Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Admin
 Followed
 Rating
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Freq Contact:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Search
  Go  
Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
 
Mon Sep 24 07:55:43 IST
Home
Trains
ΣChains
Atlas
PNR
Forum
Gallery
News
FAQ
Trips
Login
Feedback
PostPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search
Filters:

Page#    396600 Blog Entries  next>>
  
Rail News
0 Followers
19 views
IR Affairs
SER/South Eastern
Today (07:52)   Bayer Garratt Steam Locomotive inches closer to commercial run; trialed on the 22 km Kharagpur-Midnapore main line

a2z~   11877 news posts
Entry# 3835479   News Entry# 360175         Tags   Past Edits
: Known as one of the largest and most powerful railway engines in the world in its class, a rare Bayer Garratt steam locomotive has quietly been brought back to life at a workshop in Kharagpur, West Bengal, with four months of work and a little bit of “reverse engineering”. On Saturday, it was trialled on the 22 km of the main line in South Eastern Railway between Kharagpur and Midnapore. This 1929-born broad gauge Garratt locomotive is touted as a “mighty beast” by railway enthusiasts and officials alike. Once commissioned again for commercial runs, Indian Railways will get a shot at another Guinness World Record, officials said.
Invented by Bayer, Peacock and Company in 1907, Garratt engines were a technological revolution
...
more...
in steam engine articulation back in the day. They burnt coal on both sides of the boiler instead of one, providing what can be simply explained as double-barrell power.
The Garratts were a prized possession for railways across the world. The erstwhile Bengal Nagpur Railway had 32 Garrats, while Darjeeling Himalayan Railway had a few, but narrow gauge. In other words, the Garratts espoused tractive power the kind of which was later standardised by diesel and electric engines.
When in service for 40 years in the BNR (later South Eastern Railway), this “N-class” Garratt had the capacity to run at 72 kmph uphill pulling 2,500 tons of load. Its working speed, without load, was 128 kmph on plains. On Saturday, it ran at 30 kmph and indicated to engineers that minor repairs are needed.
It has 24 wheels, with a “4-8-0+0-8-4” arrangement, considered rare as only 26 Garratt engines with this wheel arrangement were manufactured. Weighing 230 tons, the humungous machine carries 10,000 gallons of water and 14 tons of coal. This one has coal fire rendering on both ends with the boiler in the middle. As a result, it runs on both directions, without needing to be reversed.
“It was the heavy haul engine of those times. When it is inducted back, it will be a world record, being the largest, most powerful in the world working in main line,” M S Rangaswamy, who is advising the team in Kharagpur to revive the locomotive, said on Friday. Rangaswamy, a former engineer in Southern Railway, led the team that revived Fairy Queen, the oldest steam locomotive, in 1998. “The Fairy Queen is a toy in front of this Garratt,” he said.
Standing as a display item at the Kharagpur workshop since its retirement 50 years ago, it was revived for a single, ceremonial “heritage run” between Shalimar and Mecheda near Kolkata in 2006. This time, the intent is to commission it as a regular heritage train.
A team of engineers travelled to Delhi’s National Rail Museum earlier this year to take vital parts off another Garratt engine on display. “We replicated those parts. Made the drawings from scratch. Manufactured the brass safety valves,” Kumar said.

  
17 views
Today (07:53)
a2z~   15445 blog posts
Re# 3835479-1            Tags   Past Edits
This 1929-born broad gauge Garratt locomotive is touted as a “mighty beast” by railway enthusiasts and officials alike.
3575 views
Journey Date: Sun Sep 23
12438/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Rajdhani Express
Trip Entry# 499359
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 3
NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin --> SC/Secunderabad Junction
Departure: Yesterday @ 15:55  Class: 1A
19 wishes
HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ हैप्पी सिर्क्युलर जर्नी HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ
Train Status: on time
Last Update: GNVR/Gondwana Visapur 1 km<-->2 km BPQ/Balharshah Junction @ Today (07:52)
Next Station: VVKN/Vivekananda Nagar ETA: 07:57
Next Halt: BPQ/Balharshah Junction ETA: 08:10

Blog  Time-Table

97 Public Posts - Yesterday

11 Public Posts - Today

  
81 views
Today (07:40)
💖12763💖 Padma...  [Jai Mata Di] 
Pax# 3
Re# 3833292-110            Tags   Past Edits
at VVKN/Vivekananda Nagar
Skipped.

  
66 views
Today (07:43)
💖12763💖 Padma...  [Jai Mata Di] 
Pax# 3
Re# 3833292-111            Tags   Past Edits
at CD/Chandrapur
55skip.

  
54 views
Today (07:46)
💖12763💖 Padma...  [Jai Mata Di] 
Pax# 3
Re# 3833292-112            Tags   Past Edits
at BUPH/Babupeth
Skipped.

  
33 views
Today (07:50)
💖12763💖 Padma...  [Jai Mata Di] 
Pax# 3
Re# 3833292-113            Tags   Past Edits
at GNVR/Gondwana Visapur
Skipping at 100.

  
15 views
Today (07:52)
💖12763💖 Padma...  [Jai Mata Di] 
Pax# 3
Re# 3833292-114            Tags   Past Edits
GNVR/Gondwana Visapur 1 km<-->2 km BPQ/Balharshah Junction: on time
Slowed drastically here.
7385 views
Journey Date: Sun Sep 23
12405/Bhusaval - Hazrat Nizamuddin Gondwana SF Express (PT)
Trip Entry# 495664
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 1
BZU/Betul --> NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin
Departure: Yesterday @ 15:55  Class: 3A
36 wishes
HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ Happy journey yash bhai HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ Shubh Yatra HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ Yash HJ HJ Bro
Train Status: 19m late
Last Update: at NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin @ Today (07:49)
Arrived at Trip Destination
Blog  Time-Table

338 Public Posts - Yesterday

41 Public Posts - Today

  
167 views
Today (07:22)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️1... 
Pax# 1
Re# 3832246-390            Tags   Past Edits
at OKA/Okhla: on time
Xed Thirukkural SF

  
160 views
Today (07:24)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️1... 
Pax# 1
Re# 3832246-391            Tags   Past Edits
at OKA/Okhla: on time
Departed finally

  
120 views
Today (07:32)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️1... 
Pax# 1
Re# 3832246-392            Tags   Past Edits
at OKAC/Okhla Bypass B Cabin: 4m late
NZM outer

  
81 views
Today (07:40)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️1... 
Pax# 1
Re# 3832246-393            Tags   Past Edits
at OKAC/Okhla Bypass B Cabin: 12m late
PF congestion at NZM

  
35 views
Today (07:49)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️1... 
Pax# 1
Re# 3832246-394            Tags   Past Edits
at NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin
Pf-6
  
General Travel
0 Followers
293 views
Yesterday (19:53)   12827/Howrah - Purulia SF Express

Koushikprr~   256 blog posts
Entry# 3834624            Tags   Past Edits
Broken cndn of C1 ac coach of hwh prr SF exp
1904 views
Journey Date: Fri Sep 21
16317/Himsagar Express (PT)
Trip Entry# 535035
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 2
Shaurya117^~  Pax# 1
NDLS/New Delhi --> JRC/Jalandhar Cantt. Junction
Departure: Yesterday @ 23:30  Class: SL
9 wishes
HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ
Train Status: 15m late
Last Update: at PHR/Phillaur Junction @ Today (07:42)
Next Station: MAUL/Mauli ETA: 07:59
Next Halt: PGW/Phagwara Junction ETA: 08:05

Blog  Time-Table

12 Public Posts - Yesterday

23 Public Posts - Today

  
574 views
Today (01:26)
Shaurya117^~ 
Pax# 1
Re# 3834566-36            Tags   Past Edits
at ROK/Rohtak Junction: 27m late
Departed

  
571 views
Today (01:28)
eXplorer Divyanshu^~   61361 blog posts   41620 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 3834566-37            Tags   Past Edits
@3834566-35  
@Pax# 1
Mtlb sb delhi se bhara h
Phir thik h
Lets see

  
449 views
Today (02:17)
Shaurya117^~ 
Pax# 1
Re# 3834566-38            Tags   Past Edits
at JIND/Jind Junction: 22m late
Departed

  
154 views
Today (06:48)
Shaurya117^~ 
Pax# 1
Re# 3834566-39            Tags   Past Edits
GILL/Gill 6 km<-->1 km LDH/Ludhiana Junction: on time
Approaching LDH

  
70 views
Today (07:42)
Shaurya117^~ 
Pax# 1
Re# 3834566-40            Tags   Past Edits
at PHR/Phillaur Junction: 15m late
Departed
Page#    396600 Blog Entries  next>>

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Thu Oct 4
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Tue Oct 9
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Wed Oct 24
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Tue Jan 22

  
  

Rail News

  • जनसेवा एक्सप्रेस 24 सितंबर से मुंगेर होकर चलेगी
    News Entry# 360167
    by: Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~  Today (07:43)


    सोमवार से 13419/20 भागलपुर-मुजफ्फरपुर इंटरसिटी जनसेवा रतनपुर, वाइलेग दौलतपुर मुंगेर, बेगूसराय और बरौनी होकर व 12349/50 भागलपुर-नई दिल्ली वीकली सुपर फास्ट एक्सप्रेस भी उसी मार्ग से चलेगी। यह जानकारी एडीआरएम संजय भगत ने दी। उन्होंने बताया कि पूर्व से घोषित सूचना के आधार पर सोमवार से मुंगेर रेल गंगाब्रिज से इन...
  • दिल्ली-मेरठ रैपिड रेल के लिए सभी राज्यों को देना होगा हिस्सा
    News Entry# 360166
    by: Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~  Today (07:41)


    केंद्रीय शहरी विकास एवं आवास मंत्री हरदीप पुरी ने कहा है दिल्ली-मेरठ रैपिड रेल को लेकर सभी राज्यों को अपना हिस्सा देना होगा। उन्होंने कहा कि एनसीआर के लिए रैपिड रेल एक महत्वपूर्ण प्रोजेक्ट है।रविवार को लाला लाजपत राय मेडिकल कालेज ऑडिटोरियम में प्रधानमंत्री जन आरोग्य योजना का केन्द्रीय शहरी विकास...
  • त्योहारों पर यात्रियों की सुविधा के लिए स्पेशल ट्रेनें, अक्टूबर से होगा संचालन
    News Entry# 360165
    by: Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~  Today (07:40)


    रेलवे ने त्योहारों के मद्देनजर नौ जोड़ी एसी स्पेशल और स्पेशल ट्रेन चलाने का निर्णय लिया है। नियमित ट्रेनों में सीटें फुल हो चुकी हैं। रेलवे दिल्ली, बिहार, वाराणसी और गोरखपुर के लिए स्पेशल ट्रेनें चलाकर यात्रियों को राहत देगा। उत्तर रेलवे के अधिकारियों ने बताया कि सभी ट्रेनें लखनऊ होकर...
  • राजधानी एक्सप्रेस के खाने में निकला कांच का टुकड़ा
    News Entry# 360164
    by: Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~  Today (07:37)


    दिल्ली से हावड़ा जा रही राजधानी एक्सप्रेस के एसी थ्री कोच में रविवार को उस वक्त हड़कंप मच गया, जब यात्री मयूर घई की सब्जी में कांच का टुकड़ा निकल आया। थोड़ा ही खाना खाया था तभी उनकी तबीयत बिगड़ने लगी। कंट्रोल की सूचना पर कानपुर सेंट्रल पर ट्रेन के पहुंचते...
  • अजमेर एक्सप्रेस में हंगामा, पुलिस पर लूट का आरोप
    News Entry# 360163
    by: Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~  Today (07:34)


    जागरण संवाददाता, बड़ौत : दिल्ली-सहारनपुर रेलमार्ग पर शुक्रवार देर रात अजमेर एक्सप्रेस में हंगामा हो गया। दो यात्रियों ने जीआरपी बड़ौत के पुलिसकर्मियों पर ढाई लाख रुपए लूटने का आरोप लगाते हुए शामली थाने में तहरीर दी है, जबकि जीआरपी बड़ौत इंस्पेक्टर का कहना है कि दोनों आरोपित शराब के नशे...

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 3710716
    Aug 14 2018 (11:04AM)


    This is regarding the appointment of Monitors. For TLMs, we require a minimum of 1000 Confirmed TLs. For FMs, we require members to promise to abide by the guidelines and be free of controversies. For other Monitors, we require the member to be in good standing. . However, "eligibility" does NOT always mean...
  • Entry# 3645007
    Jul 20 2018 (03:28PM)


    This is an advance notice of an upcoming change: 1. We shall be removing the Login/Forum section from the RailCal app as it is cumbersome, buggy and lacking in features. . 2. We shall soon be introducing a dedicated app called "Rail Messenger" for both Android and iOS, for all blogging/messaging purposes. The app...
  • Entry# 3644431
    Jul 20 2018 (12:42PM)


    The following changes are being made: 1. To restore the fun back to PNR Predictions, PNR Predictions will NOT be hidden anymore. PNR Predictions by members can be seen by ALL, before and after Charting. New members often look towards our expert predictors for hints, and we are reinstanting that. . 2. To better...
  • Entry# 3601043
    Jul 04 2018 (12:36PM)


    @all: While we do nominally allow multiple IDs, these multiple IDs are NOT allowed to engage in misuse and "mischief". Voting multiple times in the same poll using multiple IDs, rating each other IDs' blogs using multiple IDs, etc. are classified as "gross misuse". . This is an advance notice that some of the...
  • Entry# 3555168
    Jun 20 2018 (10:33PM)


    @all: IRI is a PUBLIC information website, like Wikipedia. The voluntarily posted Blogs, Train/Station Tips, Train/Station Pics, Polls, Train TTs, PNRs, etc. comprise the permanent publicly viewable and searchable repository of IRI. A PUBLIC info website is unlike WhatsApp, FaceBook, Instagram, etc. where people post personal pics and other stuff, which CAN...
  • Entry# 3535285
    Jun 15 2018 (08:28PM)


    This is a clarification to all members regarding our Forum Guidelines and the FM Group. SWs are issued for very clear cases of abuse and misbehaviour by a member. . At this time, we have had many members against whom SW is issued claim that: "I am a long-time member of IRI, and have...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy