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Posted: Nov 17 2017 (17:25)
Last Response: Nov 17 2017 (21:14)
Nov 17 2017 (17:25) 12626/Kerala Express (PT) | ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) (6 PFs) | GZB/WAP-4/22732
Pranav~ 51 blog posts
19 posts - Fri Nov 17, 2017
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Nov 17 2017 (18:32)
SREERUP PATRANABIS 4526 blog posts 116 correct pred (60% accurate)
Ya. I said this after hearing about WAP-4 loco not being able to travel for 3000km. Please do not misunderstand this.
Nov 17 2017 (18:35)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~ 3442 blog posts
WAP4's are well proven and very reliable for long runs. WAP7's were initially not used for very long runs, and only in the past few years have they gradually started regular long distance haulage. The type of locomotive is not the reason for the loco reversal/change.
The route via ALLP was only completed in 1992 and Kerala express used to run via KTYM all the time (The bypass was also constructed only in the mid-80's). CHTS used to have a dedicated train to Delhi ( Jayanti Janata) which was cancelled to regularize Kerala express. As a compensation, the Kerala continued to reverse at ERS to provide a daily connection for ERS.
Few years ago there was talk of Venad and Kerala (the only 2 trains to have loco reversal) avoiding loco reversal at ERS and instead save time by directly going through ERN.....easily 1 hour could be saved. But i guess passenger associations strongly opposed the same especially for Venad express which is used as a option for office goers. ERS is relatively more convenient and moreover during that time metro works had just started and thus traffic bottlenecks was also highlighted as a reason for them to revert back to ERS
Nov 17 2017 (21:07)
Sourabh Sharma~ 547 blog posts 99 correct pred (80% accurate)
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