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12312/Kalka Mail
کالکا میل     कालका मेल

KLK/Kalka --> HWH/Howrah Junction

Inaugural Run
Mon Jan 01, 1866
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Pantry available between Chandigarh to Howrah; E-Catering Available at DLI, ALJN,...
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CNB, ALD, MGS etc...
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Due to Kalindi Derailment in Tundla Yard Train 12312 Kalka mail JCO 19/2/17 Diverted via Palwal - Agra -Tundla - Kanpur
Mon Feb 20, 2017 (04:16PM)
Updated: Oct 01 2016 (20:51) by brandonbuffard^~
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RSA - Rake Sharing
No RSA, total 4 RAKE
Rating: 3.1/5 (186 votes)
cleanliness - good (32)
punctuality - average (36)
food - average (28)
ticket avbl - average (32)
u/r coach - average (10)
railfanning - good (30)
safety - good (28)
ICF Rake

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Train Tip
Seating
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Sep 19 2016 (02:01)   12311/Kalka Mail

Railfan Z*^~   11438 blog posts   2576 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 1995755            Tags   Past Edits
The "D1" coach is nothing but an SLR coach with hoards of unreserved passengers. Be wary of the same before you book a seat in it.
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
934 views
Apr 10 2017 (01:28)   12312/Kalka Mail

arvindsharmaindia   5 blog posts   20 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2228925            Tags   Past Edits
Coming from KLK to DLI in sleeper class is harrowing as the coaches are already filled up with unreserved paxs who just won't budge to give you your own seat. Happened on April 1 night with me and my friend. Even calling up RPF personnel deployed didn't help much and matter took turn for worse at CDG. Scores of people again boarded the SL coaches and looked up for floor space between our berths. Again we went to the RPF constables who directed us to instead talk to the TTE who told the constables to handle it. Much to our dismay they told that it wouldn't be of much help and we must rather upgrade to 3AC. We finally got our bags with us and went to TTE who then happily upgraded us by charging "FEE" of ₹600 for two people, though it was cheaper than getting a receipt from him....
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Finally we went to our respective "upgraded" berths and had some peace on our platter.
From DLI to KLK the SL seats are usually available and it's a comfortable journey, though the train is usually already late by 2-3 hours. Hope it helps.
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Ticket Booking/WL
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Dec 07 2016 (00:26)   12311/Kalka Mail

Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   982 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 2082758            Tags   Past Edits
If you need to travel in Kalka Mail from Howrah to Kalka or Howrah to Chandigarh, You must travel in AC First Class or you can travel in Kalka Mail on other classes from Howrah to following Locations
HWH-DLI AC 2 Tier
HWH-CNB AC 2 Tier/AC Three Tier
HWH-ALD AC 2 Tier/AC Three Tier/Sleeper Class

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Dec 07 2016 (01:20)
When will I get chance to travel in LHB Sleeper~   753 blog posts   80 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2082758-1            Tags   Past Edits
What are you trying to say? Coz All the classes are available for any source-destination combination.

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Dec 07 2016 (13:56)
Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   982 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 2082758-2            Tags   Past Edits
आपने सही कहां।
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Train Tip
Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
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Dec 06 2016 (23:55)   12311/Kalka Mail

Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   982 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 2082742            Tags   Past Edits
If you see Kalka Mail in Winters, note that the Legend has Rescheduling chance from Howrah and Kalka. #laterunnerfromER

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Dec 07 2016 (00:26)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2491 blog posts   159 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2082742-1            Tags   Past Edits
My upcoming trip is in 12322 Kolkata Mail (Imperial Mail) on 13th December 2016 & I'm very much worried, I'm surely anticipating re-scheduling of it's departure from Mumbai itself, what's your say?

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Dec 07 2016 (00:31)
Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   982 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 2082742-2            Tags   Past Edits
If your 12322 Imperial Mail is Rescheduled by 8-10 hrs, you can cancel your ticket and go via Nagpur in 12809 Mumbai Mail.

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Dec 07 2016 (00:55)
IR no more Safe^~   21622 blog posts   97559 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2082742-3            Tags   Past Edits
take NGP Route.
if u have WL/RAC Tkt, better cancel & book in NGP route trains.

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Dec 07 2016 (11:19)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2491 blog posts   159 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2082742-4            Tags   Past Edits
No, my exact destination is Gaya.Jn
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Train Tip
Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
2558 views
Nov 30 2016 (17:26)   12311/Kalka Mail

Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   982 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 2076030            Tags   Past Edits
The Legend Kalka Mail never arrives on time at Kalka.
#laterunnerfromER
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Train Tip
Speed/Punctuality
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Nov 22 2016 (00:56)   12311/Kalka Mail

Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   982 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 2067444            Tags   Past Edits
For those who are boarding for Kalka, Kaika Mail Maxmumly Arrives 1-2 Hrs or 2-3 Hrs at Kalka
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Train Tip
General
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Mar 14 2016 (16:47)   12312/Kalka Mail

Narinder Singh Chauhan   2 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1766853            Tags   Past Edits
Those who are boarding this train for Burdhmann/Howrah, note that 90% times late by 3-6 hours...
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Train Tip
Seating
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Oct 14 2016 (17:46)   12311/Kalka Mail

Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   982 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 2023400            Tags   Past Edits
If you are going to Kalka by Kalka Mail Then you Choose your Class
2ND Seating-poor Class
Sleeper Class-Not Recommend
AC Three Tier-Slightly Ok
AC Two Tier-Good/OK Class
AC
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First Class-Recommend
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Train Tip
General
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Feb 06 2016 (10:39)   12312/Kalka Mail

Guest: 7db8359e   show all posts
Entry# 1731151            Tags   Past Edits
This train is a better opinion as a SF to Travel, As Poorva Exp Runs very Late and Rest of the trains are Expensive (Duronto/Rajdhani). If you Look at it's Late Margin even in Fog season, You will come to know that Kalka mail is 100 times more punctual than Poorva Express. It Performs Awesome on Such a Busy Route! Avg Delay is of 2hrs 15mins at HWH! However, It often reaches HWH on time or Slightly Before Time.

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Oct 02 2016 (21:45)
jaideepganguly~   471 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1731151-1            Tags   Past Edits
I aboslutely second that!! This train comes as a much favourite option just after Raj/Dur. I also have an honest confession to make......such a legend, still running on ICF coaches, till date. Why are they not upgrading this beauty to the more fast and modern LHB rakes?? Beats me!!

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Oct 02 2016 (22:00)
Guest: 391f5c7f   show all posts
Re# 1731151-2            Tags   Past Edits
You must be familiar with it's Slip at CDG, ICFs are self power generating, detachment of coach is possible without having a Power cease, whereas in LHB a EOG or HOG is required to keep supplying Power. So, Attaching/Removing slip while Keeping Continuous power supply in Coaches is a impossible task. Moreover, Kalka mial requires atleast 4 Rakes of LHB

Oct 02 2016 (22:08)
rdb*^   31254 blog posts   373624 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1731151-3            Tags   Past Edits
PF extension at Kalka is in progress, thereafter shd not be a problem
/news/post/279067

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Oct 02 2016 (22:33)
Guest: 391f5c7f   show all posts
Re# 1731151-4            Tags   Past Edits
it is possible then after. :D in my opinion this work may take upto 1 year depending upon Fund sanctioned by RB for this work.

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Oct 02 2016 (22:42)
jaideepganguly~   471 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1731151-5            Tags   Past Edits
That's a first!! I had the impression that LHB were an improvement over ICF, but now knowing about power, I am seriously speechless!! Good to know anyways

2874 views
Oct 02 2016 (22:43)
jaideepganguly~   471 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1731151-6            Tags   Past Edits
Are the slips stored @ CDG?? Is that the only hindrance??.......Just curious!!

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Oct 02 2016 (22:48)
rdb*^   31254 blog posts   373624 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1731151-7            Tags   Past Edits
yes

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Oct 02 2016 (22:48)
Guest: 391f5c7f   show all posts
Re# 1731151-8            Tags   Past Edits
Great, I am Happy Sir, that it added up into your knowledge :) :)

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Oct 02 2016 (22:58)
jaideepganguly~   471 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1731151-9            Tags   Past Edits
I am seriously indebted to IRI for the simple reason that, it has literally helped me double my knowledge and come across stalwarts like you!!!! This forum never ceases to amaze me!! Thank you once again for everything!! Just super good!!

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Oct 02 2016 (23:07)
Guest: 391f5c7f   show all posts
Re# 1731151-10            Tags   Past Edits
You can always visit irfca and ICF BOGIE Site to deepen your knowledge. :)

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Oct 03 2016 (00:31)
jaideepganguly~   471 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1731151-11            Tags   Past Edits
This is freakin' aaaawwwsome!! Thanks m8!!
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Train Tip
General
0 Followers
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Jul 09 2015 (15:06)   12311/Kalka Mail

IR LACKS IN MANAGER~   951 blog posts   293 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1536105            Tags   Past Edits
Gone are those days when Kalka mail was know by it's old coaches and rakes, but now you can spot this train with maximum of 10-12 (14 made) new coaches.
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