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Blog Entry# 2999322
Posted: Jan 13 2018 (21:05)

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Last Response: Feb 25 2018 (22:04)
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Jan 13 2018 (21:05)   56769/Palakkad Jn. - Tiruchendur Passenger (Via Palani) (UnReserved)

ramdasrajan   37 blog posts
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1992 made coaches fit for uses now?
saw a 92 made coach in palakkad tiruchendur passenger train while travelling in teagarden yesterday

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3 posts - Sun Feb 25, 2018

Feb 25 2018 (20:14)
ramdasrajan   37 blog posts
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Feb 25 2018 (20:28)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3573 blog posts
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Coaches have a standard life time of 25 years. However coaches that are more than 15-18 years old, if found to be in a reasonably good condition, are repaired (or rehabilitated) at designated workshops to extend their lifetime by a few more years.
Not all coaches undergo this, but if a coach has been maintained in a relatively good condition, its life time can be extended for a short time by doing the necessary replacement of parts and repairs.

Feb 25 2018 (20:47)
Pollster   1196 blog posts
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He is talking about 92 coach. So surely should be scrapped by 2017.
But still in use?

Feb 25 2018 (20:58)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3573 blog posts
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That is why I mentioned the mid-life rehabilitation (MLR). In MLR, they completely strip down the coach and perform major repair works, corrosion repairs and other heavy tasks that are not done during the regular POH of the coaches. This increases the lifetime of coaches which may otherwise be prematurely condemned. Depending on the extent of rehabilitation and the subsequent maintenance, the coach may be permitted to operate for 1-2 years more than its intended lifetime (26-27 years instead of 25) as the MLR is almost like building a new coach. Such coaches were more common many years ago. I guess these days, the codal life limit is more strict.
But yes, a more likely reason
is just negligence.

Feb 25 2018 (22:04)
KING KOHLI^~   89572 blog posts   5328 correct pred (78% accurate)
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For passenger trains even 30 year old coaches are used.
But speed is restricted.

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