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Blog Entry# 2345709
Posted: Jul 08 2017 (06:38)

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Last Response: Oct 18 2017 (11:53)

Jul 08 2017 (08:08)
Jul 08 2017 (06:36)   Dakshin SF Express (PT)/12721   Train - Train Name/Number

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Number: 12721
Train Name: Dakshin SF Express
Regional Name: دکشین سپرفاسٹ ایکسپریس / దక్షిణ్ సూపర్ఫాస్ట్ ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్
Hindi Name: दक्षिण सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस
Inaugural Run: 1968-01-01

Jun 25 2017 (15:14)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 1430363
by: Hx Bza Penna Express~
Number: 12721
Train Name: Dakshin SF Express
Regional Name: دکشین سپرفاسٹ ایکسپریس / దక్షిణ్ సూపర్ఫాస్ట్ ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్
Hindi Name: दक्षिण सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस
Inaugural Run: 1955-01-01

Jul 08 2017 (06:38)
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Sources: click here , click here
Prior to this Hyderabad used to have Slip coaches running with the Grand Trunk express and the Madras-Delhi Southern express. Right from it's inaugural, this was running with a diesel link between Kazipet and Delhi.

Oct 15 2017 (09:14)
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Some more history behind this train:
The predecessor to this train was the New Delhi-Madras 'Southern express' introduced on April 1st, 1964. This was a faster train than the existing Grand trunk express and used to run bi-weekly initially. By October 1st, 1964, it started running 5 days a week, and for the remaining 2 days, a fully air-conditioned express used to run in a somewhat faster schedule. This arrangement continued for a while.
Sometime after 1966, the train was renamed to
'Dakshin' express. This lead to a lot of protests from Madras against the imposition of the Hindi name. To resolve the issue, a few changes were carried out.
1. The GT and the Southern (Dakshin) express swapped schedules. The GT, which was a daily train until then, now started running as the '5 days all classes' + '2 days fully air-conditioned' express between Madras and New Delhi on a faster schedule, while the Dakshin took up the older, slower GT schedule.
2. The Dakshin was diverted to Hyderabad, with slip coaches from Madras connecting to it at Kazipet ( 51/52 MAS-KZJ express). In due time, the Madras link was replaced with a link to Visakhapatnam.

Oct 17 2017 (15:09)
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Very interesting info.....
BTW still senior people in MP call it as 'Southern Express' only....heard this name from my Grandfather

Oct 18 2017 (11:53)
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A lot of these old legends are still called by their old names by many senior citizens and railway staff (Karnataka express as 'KK' is the best example I guess).
This name change was a result of the Anti-Hindi agitations in Madras in the 60's. The timetables from those years are very inconsistent, with some calling it as Dakshin, while the others called it as Southern. The name change was just to satisfy the protestors.

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