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Blog Entry# 3191498
Posted: Mar 10 2018 (20:28)

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Last Response: Mar 11 2018 (09:37)
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Mar 10 2018 (20:28)   16859/Chennai Egmore - Mangaluru Central Express (PT) | MS/Chennai Egmore (11 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30408

KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~   12343 blog posts   22217 correct pred (87% accurate)
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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.

7 posts - Sat Mar 10, 2018

Mar 11 2018 (07:41)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~   12343 blog posts   22217 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Is it? Why doesnt it get clearance? The track renewal is still going on in 4th line. On Friday,12635 was hauled by 30408 and was running on 3rd or reverse line. Still all trains are using 3rd line. Meanwhile on the EMU line towards MS,they have imposed TSR near Chromepet but the line is open for EMU traffic at lower speeds.

Mar 11 2018 (07:43)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~   12343 blog posts   22217 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 3191498-11            Tags   Past Edits
This train enjoys good priority even on the single line.

Mar 11 2018 (09:27)
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Therla pa Na pogumbothu 4th line la pochu,but I can see some iron rail still placed along 4th line post stm ,eppo entha mainline la entha direction la varuthu sollira mudiyathu ,need to be careful while railfanning
And one interesting thing is noted while returning in Vaigai on 3rdline is train has ripped at 108 btw cmp and stm and reduced to 85
Pic taken at stm

Mar 11 2018 (09:31)
Give justice for cauvery and sterlite issues~   1334 blog posts   183 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Neenga en trip report la pathrupinga (same train maq exp) very good run on 4th line ,then do no why they are doing like this again and again

Mar 11 2018 (09:37)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~   12343 blog posts   22217 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Innum 3rd line dhaan use panranga. On Friday, also I saw 30408 hauled 12635 Vaigai going on 3rd line. On Wednesday AJJ WAP1 22014 hauled BBS PDY also take 3rd line.

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