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Yesterday (08:03)   12610/KSR Bengaluru - Chennai Central SF Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30444

LHB for TN Express~   1179 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 3826253            Tags   Past Edits
GOC WDP4D with the Karaikkal Passenger & RPM WAP7 with the Intercity Express bound for Chennai, await their starters on pf1 & pf2 of KSR Bengaluru respectively

5 Public Posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (21:46)
REGRETWL1   69 blog posts   74 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 3826253-6            Tags   Past Edits
What is "useless" about this train? It is a highly popular service that invariably runs jampacked. Considering that it constantly needs to halt and accelerate, it makes perfect sense to provide it a reasonably powerful loco link.
It would be good if you were a little more careful with your language in future.

Yesterday (22:50)
RPM WAP7 the rulers of Bangalore Mysore Section   632 blog posts
Re# 3826253-7            Tags   Past Edits
Hey you dont speak without understanding the point im mentioning a 4500 hp loco is a waste for this small train an alco is better alcos are very good in acceleration for 14 coach train. So you be careful before commenting anything without understanding the actual point. I think you still need to understand the sentences more powerful loco for a small train is not required doesnt mean that train is useless. There is no change in timings and speed of this train after emd was given so whats the use of giving a powerful loco. This loco can be used for some other express trains which are still running with alcos. So better understand the point and comment it will be better

Yesterday (23:03)
RPM WAP7 the rulers of Bangalore Mysore Section   632 blog posts
Re# 3826253-9            Tags   Past Edits
But there is not change in timings or speed after emd is given so whats the use ok if this train is having more than 20 coaches then emd is required for 14 coaches alco is more than enough. First of all kjm is giving away some of its emds to other sheds to accommodate electric locos. Erode diesel shed also have less number of wdp4d if there are surplus locos they can provide emds to each and every diesel haulud train.

Today (07:02)
LHB for TN Express~   1179 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 3826253-10            Tags   Past Edits
Allotment of ALCo or EMD is not done only for purpose of increase in Speed. This logic is totally flawed! If yesterday Karwar ICE got Alco n next week it gets EMD, what will you expect? Should it be before time at all stations? Please understand that allocation of loco depends on various factors, things that are far more important than being called 'Useless' or 'Useful'! So if you have any better logic to substantiate your claims, continue, else kindly refrain from commenting!

Today (07:30)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   4419 blog posts
Re# 3826253-11            Tags   Past Edits
Few things to note here.
1) Loco link is not decided based on HP of the loco.For most of the trains for IR (other than those which have very aggressive schedules or high speed runs), the loco link is mainly decided based on loco availability and utilization. Locomotives 'cannot' be kept idle. They have to be utilized to the maximum possible extent.
For example, the Bangalore-Bangarpet express used to run with a WAP7 all the time. This was a short distance, slow train with a short rake, and yet
it got a WAP7. This was because, the WAP7 leading the train arrived in the evening at SBC and would have to remain idle till the next morning. So instead of keeping it idle, they use it for another train service. Diesel or electricity is not the only thing the railways has to pay for. Even if a loco is kept idle, they are indirectly losing revenue.
2) This is a more important factor. There is something called an optimal 'HP/ton ratio'. Freight trains in the USA typically maintain 2HP/ton. That means, for a freight rake weighing 1000 tons, the locomotive(s) leading should have at least 2000HP. This ensures the best balance of running time, energy costs etc.
For a passenger service, the HP/ton has to be much higher as passenger trains need to run fast and stick to a schedule. That way, for a 16 coach passenger, which weighs about 800 tons, a WDP4D loco will give about 5.5HP/ton, which is a very good ratio for a passenger train (much better than that of an ALCO, which will only be 4HP/ton).
Yes, an ALCO may be 'enough' for this load, but it is not the best possible loco for this load.
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Sep 15 (08:17)   SHC/Saharsa Junction (3 PFs)

mdrashidalam65~   244 blog posts   6 correct pred (46% accurate)
Entry# 3808338            Tags   Past Edits

Sep 15 (08:18)
mdrashidalam65~   244 blog posts   6 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 3808338-1            Tags   Past Edits
Guys have a look ..

Today (01:38)
सहरसा नई दिल्ली श्वेत क्रांति सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस~   858 blog posts   78 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 3808338-2            Tags   Past Edits
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Journey Date: Thu Sep 20
13019/Bagh Express (PT)
Trip Entry# 544004
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 3
Kumaon Tiger^~  [Tushar Shandilya] Pax# 1
LJN/Lucknow Junction NER --> KGM/Kathgodam
Departure: Today @ 00:40  Class: 3A
17 wishes
HJ HJ HJ Shubh Yatra HJ HJ Kumaon😁😁 HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ bhai
Train Status: 12m late
Last Update: at BLQR/Bilaspur Road @ Today (07:13)
Next Station: HLDD/Haldi Road ETA: 07:47
Next Halt: HLDD/Haldi Road ETA: 07:47

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1 Public Posts - Thu Sep 20, 2018

4 Public Posts - Yesterday

37 Public Posts - Today

Today (06:39)
Kumaon Tiger^~  [Tushar Shandilya] 
Pax# 1
Re# 3825166-43            Tags   Past Edits
at RMU/Rampur Junction

Today (06:50)
Kumaon Tiger^~  [Tushar Shandilya] 
Pax# 1
Re# 3825166-44            Tags   Past Edits
@Pax# 1
GZB P5 30005 with 14315 BE-NDLS Intercity Express xed at RMU outer

Today (06:52)
Kumaon Tiger^~  [Tushar Shandilya] 
Pax# 1
Re# 3825166-45            Tags   Past Edits
at CHRU/Chamrua

Today (07:13)
Kumaon Tiger^~  [Tushar Shandilya] 
Pax# 1
Re# 3825166-46            Tags   Past Edits
at BLQR/Bilaspur Road

Today (07:15)
Kumaon Tiger^~  [Tushar Shandilya] 
Pax# 1
Re# 3825166-47            Tags   Past Edits
@Pax# 1
IZN WDP-4D 40421 with 12092 Naini-Doon Janshatabdi Express
Journey Date: Fri Sep 21
12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore SF Express (PT)
Trip Entry# 463733
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 4
Pax# 3
DR/Dadar Central --> MS/Chennai Egmore
Departure: Yesterday @ 20:30  Class: 3A
4 wishes
Train Status: 15m late
Last Update: at YY-WADB/Wadi B Cabin @ Today (07:26)
Next Station: NW/Nalwar ETA: 07:35
Next Halt: YG/Yadgir ETA: 07:53

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4 Public Posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (22:56)
Pax# 3
Re# 3828477-5            Tags   Past Edits
at LNL/Lonavala: 16m late

Today (06:05)
Pax# 3
Re# 3828477-6            Tags   Past Edits
at GUR/Ganagapur Road: 27m late

Today (06:55)
Pax# 3
Re# 3828477-7            Tags   Past Edits
at SDB/Shahabad: 20m late

Today (07:16)
Pax# 3
Re# 3828477-8            Tags   Past Edits
at WADI/Wadi Junction: 6m late
Arrived 10 minutes ago

Today (07:26)
Pax# 3
Re# 3828477-9            Tags   Past Edits
at YY-WADB/Wadi B Cabin: 15m late
Journey Date: Fri Sep 21
12393/Sampoorna Kranti Express (PT)
Trip Entry# 538275
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 7
Nitish kumar*^~  [Another trip in SK] Pax# 2
RJPB/Rajendra Nagar Terminal (Patna) --> NDLS/New Delhi
Departure: Yesterday @ 17:35  Class: SL
13 wishes
HJ HJ HJ Happy journey HJ HJ HJ In HOG Strom Kranti HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ
Train Status: on time
Last Update: at GZB/Ghaziabad Junction @ Today (07:11)
Next Station: DSBP/Shahdara B Panel ETA: 07:33
Next Halt: NDLS/New Delhi ETA: 07:50
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46 Public Posts - Yesterday

4 Public Posts - Today

Today (05:26)
HOG93⭐ सम्पूर्ण क्रांति सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐HOG94~   3375 blog posts   295 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 3827837-69            Tags   Past Edits
@Pax# 2
Daud khan ..6 mins late ..
Aaj ontime aayegi yeh ..

Today (05:28)
HOG93⭐ सम्पूर्ण क्रांति सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐HOG94~   3375 blog posts   295 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 3827837-70            Tags   Past Edits
@Pax# 2
Pnbe Raj still following sk ..
05:16 pey SG daud khan cross ki Hain ..dekhiye kab it hota Hain ..

Today (07:11)
Nitish kumar*^~  [Another trip in SK] 
Pax# 2
Re# 3827837-71            Tags   Past Edits
at GZB/Ghaziabad Junction: on time

Today (07:22)
HOG93⭐ सम्पूर्ण क्रांति सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐HOG94~   3375 blog posts   295 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 3827837-72            Tags   Past Edits
@Pax# 2
Abhi Tak jaagey nahi ..

Today (07:25)
HOG93⭐ सम्पूर्ण क्रांति सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐HOG94~   3375 blog posts   295 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 3827837-73            Tags   Past Edits
@Pax# 2
Abhi Tak aapney ..SG, MB aur poorva ka ot Kar liya hai. ..aapkey just aagey Captain or uskey aagey Vaishali Hain ..
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