Travel Tip
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
Forum Super Search
Freq Contact:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
Tue Jun 19 14:28:04 IST
PostPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 1976387
Posted: Aug 30 2016 (16:14)

20 Responses
Last Response: Mar 03 2017 (15:45)
Info Update
Aug 30 2016 (16:14)   12553/Vaishali SF Express (PT)

©The Dark Lord™~   9150 blog posts   2 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1976387            Tags   Past Edits
History of our Legendary Vaishali Super Fast Express:-
-------------------------------------------------- ---------------
This is the reason which compelled me to become a ferroequinologist. Seems I have some short of Nostalgic connection with this fella. The old guard is once again under the Spotlight of Rail fans because of the change in it's locomotive link, so I find this time suitable to share the history of this Legendary and Iconic Train which I have re-collected from the Archives of my ancestral wisdom and Railway Contacts.
Express which was then Known as ''Jyanti Janta Express'' was introduced to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of India attaining Independence.
**It had it's first run on 31 Oct. 1973 from Samastipur in Bihar to New Delhi via BJU-PNBE-MGS-ALD-CNB-TDL. This was 2nd train of 'Jyanti Janta'' Category of trains started by the then Minister of Railways, Late Lalit Narayan Mishra.
**Late L.N Mishra joined his office as the Rail Minister in 1973 and within Few months he inked the approval to run this train and on 31st. Oct it made it's maiden run.
** In the year 1975, after the GC of SPJ-MFP route it was extended upto Muzaffarpur.
**Some Myths and controversies are also there regarding it's name ''Jyanti Janta'' because ''Jyanti" was the name of L.N Mishra's Wife and some people say that he started this series of train on her name which is against the Railways Policy of not running a train in the Name of a Living Person.
**Initially it used to be a bi-weekly train.
**No Air Conditioned coaches were there in those days and it had only Second Class Sleeper(earlier Sleeper coaches were known as Second Class Sleeper), General Coaches and a Pantry Car.
**It used to run with train Number as 153 UP and 154 DOWN Jyati Janta Express.
**What's more interesting is that, their was a train naming ''Vaishali" Express in that time also which was later discontinued.
**Specially Made coaches decorated with Mithila art Works were assigned to this prestigious train.
** After the Guage conversion of MFP-GKP-Barabanki route it was Diverted on it's current route.
** It's also one of the Earliest Mail/Exp Train to receive an ISO certification.
** Vaishali is running on it's current route (HJP-CPR-GKP-LKO) from 1983.
So, Whenever you see this Train in future don't consider this as mere an ordinary train, it's a whole piece of History of Indian Railways.
-:Corrections and Information would be appreciated.

5 Public Posts - Tue Aug 30, 2016

10 Public Posts - Wed Aug 31, 2016

2 Public Posts - Thu Sep 01, 2016

3 Public Posts - Fri Mar 03, 2017

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Fri Jun 29
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Wed Jul 4
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Thu Jul 19
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Wed Oct 17


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 3535285
    Jun 15 (08:28PM)

    This is a clarification to all members regarding our Forum Guidelines and the FM Group. SWs are issued for very clear cases of abuse and misbehaviour by a member. . At this time, we have had many members against whom SW is issued claim that: "I am a long-time member of IRI, and have...
  • Entry# 3444356
    May 23 (12:09PM)

    @all: With the introduction of the pre-moderation scheme for new IDs described here Blog Entry# 3443990-1 and Entry# 3441062 , following is a summary of Forum Guidelines in effect: . 1. Blog Posts by new IDs appear in public ONLY AFTER scrutiny and approval by FMs. A member may create as many Fake IDs as...
  • Entry# 3441062
    May 22 (12:51PM)

    The system detailed here Blog Entry# 3440635 will be rolled out soon. Meanwhile, immediately, to curb the menace of fake IDs, starting tomorrow, all blog posts from New Members will be "PRE-moderated". . What this means is that, UNTIL the member acquires at least 10 public positive Ratings - Great/Thanks, etc. . 1. ALL posted blogs...
  • Entry# 3440635
    May 22 (10:04AM)

    To curb the proliferation of duplicate IDs in IRI, we shall soon be requiring SMS-based authentication to post blogs. . Members will be required to provide a mobile phone number to authenticate their accounts. An OTP will be sent to the number. Upon entering the OTP, the account will be associated with that...
  • Entry# 3416383
    May 14 2018 (12:40PM)

    This an advance announcement of some important changes coming to our Groups. . Pl. read Entry# 2136570 posted more than a year ago. Subsequent to this, some long-pending changes will be introduced in the coming weeks. . At this point, we have many Groups with hundreds of dormant/inactive members who may have left the site...
  • Entry# 3416198
    May 14 2018 (10:27AM)

    The following features have been introduced. Pl. check the relevant screenshots. 1. While Posting News, a new "Fetch Article" button has been added. After you paste the URL in the box, clicking the button will fetch the News Title, Article and all the pics from the page. The Article and Title will...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
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.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy