Blog Entry# 2065020
Posted: Nov 19 2016 (14:58)
Last Response: Nov 20 2016 (07:34)
Which of the following stations do you think that IR needs to start changing D-locos to E-locos?
These don't have ELS or ETS; but surely to save diesel and other benefits, IR can work out LSA such that E-Locos can return to respective ELS/ETS for periodic checks and maintenance.
Nov 19 2016 (15:01)
Montez~ 2777 blog posts 1582 correct pred (61% accurate)
Guess IR does not let loco changing to be carried out at PNVL because of EMU rush
But all these days when I travelled on that route I saw that Konkan trains used to stop for a long time and luggage/parcels were offloaded/loaded too. I thought there was problem between CR and WR on loco sharing so they let the SR's D-Locos to continue till BRC or ADI without any change.
Nov 19 2016 (15:11)
💜💜 मुंबई मडगाव कोंकणकन्या एक्सप्रेस 💜💜~ 1803 blog posts 74 correct pred (66% accurate)
EMU rush ka koi sawal nahi hai filhal jo long trains aa ja rahi hai panvel se wo route sirf long distance trains ka hi hai Emu k liye alag Do line hai aur Panvel EMU terminal alag hai Aur Long distance trains ke PF alag hai
Maybe because of LSA non-agreement between CR and WR.
For a long time no loco changes were made because of the DC-traction on the CR/WR tracks. The respective zones did not want to have 2 loco changes ( one at PNVL and one at BRC ). Even later on, when the DC-AC conversion work was going on, with the WR route having been converted to AC and the CR portion still on DC, , again it would have required two loco changes ( one change to WCAM at PNVL and another change to WAP at BRC).
Moreover, all trains going towards BRC from PNVL were only weeklies and bi-weeklies ( TVC raj has the highest frequency at tri-weekly). So overall CR didn't feel that it was worth...
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