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Blog Entry# 1067458
Posted: Apr 22 2014 (18:13)

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Apr 22 2014 (18:13)   BZA/Vijayawada Junction (10 PFs)

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Well,frankly i don't know "How" to start this "Blog" as i have never written anything "In - Depth" and never ever covered any station to such an extent till that time(April 2013).Well,it was during the month of "April" last year i.e. 2013 when i was in Vijaywada on a personal visit and i was supposed to make my way back home (RJY) by East Coast Express.

It was the last week of April and the Sun was belting down "Hard",playing with the "Janta" as it always does during this time of the year.It was "Baking Hot" with the temp. well into the mid-40's but to make matters worse it felt as if it were a shade higher than the actual figures.To be honest,i was not at all expecting to make it to the station so early in such hard conditions as my train was supposed to arrive around 1630 hours (give or take) but i guess
it was "Destiny",an unaccomplished dream that was about to be fulfilled as i always had a special place for "BZA Jn." in my heart along with "Bhusaval Jn." since a lot of childhood memories are attached with both the stations and consider them as my two favorite stations of the stations i have seen so far.
I personally was a "Window" kid in my junior days and nowadays i won't settle for anything less than a SLB :) when there is good availability of berths.Back in the 90's while growing up,there was no WWW,i thought i was a "Freak" of sorts who would stay awake all throughout the journey for most parts and would look at all the stations falling enroute.I never realized that i was a part of "LARGE BROTHERHOOD" (Sisters included) as well :) until i found "Indian Rail Info" and the rest as they say,is "HISTORY".
Well,enough of my "Sermon" now without any further delay,i would get into the "Thick of the Action" and i must add,i am "happy" that i was able to bring the "Flavours" of each region (North,East,West and South) in this photo gallery that i am about to present and as a result i wanna "DEDICATE THIS TO EACH AND EVERY SINGLE - TRAINSPOTTER(RAIL FANNER) be it past,present or for the ones that are gonna come in near future.
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Pic 1 - ECoR fans and GR fans,this one is for you 22884 Yashwantpur - Puri GR on PF - 4.One can also spot 77213 Bezwada - Gudivada D.E.M.U on PF - 3
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Pic 2 - One more shot of 22884 looking towards the southern side of the station,notice the rake on PF - 1??? Well,that's the rake of 11019 Konark Express waiting for a "Rake Reversal".
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Pic 3 - Name Board of Yashwantpur - Puri GR 22884.
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Pic 4 - An unidentified Barbie Doll and WAP - 4 take a breather close to the trip shed on the southern side.Looking towards Krishna Canal.
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Pic 5 - The South Eastern Entrance of BZA,notice the L.E.D display on top???
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Pic 6 - A view of BZA station from the S.Eastern Entrance.The train on PF - 1 is 11019 Konark Express heading towards the capital of Odisha,Puri G.R can also be seen on PF - 4 while the train on PF - 5 is "Unidentified",i got a call....right at that moment guys,sorry about that :(
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Pic 7 - "Straight as an arrow",view of PF - 3 with 1,2 and 4.Both the trains would take a turn to the right on their way to Odisha.Taken from the southern end of the PF - 3 and looking "Northwards".Trains heading to Nagpur go straight on and then take a left bend.
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Pic 8 - The "Wait" is "Gruelling" to say the least in this "Heat".A Special dedication to the brothers from Western Part of India and fans of Konark.The name board of "Konark" can be seen as well.
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Pic 9 - A view of Bezwada Jn. from the F.O.B,looking towards OGL - NLR - MAS.Notice the mountains???? Fringes of Eastern Ghats.The entrance path leading to the S.Eastern Booking point can be seen on the left of the picture.
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Pic 10 - This is my "Most prized catch",as 12270 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Duranto takes a T.H at BZA on PF - 7.
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Pic 11 - When there is "Duranto" on the foreground,it's easy to get lost,isn't it???? Do notice,the (12077 - Chennai - Vijaywada Jan Shatabdi) on the far background as it silently makes it entry into Vijaywada.Notice the "Assorted" rake of 12077,not very "Uniformed" to say the least. :(
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Pic 12 - The OBHS moving onto a different coach.10 minutes is the scheduled T.H for Duranto to get it all ready.
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Pic 13 - Time for a "Crew Change" as well,as a new team takes over the "WAP-7" RPM.
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Pic 14 - WAP - 7 RPM along with the NB of Duranto
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Pic 15 - Notice the "Trip Shed" @ the Centre of the image,that's the trip shed i was talking about earlier with an unidentified WAP - 4,looking towards the South.Pic taken from the southern end of Platform 6.
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Pic 16 - Take your pick - WAP - 7 RPM,WAG - 7 Tiger Face KZJ,Unidentified WAG - 9 or the Unidentified "Lurking WAP - 1(Grandaddy) :)
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Pic 17 - The rake on the right on PF - 8 is of (12078 - Vijaywada - Chennai Janshatabdi).....and the rake on PF - 9 on the left is of (57242 - Vijaywada - Bitragunta Passenger)
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Pic 18 - The CC of 12078,most likely of Brindavan since the customary CC Coach of JS is missing :)
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Pic 19 - The 2S coaches of 12078,love the livery of "Janshatabdi",the loco is getting detached as i was taking the snap.
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Pic 20 - The AJJ (WAM - 4/6PE) is detached from the rake.
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Pic 21 - The Workhorse WAM 4/6PE stands proudly after it's journey.Notice the rake of 17225 Vijaywada - Hubli (Amravati Express) on the right??
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Pic 22 - "Newest Kids On The Block" - Platform No. 8,no.9 and no. 10 from "Right to left".Notice as there are no overhead shelters to protect the pax from sweltering heat of the Indian Summer!! :( (Looking towards WL) ; 17225 Amravati Express rake to the far right.
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Pic 23 - The NB of 17225 Amravati Express is not as clear as i first thought off :( and WAM 4/6 PE) of AJJ at the front.
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Pic 24 - "Dead Locos" with WAG - 5 (JHS) and a WAG - 7 (Unidentified) sandwiching an unidentified WAP - 4 on the marshalling yard between platform 7 on far left and platform 8 on the right.Looking "Southwards".
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Pic 25 - One more view of the "Marshalling Yard" but this time looking "Northwards".Notice the colorful canopy of Platform no. 7????
Kerala Express departing from Platform no. 7,if i remember correctly.The rake of 17225 Vijaywada - Hubli (Amravati Express) can be seen as well.
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Pic 26 - Back to platform no. 1,guys!!! The (22884 - Yashwantpur - Puri GR) leaving with an "Unidentified WAP - 4),looking "Northwards".
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Pic 27 - One more shot of (22884 - Yashwantpur - Puri GR)
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Pic 28 - View of Platform - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 and the hidden PF - 7.Picture was taken from PF - 1.Notice the famous "Gandhi Hill" in the background???I love the "Mirror Effect" created by platform 2 - 3 - 4 - 5.Can you guys identify the train on PF-5??
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Pic 29 - The Empty looking tracks at the Northern Side of the station.The Maintenance yard is on the right side a bit ahead.
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Pic 30 - A view of Platform no. 1 and platform no. 2.It was very hot that day and i kid you not!!!!! but it was worth the effort,i would say :))
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Pic 31 - The "Shunter" was busy all throughout the afternoon covering the length and breadth of the station.In this pic,it's busy moving the "Milk Containers" of the "National Dairy Development Board".
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Pic 32 - A special dedication to the fans from Bengal,(12842 - Cormandal Express) makes a grand entry on platform no.1 while a fruit vendor takes a well deserved break.P.S - @Ramm Krishh - Bro,your sweetheart's here :)
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Pic 33 - Can you guys,guess the train on the left??? Stationed on platform no. 5 is the (16031 - Chennai Central - Jammu) ANDAMAN EXPRESS.While a "Shunter" comes calling on the far background.Pic taken from Platform no. 6 where people are slowly start to arrive for Chennai Central - Ahmedabad (Navjeevan Express).P.S - @Manav Bhai - A Special dedication to all you fans from Jammu :)
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Pic 34 - I was peppered with ERODE WAP - 4s,one more of them about to take Jammu bound 16031 - Andaman Express
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Pic 35 - A wide angle shot of Platform 1 - 6 from the northern end of Platform 6.I love "WIDE ANGLE SHOTS". :))))
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Pic 36 - The SB of Vijayawada Junction on Platfom 6 with a very important "Advisory".Notice the "Maintenance Yard in the background"???
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Pic 37 - View of Platform no. 1 and platform no.2 from the F.O.B.The train on platform no. 1 is 15905 Kanyakumari - Dibrugarh Vivek Express.A special dedication to "Rail fanners" from Assam and from North East.P.S - P.S.K ji......hope ur watching this :)
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Pic 38 - A view of Platform no. 3 and platform no. 4.The Red livery is of Yeshwantpur - Vijaywada Passenger but not really sure!!!
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Pic 39 - As i said earlier,i was "Peppered" with ED - WAP 4s.12656 Ahmedabad bound (Navjeevan Express) arrives with an ED WAP - 4 on platform no. 6.A special dedication to the guys from the West and from Gujarat especially.
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Pic 40 - Here comes my ride,Howrah bound 18646 East Coast Express with Lallaguda WAP - 4 on platform 5.

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