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Today (09:13)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Pax# 6  [3A]  [BZU-->NZM]
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at NGP/Nagpur Junction

Today (09:33)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Pax# 6  [3A]  [BZU-->NZM]
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at NGP/Nagpur Junction
Departed 15 min late as per NTES

Today (12:07)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Pax# 6  [3A]  [BZU-->NZM]
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Sanghamitra standing since 15 min

Today (12:09)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Pax# 6  [3A]  [BZU-->NZM]
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@2566340-8  @12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Pax# 6  [3A]  [BZU-->NZM]
Almost 30 min halt for Sangha

Today (12:15)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Pax# 6  [3A]  [BZU-->NZM]
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@2566340-9  @12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Pax# 6  [3A]  [BZU-->NZM]
Finally Sangha dep after 31 min halt. Huge rush (for Chhath maybe). All toilets of GEN occupied
Journey Date: Sat Oct 21
19321/Indore - Rajendranagar Express (via Faizabad)
Trip Entry# 202492  PNR Entry# 2514231
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From: INDB/Indore Junction BG
To: RJPB/Rajendra Nagar Terminal (Patna)
Number of PNRs on this Trip: 12
13 wishes
HJ Happy journey varun bhai HJ HJ HJ HJ VaRuन🏖️(AC सुपरफास्ट wale) HJ HJ Varun bhai.thanks for the trip HJ Sir HJ HJ HJ HJ
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Today (11:45)
Pune Rewa Express via Panvel A distant dream~   507 blog posts   5 correct pred (32% accurate)
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Double Decker had GPS, at least my coach C2 had when I travelled. Don't know about others.

Today (11:47)
Pune Rewa Express via Panvel A distant dream~   507 blog posts   5 correct pred (32% accurate)
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Or Indore Jabalpur Double Decker with 4-5 stops

Today (11:53)
Aditya*^~   4723 blog posts   2417 correct pred (70% accurate)
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I don't think people will prefer DD for 9 hour journey.

Today (12:11)
Pune Rewa Express via Panvel A distant dream~   507 blog posts   5 correct pred (32% accurate)
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There is a great demand from Jabalpur for a Premium day time train to Indore and I'm not just talking about end to end passengers, I'm talking about Indore- Bhopal, Bhopal- Jabalpur, Panchmarhi passengers from Indore Bhopal and Jabalpur.
It'd be more of a 8.5 hour journey. 5 hours from Jabalpur to Bhopal and 3.5 from Bhopal to Indore.

Today (12:14)
Aditya*^~   4723 blog posts   2417 correct pred (70% accurate)
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I am not saying that there is no requirement but instead of DD , JS with 2S -7 & CC - 4 composition will be good
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Today (12:12)   SRNT/Sarnath (3 PFs)

Aditya*^~   4723 blog posts   2417 correct pred (70% accurate)
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is Sarnath connected with MGS ?
0d 2h 29m remaining for Trip Start.
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Today (12:11)
Pax# 2  [2A]  [CVP-->TBM]
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Could someone update about rake position
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Oct 06 2017 (12:37)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Bolo Kali Mai ki   5170 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Presenting a few snaps of Sijua station captured during the Puja holidays.
Sijua was a very important station on the now abadoned Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway line. From Dhanbad to Sijua the Dc line was a bidirectional FEDL, barring a small section between Kusunda and Basseria Block Halt, from Sijua onwards it used to be bidrectional FESL towards Katrasgarh side!
Note that the signs of inactivity are clearly showing.
entire premise now lies abandoned and desolate, what was once abuzz with life with the cachophony of trains and passengers alive now lies like a ghost station!
Even the station staff have been transferred and barring a isolated cow, no living beings can usually be spotted anywhere in the vicinity of this once lively station............
Anyways the OHE are still energised, the signals still active and an ocassional freight train still uses this line......
Hope you guys enjoy and appreciate the pictures!
Camera used :- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Picture Source :- Self
Station tagged :- Sijua SJA, Dhanbad DHN, Katrasgarh KTH and Chandrapura CRP
Picture 1 :- Tracks going towards Katrasgrah side
Picture 2& 3 :- Overlooking platform number 1 & 2
Picture 4,5 & 6 :- The once active lines that would shine are now covered up in rust!
Picture 7 :- Main building
Picture 8 :- Railway overbridge
Picture 9 :- Again rust covered lines.
Pictured in 10-15 :- An ancient weighing machine dating back to the British rule giving an idea of the historical importance of this line. You will also notice the bell and gong for notifying the arrival and departure timings of the trains.The timetable notifying the arrival and departure timings of now closed DHN-CRP , DHN-MURI & DHN-JGM MEMU! Also shown is the fare chart and some motivational quotations.
Picture 16 :- The now abadoned Porter Goomty.
Picture 17 :- Another shot of the rusted lines.....................
P.S :- A simple look at this stations is enough to guess how Indian railways were during British times! Visting this stations are a step taken back in history as the entire station complex is of British build and has undergone very little change over time!
If only IR turned this fantastic station buildings into railway museums as they are definitely worth preserving!
Finally, Rest in Peace, DC Line, Thee served well!

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Oct 20 2017 (19:54)
Bolo Kali Mai ki   5170 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
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I donot have any records of the same per se,I only heard stories about these lines from my Grandfather who was a guard in ER's Dhanbad Division from 1956-1993!
The Sitarampur-Barakar line was laid out in the late 1880s, post the completion of Howrah-Asansol-Bankipore (Patna)-Moghulsarai (Mughalsarai) line.
The British had realized that that areas in and around Jharia and Katras were full of high quality coal and wanted to build a line directly joining them with the factories in Calcutta. The problem lied in the Damodar river which was then rightly known as
'The Sorrow of Bengal', being responsible for causing more devastation in bengal than the Ganges.
The area around present Dhanbad & Bokaro district was basically an area full of wilderness and jungle ruled over by petty kingdoms like Jharia, Katrasgarh and Dumra, which were pretty much at odds with each other. Applying the subtle 'Divide and Rule' policy, the British were able to convince the kingdoms to lay railway lines to connect each other. This was around the late 1880s.
A railway loco shed and consist attendance yard was brought up at a small village called Dhanbad as their was no railway line connecting the then largest steam loco in EIR, the Sitarampur Steam Loco Shed.
The Dhanbad-Jharia line was built first in late 1880s, later extended upto Bhojudih and then ADRA .
The Dhanbad-Katrasgarh line was built next in the 1890s, later extended upto to Phulwalitand and later Chandrapura.
The Kusunda-Jharia loop line bypassing Dhanbad was built after that .
The Grand Chord line was built in parallel, completing it 1903.

Oct 20 2017 (20:34)
Bolo Kali Mai ki   5170 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Well, the realistic chance for a restart is a bare minimal. Then again, seeing the current state of railways and considering how intermixed they have become with politics, anything is possible!

Today (11:23)
Arjun Mahto~   290 blog posts
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lekin koyle ladne me koi khatra nahi hai haina.
driver, guard insaan nahi hai na.

Today (12:03)
Bolo Kali Mai ki   5170 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Do-not worry, from what I last heard, people are aggressively protesting the decision...
If it happens then the decision to close the DC line citing dangerous to passengers and Goods trains would become a joke !

Today (12:07)
The train not taken~   2772 blog posts
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No double standards in this. The railway and it's employees understand the risks they are taking. It's up to them to decide if they can take the risk. For them, running freights at low MPS is a less risky proposal. Usually nothing much happens to the locomotive in slow speed derailments because of it's huge weight. So the LP's aren't in as much danger as passengers would be. By running freights, they are only taking a calculated risk.
It's up to the railway and it's employees to decide whether it's a risk they'd take. But the railway has no right to take the same risk with thousands of passengers.
And this is nothing new. They are several cases where freights were run on routes declared as unfit for passenger traffic.
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