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Blog Entry# 2056848  
Posted: Nov 12 2016 (01:14)

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Last Response: Nov 17 2016 (15:48)
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Nov 12 2016 (01:14)   12903/Golden Temple Mail (PT)

Ashu^~   770 blog posts   259 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2056848            Tags   Past Edits
Which is the oldest running(till date) train in India...?
Quiz has ENDED
Frontier Mail or Punjab Mail(12137-38)35%13
East Indian Railway Mail or Kalka-Howrah Mail(12311-12)41%15
Bangalore Chennai Mail (12657-58)24%9
Grand Trunk Express(12615-16)0%0

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Nov 16 2016 (11:54)
Bengaluru Chennai Mail in MSTS coming soon^~   10742 blog posts   16332 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2056848-34            Tags   Past Edits
Mail shared rake with SBC SF. But SF was introduced much later probably after Brindavan.

Nov 16 2016 (12:13)
The train not taken~   2645 blog posts
Re# 2056848-35            Tags   Past Edits
A day time SF was present between both cities long before Brindavan. Check this TT from 1931. (Source: IRFCA)
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23/24 Bangalore express ( later 6023/24), has pretty much the same schedule as the present day 12609/10. Probably the train was converted to an SF after Lalbagh was started, which was much later than Brindavan. In fact, even sleep-killer was a rather ordinary train in terms of speed until the 90's.
Time tables from the 1870's also have one day train and one night train between MAS-SBC. At that time, there were 2 trains from Madras to Beypore, a day time train and a night-departure train. The SBC-MAS trains used to run combined with the Beypore bound trains between MAS-JTJ.

Nov 16 2016 (12:14)
Bengaluru Chennai Mail in MSTS coming soon^~   10742 blog posts   16332 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2056848-36            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Sleep killer took 6 hours or so. Brindavan was the fastest before 90s.

Nov 16 2016 (12:25)
The train not taken~   2645 blog posts
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Yes, Brindavan was a superfast from the beginning and used to complete the SBC-MAS run in less than 6 hours! Mail used to have a 7.5-8 hour run and was slower that the ICE also, which took about 7 hours. Mail also used to have quite a few halts. Looks like, Mail was sped up after introduction of Kaveri express and mail's old halts/schedule were given to Kaveri instead.

Nov 17 2016 (15:48)
Ashu^~   770 blog posts   259 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2056848-38            Tags   Past Edits
It seems that the poll results are favouring Kalka Mail.....

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