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Blog Entry# 3191498
Posted: Mar 10 (20:28)

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Mar 10 (20:28)   16859/Chennai Egmore - Mangaluru Central Express (PT) | MS/Chennai Egmore (11 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30408

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First train journey of 2018 began with my favourite white beast on 17th February 2018. I travelled from Chennai to Karur in MS-MAQ Express for the first time. The ride was quite fast and aggressive. My coach was 6th from loco. 30408 honked like a steam engine and all along there was melodious twin tone honking. After STM,we switched onto the wrong track. Till then we were moving at 90 kmph. After that it was ripping 110. Sometime after departure from CGL I slept and woke up at around 6 AM to find our train led by GOC EMD destroying the wayside stations in the TPJ-KRR section. And while returning by MAQ-MS after two days, my coach was just 4th from the GOC WDP4B 40064( SHF mode). We once again thrashed the single line but this time I heard the resounding honk of the EMD and the roaring motor sounds....
We got all the priority till TPJ. It was 100+ MPS run till TPJ with no unscheduled halts and finally P7 took charge from TPJ. I was lucky to travel by this train hauled by EMD. In the near future, it would get eloco.
Audio clip description:
Listen to the wonderful track sounds made by MAQ Express as it goes on a rampage through the suburbs of Chennai. Now and then the P7 kept tooting like a steam engine.
Clip1:From Chetpet to Mambalam.
Clip2:You can skip to 02:58 from where P7 honks like a steam engine and departs MBM. Recorded till TBM.
Clip3:Sedate run after TBM for sometime as we were trailing an EMU and then picking up speed. Arrival at CGL. CGL announcement included. Recorded for sometime after departure from CGL.
Pic description:
Pics1to9:30408 incharge for my train. Dont miss the steam engine type honking.
Pic10:Small TB.
Pic11:GUV Express TB in Tamil.
Pic12:Shunter with GUV Express.
Pic13:Small TB in English.
Pic14:MS SB.
Pic15:Rockfort shunted onto adjacent PF.
Pic16:P7 and Rockfort.
Pics17&18:GMO WAG7 27425 with PDY SRC special arriving before time.
Pic 19:AJJ WAP4 22784 taking charge of Rockfort. No P7 for that day.
Pics20&21:P7 and large TB.

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