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Today (17:00)   12920/Malwa SF Express | LDH/Ludhiana Junction (7 PFs)

Shaurya117^~   3477 blog posts   16012 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 3836975            Tags   Past Edits
Why is Malwa getting heavily delayed between Ludhiana and Khanna ? Since last 5 runs, lots of delay is being added in this short section.
Any repair work or some TSR ?

Today (17:05)
HOG93⭐ सम्पूर्ण क्रांति सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐HOG94~   3406 blog posts   295 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 3836975-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yesreday mega block in place ..all non important trains were cancelled. Ptk SF , pachim etc were diverted via rohtak , dhuri ..
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Today (14:41)   56501/Vijayawada - Hubballi Passenger | BZA/Vijayawada Junction (10 PFs)

HOG WAM4 WAP1~   4427 blog posts
Entry# 3836568            Tags   Past Edits
|| Meter gauge at Vijayawada ||
Vintage timetables showing the schedules of the meter gauge trains on the Machilipatnam-Vijayawad-Guntur route. The route was converted to broad gauge by 1962 (BZA-MTM section) and 1964 (BZA-GNT route), so records of the meter gauge traffic here are very hard to find.
Pic 1: The original Krishna bridge at Vijayawada. This is the abandoned bridge whose pillars are now visible between the existing 2 bridges at Vijayawada now.
This bridge was popularly known as the 'Wenlock bridge' (Named after the then Governor of Madras, Lord Wenlock who inaugurated the bridge).
This was a dual gauge bridge with the BZA-GNT MG line running as a third rail on the BZA-MAS broad gauge line. The bridge and the MG line were opened on March 17th, 1893. The broad gauge line was opened for goods traffic on July 15th, 1897 and for passenger traffic in 1899. The attached picture was taken in 1898 shortly before the opening of the route for passenger traffic.
The MG line on this bridge was dismantled and shut down from October 13th, 1964, when a parallel broad gauge line was laid between KCC and GNT, and the bridge itself was abandoned a few years later.
Pic 2: Meter gauge trains on the MTM-GNT section in 1961 (Timetable provided by Prof. Aravind from IRFCA).
A lot of Meter gauge trains originated from Machilipatnam (known as Masulipatam at that time) to Macherla, Sattenaplle, Narsaraopet etc. The Masulipatam-Hubli passenger listed here later became the Guntur-Hubli passenger and still runs today as the BZA-UBL passenger.
About 1956, a passenger used to operate between MTM and SBC. However, around 1958, this passenger was replaced with the 85/86 SC-SBC passenger (which is the present day 12785/86 KCG-SBC express). However the SBC-DMM passenger was extended to GTL and later to GNT and finally to BZA after gauge conversion, and now runs as the BZA-BNC passenger.
One can also see the 'Satyanarayanapuram' just before BZA station on the Gudivada-Vijayawada section. This station lay on the old MG alignment outside BZA. During gauge conversion, the BG line was laid on a different alignment, avoiding this station.

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Today (15:25)
12752   5189 blog posts   23 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 3836568-3            Tags   Past Edits
Anna...I've one basic doubt ....in that case of expansion of the existing tunnel don't you think, they have to suspend the train operations on that route till the works get completed?
how they are going to handle ??

Today (15:40)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   4427 blog posts
Re# 3836568-4            Tags   Past Edits
Looks like there is no provision for doubling in the Bogada tunnel. A second,separate tunnel will have to be dug out.Or alternatively, they might take a longer alignment requiring a shorter tunnel.

Today (16:15)
Pollster   2245 blog posts
Re# 3836568-5            Tags   Past Edits
How do you say?

Today (16:57)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   4427 blog posts
Re# 3836568-7            Tags   Past Edits
Confirmed by local members. Also, videos of the tunnel are available on Youtube. The entrance to the tunnel is through a rock cutting, and the tunnel itself has been constructed rather well, and any modification in place would need extensive demolition and rebuilding.

Today (17:03)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   4427 blog posts
Re# 3836568-8            Tags   Past Edits
I've attached pics of the Dorabavi Viaduct.
Pic 1 - Taken in 1898, a few years after the construction of the bridge.
Pic2, Pic3 - Taken in 1931, when the iconic under-slung arch was added below the central span to strengthen the bridge. This under-slung arch made the bridge an instant celebrity and it was a standard picture used in articles about India and it's railways for many decades.
Like how the Pamban bridge and the viaducts on the Konkan railway are 'standard' special locations on IR now, this bridge was the mascot of railfanning, and a highly popular destination for movie-makers.
Presenting the pictures of my journey from Dhanbad and Howrah by the 12020 RNC HWH Shatabdi express...
Pictures 1-3 are taken using MOTO-G5
Pictures 4-5 are taken using Xiaomi Redmi 4
Pictures taken :- Self

Pictures 1-2 show HOG Enabled HWH WAP-7 drawn 12020 arrive on platform numbered 1, at Dhanbad.
Picture 3 shows the 'Coal India Corridor ' King 11448 Shaktipunj Express having an extended halt of 20 minutes at Dhanbad due to some issues in it's Loco Link HWH WAP-4
Picture 4 shows 12020 at platform numbered 9, in HWH.
Picture 5 Shot of Dhanbad Station with a Sunset Background...

Today (17:03)
Sachin Sinha~   532 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 3836451-2            Tags   Past Edits
What do they do with the platforms on the other side of the railway station i.e the ones connected to the now abandoned DC line?
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Today (11:12)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)

🚅20822 SRC PUNE HS ♻️~   2169 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 3835939            Tags   Past Edits
What's the reason behind this? KGP-TATA, KGP-ADRA, KGP-HWH and KGP-BLS, all sections are blocked. CKP, ADRA and KGP div. are facing operational issues. Several trains detained and cancelled.
Info Update
Today (12:41)  

🚅20822 SRC PUNE HS ♻️~   2169 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 3836194            Tags   Past Edits
Ministry of Railways orders SER to initiate following projects ASAP:
1. Primary MEMU maintenance at Tatanagar.
2. Construction of resting cum pitline at Chharrah.
3. Extension of MEMU shed at Nimpura.
4. Coach storage lines
at Mecheda and Abada.
5. Tender to alternate water source for pitline at Hatia.
All these were rejected earlier and now they are suddenly approved! What happened to MoR?🤔
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