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Railfan Z*^~   13140 blog posts   2600 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 4094451            Tags   Past Edits
POLL OF THE YEAR, 2018 : SWANKY NEW LHB VS THE GOOD ‘OL ICF ?
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While the country was fast progressing towards conversion of conventional blue coloured rolling stock to swanky looking LHB rakes, what has lately caught the attention of railfans across the nation in general and those hailing from north in particular is how ICF has reinvented itself as a noticeable competitor. This has led to a fierce debate across the nation on how plausible is the notion of recovery for a brand which was long assumed defunct. We tried
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interviewing sections of people aboard a range of trains to get a sense of the public opinion.
We started off on Salasar SF and the first few opinions as we reached Sadulpur were significantly against the trend of rampant LHBification, however as we approached Churu, the opinions were rather balanced inching towards a pro-LHB stance. The opinions further see-sawed dramatically across Ratangarh-Sujangarh but thereafter, all the way to the final destinations all that was to be heard were chants announcing the return of the good ‘ol blue era. We decided to proceed further north where the results were yet again mixed. “Anticipated failure of quite a few ridiculous strategies of LHB promotion, the route of Bikaner Bilaspur “LHB” Antyodaya for instance, has left enough food for thought on the table” said a traveller from Hanumangarh. What has surprised the railfan fraternity even further is how “Shri Ganganagar”, a name which rose to fame across the length of the country with the LHB revolution, totally bombed at the polls.
While on one side, even rampant gauge conversion around Sikar could still not retain the faith of localites in the shade of red for their rolling stock, something they were so accustomed to, not very long ago, the effect on Dr. Ambedkar Nagar Mhow was quite the opposite. This was in addition to, and possibly a result of the fact that the neighbouring big towns on the lines of Indore, Ujjain, and Ratlam to a certain extent, held firm confidence in the LHB technology. With several regular and occasional special Rajdhanis ripping through these areas on a regular basis, this trend came as no surprise. A sense of connect for the LHB revolution also continued on the not-so-high-speed route of Udaipur-Ratlam where the entire section was unanimous in their opinion. However, a trip on the Gwalior – Sheopur passenger, as unanimously as the former, painted a different picture living true to their NG livery. This also led to mixed opinions in the residents of Gwalior while people of Dholpur were pretty supportive of the LHB stance, the reason being an open secret in the railfan fraternity.
Meanwhile there were gestures of disappointment coming in from South Western Railways which had invested towards the LHB movement but were utterly despised by the revolt against it coming in from SECR. Jnaneshwari ‘s conversion and the much controversial Hasdeo Express couldn’t quite continue the trust of locals on what was assumed to be the next big technology in mobility. A large proportion of travellers have been vocal on their reasoning behind their choice. They argue that while the trend of LHBification solves the bottleneck of maximum permissible speed and added comfort, these problems are largely attributed to the well-off section of the society. Problems of link trains, dedicated coaches for the differently abled, a larger room for unreserved passengers et cetera can only be addressed with the ICF consist. The section of people who have voted their confidence back into the conventional rakes allege misplacement of priorities as a major reason behind the loss of charm for the LHB revolution.
While these limited trends cannot be assumed as the voice against or in favour of the national LHB movement at large, what needs to be seen is that with the regained confidence, will the ICF be able to ramp up its production, upgrade its technology and hence live up to what has it been entrusted for in this nail-biting series of events.

  
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Today (07:55)
LHB for TN Express~   1193 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 4094451-1            Tags   Past Edits
Interesting! Very Interesting!
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Journey Date: Tue Dec 11
22166/Singrauli - Bhopal SF Express
Trip Entry# 629251
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 1
αүαη gαυтαм^~  [First trip in sgrl bpl😍] Pax# 1
SGRL/Singrauli --> BPL/Bhopal Junction
Departure: Yesterday @ 20:20  Class: SL
21 wishes
HJ Ayan Happy journey HJ HJ Ayan G शुभ एवं मंगलमय यात्रा भाई HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ ayan bhai HJ Ayan bhai HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ
Train Status: 52m late
Last Update: at SUMR/Sumer @ Today (07:53)
Next Station: SORI/Sorai ETA: 07:58
Next Halt: BHS/Vidisha ETA: 08:02

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42 Public Posts - Yesterday

14 Public Posts - Today

  
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Today (07:31)
αүαη gαυтαм^~  [First trip in sgrl bpl😍] 
Pax# 1
Re# 4092990-58            Tags   Past Edits
at BAQ/Ganj Basoda: 48m late
Departed

  
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Today (07:37)
αүαη gαυтαм^~  [First trip in sgrl bpl😍] 
Pax# 1
Re# 4092990-59            Tags   Past Edits
BET/Bareth 1 km<-->5 km RKDI/Raukheri: 1h 3m late
Xinged with cg

  
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Today (07:46)
αүαη gαυтαм^~  [First trip in sgrl bpl😍] 
Pax# 1
Re# 4092990-60            Tags   Past Edits
at GLG/GulabGanj
Skipped

  
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Today (07:52)
αүαη gαυтαм^~  [First trip in sgrl bpl😍] 
Pax# 1
Re# 4092990-61            Tags   Past Edits
@4092990-60  
@Pax# 1
Xinged with mahamana

  
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Today (07:53)
αүαη gαυтαм^~  [First trip in sgrl bpl😍] 
Pax# 1
Re# 4092990-62            Tags   Past Edits
at SUMR/Sumer
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Rail Fanning
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Yesterday (21:23)   TATA/Tatanagar Junction (6 PFs) | LDH/WAP-4/22723

Winter has come^~   10942 blog posts   854 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 4093426            Tags   Past Edits
Standing at TATA ETS - 22723 LDH WAP 4

  
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Yesterday (21:51)
पू म रे गोमो डब्ल्यू ए पी 7^~   20245 blog posts   11895 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 4093426-3            Tags   Past Edits
18104 ke sath aai hogi

  
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Yesterday (21:57)
Winter has come^~   10942 blog posts   854 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 4093426-4            Tags   Past Edits
Nai pata. Par wapas gai 18181 k sath.
  
Rail Fanning
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Yesterday (23:08)   56324/Mangaluru Central - Coimbatore Fast Passenger (UnReserved) | OTP/Ottappalam (2 PFs) | GOC/WDM-3A/16460

Pranav~   318 blog posts   8 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 4094015            Tags   Past Edits
Golden Hour with Golden Rock!!
GOC WDM 3A puffing smoke to accelerate Mangalore ~ Coimbatore Fast Passenger from Ottappalam on a fine evening...

  
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Yesterday (23:27)
12633 Kanyakumari SF express~   1158 blog posts   40 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 4094015-2            Tags   Past Edits
ED maari GOC aaya
  
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Yesterday (16:08)   12375/Chennai Central - Asansol (Ratna) SF Express (PT) | JSME/Jasidih Junction (5 PFs)

snkt17~   3882 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 4091847            Tags   Past Edits
Dubey ji back with a massive bang for jsme....asn-mas extended till jsme

40 Public Posts - Yesterday

7 Public Posts - Today

  
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Today (00:49)
পূর্বা এক্সপ্রেস*^   8849 blog posts   132 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 4091847-49            Tags   Past Edits
in my opinion better route MGR-BGP-BAKA-JSME-ASN hoga uska.. Gaya-Kiul route me bahut troll hoti hai wo

  
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Today (00:55)
RFJayant~   1488 blog posts   24 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 4091847-50            Tags   Past Edits
I agree to you somewhat but kaviguru extension was not natural for Jamalpur as kiul to Howrah is fast route with many train and Jmp always has train to kiul and Super the best dedicated train at perfect time is enough for them.So that demand is not practical and Asansol has many fine dedicated train to Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai both Vikramshila and Ratna can't be same as one is weekly train other daily train and pride of Bhagalpur. We don't have issue if any other train is extended else only daily regular Superfast train of Bhagalpur. Garib Rath only due to rake is failing to perform give a extra rake it will have great runs and timings.

  
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Today (02:12)
pujanandan~   43 blog posts
Re# 4091847-51            Tags   Past Edits
Jamalpur Deserve long distance train
Super Express is not enough to serve properly.

  
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Today (02:15)
pujanandan~   43 blog posts
Re# 4091847-52            Tags   Past Edits
Ruling party will face anger for ignoring Jamalpur/Munger as Lok Sabha election is on Head.

  
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Today (07:51)
RFJayant~   1488 blog posts   24 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 4091847-53            Tags   Past Edits
Kiul is just 45 km away, Kgg 26km away and Bgp bound trains you get for all parts of India that is more than enough but BhagalpurJn location does not provide such advantage we don't have regular train to kiul after evening 4.00pm to night 11.45pm as compared JMP regular DMU train to catch important train to kiul, 4 times train to KGG and many important train can be easily taken from there but BhagalpurJn don't have a single connection.If then also you not satisfied god bless you. Being near to imp stations KIUL/KGG/BGS/BJU under range of 45km or 26km you can't get terminating train always. Including these KIUL/KGG/JMP you have around 250+ train connectivity what more you need
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