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Blog Entry# 3105700
Posted: Feb 14 2018 (20:41)

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Last Response: Feb 15 2018 (20:26)
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 14 2018 (20:41)   22679/Yesvantpur - Hassan InterCity SF Express | BAW/Chikka Banavara

Foamer~   2169 blog posts
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Finally something for Karnataka fans to cheer about :)
Here is the first Daily ICE LHB train of SWR and that too for intra - state.
All the 12 coaches were SWR 2017 made. EOG - NR and SWR old ones.

These LHB coaches are really spacious and very comfortable. But I still love the ICF ones where the travelling masses could cram into every nook and corner like on luggage rack over the longer seat in UR coaches :)
The leg room is the best comfort of these coaches. Along with the leg rest and pushback seat, it was a nice relaxing experience. The overhead luggage rack was of transparent plastic type.
The windows though are like JS type, are really good for railfanning with a lot of space between the bars to stick out the phone and click pics :) The glass too looked better with smoother movement than the ones in JS.
Newer type of Emergency handle, I am seeing for first time.
Plastic hooks for curtains, cup holder, single translucent glass for the toilet can be seen in the pics.
People are still in awe of this train. The UR people who try to get into rear GEN coaches are unable to fathom this new train and dont really know whether its reserved or not. So asking on and on, they came to front and finally got in there. Hence front UR coaches were crowded.
For me it was a different experience. I hate the jerks of LHB. But this short ride was smooth. But still I love ICF rides better. The seats were nice and soft, that was better than ICF.
This new line is really lucky.
1. Inaugural usually is with DEMU or Passenger train, But this line got SF.
2. Then a daily pass. then 2 tri-weekly ICEs. Now a 4 days a week Overnight train. Finally that SF is now LHBfied.
Last 2 pics - TB of the Special DEMU on this line and the newly extended train's TB.

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Feb 15 2018 (16:51)
Foamer~   2169 blog posts
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There is no proper GS in LHB.
Even in ICF like in SG - same CC is for both Reserved and for General.
Or some ICE like this Hassan ICE had normal General coaches.
LHB - normal General coaches (now called DD coach) - can be used. But there is shortage of it.
I have seen (in another member's pics) in SMET LHB ICE they use Sleeper coach for General. Again waste of LHB Sleeper.
AC wont fill I think. All seem to be comfortable in GEN :)
Kudla yes.

Feb 15 2018 (16:51)
Foamer~   2169 blog posts
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If done, will be Great.

Feb 15 2018 (20:10)
FormKaveriManagement BanSterliteNeutrino~   1682 blog posts   41 correct pred (62% accurate)
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Could have alloted LHB UR coach and save the resources....

Feb 15 2018 (20:22)
12301 Howrah Rajdhani Express~   2033 blog posts   34 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Still livery can be retained if painted ! But it will on other hand increase the mps and safety

Feb 15 2018 (20:26)
౾౾ప్రత్యేక హోదా ఆంద్రుల హక్కు౾౾^   3425 blog posts   216 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Just for a year (Inaugural Run
Sun Mar 26, 2017)
So much quickly got LHB hmmm nice. Good. :) But I requested 16057/58 for LHB rake.

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