq ft space on the Trivandrum central railway station premises. Zone 1, consisting of a railway platform and zone 2 consisting of the front portion of the main terminal, had already been booked. But advertisers could not sell it to political parties as the Railways had a specific agreement with them against it. However, zone three, consisting of the second terminal (7,000 sq ft), is still open for takers. If the demand grows, it adds to the revenue of the division.
Trains from TVM division
1 Vanchinadu Express
2 Thiruvananthapuram-Guruvayur Intercity Express
3 Kannur-Alappuzha Intercity Express
4 Kannur-Ernakulam Intercity Express
Trains from Palakkad division
1 Eranandu Express`
2 Coimbatore- mangalore Intercity Express

Apr 01 2016 (11:52)
One Mail~   4547 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1786529-1            Tags   Past Edits
Trains from Palakkad division
1 Eranandu Express`
2 Coimbatore-Palghat Junction Intercity Express
Its MAQ Intercity(RSA partner of Ernad)
Saw pic with ad. Fully red coaches.. huff... Bleed red... If train is ahuled by p4.
its all red train..

Apr 03 2016 (15:47)
Finally TVC Mail gets LHB*^~   9503 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1786529-2            Tags   Past Edits
Pics bro ?

Apr 03 2016 (22:03)
One Mail~   4547 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1786529-3            Tags   Past Edits
Credits to original Photographer..

Apr 03 2016 (22:05)
ERS WDM3A 16857R~   784 blog posts   24 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1786529-4            Tags   Past Edits
Coimbatore-Palakkad junction????
Mangalore-Coimbatore ICE na??

Apr 04 2016 (19:32)
One Mail~   4547 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1786529-5            Tags   Past Edits
Yes.its maq cbe ice..
General Travel
Sep 24 2015 (17:31)   16304/Vanchinad Express

Kerala Needs Own WCoR Zone   227 blog posts   17 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1598839            Tags   Past Edits
Slowed down by 20 minutes. Departure from TVC 1745, arrival at ERS 2255!

Oct 01 2015 (15:28)
Fan of 12479^~   77306 blog posts   5080 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1598839-1            Tags   Past Edits
arrival is 2250
General Travel
Sep 30 2015 (10:01)   16303/Vanchinad Express | ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) (6 PFs)

RbK~   691 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 1603504            Tags   Past Edits
From tomorrow, 16304 Vanchinad Express will leave TVC @ 1745 & arrive ERS @ 2250; 5 h 5 m to cover 220 km(with 150+ km of electrified double line in between)!
With an average speed of 43 km/h, is this the SLOWEST EXPRESS in the country?
Ironically, this train had a glorious past; it used to leave ERS @ 0600 & arrive TVC @ 0950(that too on single line track with diesel traction & two stoppages - KTYM & QLN).
more on those golden days, pls check this link: click here

Sep 30 2015 (10:04)
God of Underworld   883 blog posts   6 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1603504-1            Tags   Past Edits
At that time less halt and less crossings were happened.

Sep 30 2015 (19:56)
KTYM railfan   276 blog posts
Re# 1603504-2            Tags   Past Edits
this is becosue of nwanted stops, remove all stops after kyj except kollam & varkala. And seen that ALLP trains are always getting priority.
Rail Fanning
Aug 20 2015 (12:43)   16304/Vanchinad Express

KK▶vs◀Sanga*^~   15648 blog posts   4382 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1569628            Tags   Past Edits
16304 TB

Aug 20 2015 (12:51)
Guest: 3bf9079b   show all posts
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The shortest running express train in Kerala. :-)
Rail Fanning
Sep 09 2014 (19:39)   16303/Vanchinad Express | TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum) (5 PFs)

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Entry# 1210878            Tags   Past Edits
Destination Board of ERS-TVC-ERS Vanchinad ICE captured at TVC.
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