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Blog Entry# 2105786
Posted: Dec 26 2016 (17:14)

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Last Response: Dec 30 2016 (12:38)
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Dec 26 2016 (17:14)   12372/Jaisalmer - Howrah SF Express

jaideepganguly~   493 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
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I travelled recently in this train between DLI to GAYA, class 2A [pls search for Trip # 100497 for further details] and here are my reviews about it, in the primary lines of speed, Punctuality, Safety, Railfanning and Cleanliness:-
Between JSM to MGS the train does an average speed of approximately 85 to 90 km/h with the upper limit increasing by 10 to 15 km/h. The MGS WDM3A does a wonderful job of hauling the 23 coach beauty, so no complaints whatsoever, however the real fun starts post MGS, when
the wappie is at the helm of affairs, with the average speed notching well above 100 km/h, so speed is never a downside of the train.
In this department, the train I believe is a victim of some weird orders of the railway management. I am yet not been able to decipher as to why the train leaves at a delay of approx 30 min to an hour at source (JSM). Furthermore this delay continues and only aggravates down the line. Arrival at Delhi is a good 1hr 50 min delay and so on, which only worsens. At SBB, the train is made to stand at a loop line and give way to all east bound Rajdhanii's and proceed. This so called "insult" was a bit tough for me to digest!! I don't know why, but that's me!! So, yes punctuality will be a concern. In case you are planning to travel by this train, plan with a delay of atleast 6 hours in case you are heading post MGS (I did it for my part)
The gentry travelling in this train (atleast in class 2A, if nothing else) was decent enough, with a majority being inhabitants of either the state of Bihar or Rajasthan, this would be my personal thinking, I may be wrong though, please do let me know. However, since the rake belongs to the HWH yard the entire staff was bengali, which was a very nice to know.
This is surely one area where this train outshines or I could say eclipses some of its weak-points of punctuality. I could see the stations of BSB, KEI and above all, the massive rail bridge of the Ganges, just outside KEI, however between BSB and KEI the train while passing through the city passes over some planks of bridges without any thing to its sides, which is sometimes, pretty scary, (yes I am a bit scared of heights, so you can laugh at me!!) However overall the train is an absolute treat for rail lovers like myself, wherein I could see the actual loco change happening, the bridge over the river ganges etc.
I would say that the train had pretty nice amount of clean AC 2A coaches, (not as clean as the Punjab mail), but they were decent.
Final Verdict:-
The final verdict for choosing this train would on a single factor:
Timing or The Journey itself.
If you want to reach your destination almost AS FAST AS POSSIBLE without a damn for anything else, then STAY AWAY from this train, as the train is usually delayed heavily.
If you want to reach your destination quickly however also want to enjoy the journey in itself, having a look of the en-route stations, then this train can be an option just after Poorva or Kalka.

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Dec 29 2016 (10:41)
jaideepganguly~   493 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Dipanjan sir, I believe, the train was primarily targeted to ease the traffic load on primary east line from Kolkata to Delhi and vice versa and the extension from DLI to JSM, looks like an after thought to me (atleast this is clear from the time table), meaning this wasn't planned previously but railways went ahead with this extension much later, something like in the case of Avadh Assam Express from DLI to LGH. But yes the gentleman seriously deserves a noble prize for sure for the schedule planned.

Dec 30 2016 (11:22)
Dipanjan Das~   1854 blog posts   64 correct pred (63% accurate)
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No. This Train Was Declared As HWH-JSM Exp Only

Dec 30 2016 (12:24)
Saurabh®~   5108 blog posts   49 correct pred (72% accurate)
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This is best train for dli- jsm and runs like a beast. I am praying for past 2-3 budgets that its frequency be increased so that I can visit jsm in broad daylight en route, but its not happening

Dec 30 2016 (12:28)
Saurabh®~   5108 blog posts   49 correct pred (72% accurate)
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If you really plan to visit desert section en rail route then opt for dee- bkn exp at 23.30 at dee , stay there one day and next day hop on lalgarh - jsm exp at 7.00 am reaching jsm in after noon at 1.30 in broad sun shine

Dec 30 2016 (12:38)
12165 Ratnagiri Superfast Express~   2520 blog posts   17 correct pred (66% accurate)
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but iss train ko via sultanpur se chalna chahiye with electric loco

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