Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
Mon Feb 19, 2018 00:10:15 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Mon Feb 19, 2018 00:10:15 IST

Blog Entry# 1975242
Posted: Aug 29 2016 (07:31)

1 Responses
Last Response: Aug 29 2016 (07:31)
Rail News
Major Accidents/DisruptionsSR/Southern  -  
Aug 29 2016 (07:20)   Reporting is one thing, reality is another

rdb*^   133074 news posts
Entry# 1975242   News Entry# 278396         Tags   Past Edits
The Hindu’s reporter, who was on the derailed train, recounts her experience
On Saturday night, when I was getting my eight-year-old daughter to sleep, she told me she loved the overnight train journeys home to visit family. Little did we expect to be rudely awakened some four hours later by a series of loud noises and jerks. In that moment between sleep and wakefulness, the first thought that came to mind was derailment. As my husband and I scrambled to catch our daughter before she fell from her berth, I could not believe the train I was on had met with an accident.
it drew to a laboured stop, my instinct was to get the family ready to jump out if need be. But jump out where and how? The other passengers too were in a daze, just coming to terms with the disruption of what was supposed to be an uneventful night.
Some headed for the doors of the bogie. It probably took just a couple of minutes to get them to open but it seemed like a lifetime. Those who got down, to have a look outside, reported that a few coaches had derailed. Minutes ticked by and frantic enquiries were made of whoever went past.
As journalists, we become fairly inured to news of accidents but when I reached the door and saw that the bogie ahead had tilted did it really sink in that we had had a very narrow escape from what would have been a major disaster.
By this time, we had heard that we were close to the Karukutty station. Many passengers had already disembarked, and were walking in the direction of the station. We too got out. And realised no pictures prepare you for the real thing. Four bogies ahead of ours had derailed and two of those that came behind. They seemed to be almost lying on the other track. The rail tracks had bent and come off the sleepers. A number of policemen and railway employees were at the scene, trying to determine the extent of the damage.
I tried to get a policeman who had been on duty on the train to tell me if there were any casualties or injuries. Eight bogies had derailed, he told me, but none had been injured. Taking heart from what we heard, we joined the stream of people being helped by the police personnel to reach the national highway where we could find other ways of reaching our destinations. Safe.

Aug 29 2016 (07:31)
rdb*^   31897 blog posts   428980 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1975242-1            Tags   Past Edits
Reporters better realise that!

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Thu Mar 1
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Tue Mar 6
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Wed Mar 21
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Tue Jun 19


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2547009
    Oct 16 2017 (10:21PM)

    As per the recent post , the new Pax Login feature has now been introduced. Here are the details of the feature set. . 1. Now you may login to the site as a Member or a Passenger, or BOTH Member & Passenger at the same time. Passenger login is called "Pax Login"...
  • Entry# 2517609
    Oct 11 2017 (09:33AM)

    As detailed here , last month, some changes were made to the PNR section. In the next phase of this rollout, we shall be further separating "Passengers" from "Members". . 1. "Passengers" will be able to login using ONLY their PNRs (no password). We shall have a Pax Login above the current...
  • Entry# 2418661
    Sep 25 2017 (07:09AM)

    @all: There are some changes coming to the PNR Forum. 1. All PNRs will be anonymized, i.e. you won't see who posted the PNRs or search PNRs by Traveller. This is to better protect the confidentiality of travelling members and their travel plans. However, members will still be able to search their OWN...
  • Entry# 2409730
    Sep 15 2017 (11:46PM)

    In recent times, the number of FM Complaints regarding "targeting me", "offensive content", "sarcastic comment", "bashing", etc. have been increasing. This has led to increased censorship and throttling of open discussions. . This is a clarification that this site is meant for a FREE EXCHANGE of ideas. Some arguments/debates/disagreements/jokes/sarcasm are ALLOWED and are...
  • Entry# 2390218
    Aug 25 2017 (12:59PM)

    There has been a partial rollout of a modification to Timeline entries. The implementation will be complete within a week. 1. Void & RAC buttons have been removed. . 2. TL Entries can now be Edited and Fixed by the original updater, if there are errors. So there is no need to Void TLs...
  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.