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Blog Entry# 3682994
Posted: Aug 04 2018 (01:02)

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Last Response: Sep 27 2018 (08:43)
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Aug 04 2018 (01:02)   SKLR/Sakleshpur (3 PFs)
Dhanno   3041 blog posts
Entry# 3682994            Tags   Past Edits
Located at 889 m above MSL, this is where the ghat section begins. It took 2 Hrs 45 mins to climb down 55 Kms. It has 57 tunnels in the span of some 45 Kms. Finally climbing down to 114 m.
Ticket is inflated by 55 Kms.
Hassan itself the wooded area begins and this is the last town before the forest. The Hassan - Sakleshpura stretch has low MPS 30 / 50 . The entire journey is a "once in a lifetime" experience. It is literally true too. Its a painfully slow journey.
BAW - NMGA and SBGA - HAS - SKLR are slow in the region of 40.
SKLR - SBHR is 20.
All the time is made up on HAS - NMGA section.
The station is located just after Hemavathi river. The entrance is a long curve twisting in and out and reaches the PF - Pic 1.
After reaching it undergoes an elaborate inspection of each coach undercarriage. One person had some red device which he inspected the coach with. The brakers are attached. The blue Godfather colour like WDG4 12115 can be seen in the lead. After some good 25 min it rolls out and then brakes to test I think. Then again it starts and again inspection - roll-out inspection - is done, as can be seen in one pic. And before Donigal one brake testing is done before the side catching. A dangerous ghat so ... so many inspections.
A DTS is on the right and an another workshop can be seen on the left with a tractor on a flatbed to used for any work in the ghat. Many relief vans too.
The pipeline is covered with some rubber like substance. And all the rails and signal posts are coated with a yellow brownish coating - anti-rust I guess.
The crowd was heavy since both Shiradi ghat and Bisle ghat were closed. So bus travellers were forced to use this train.
The name of this ghat is Subrahmanya ghat. Shiradi is the name of the village at the bottom of NH75, so the road is called Shiradi Ghat. Bisle Ghat is another road. This line is between both, but commonly called Shiradi ghat.
The rake is mixed with DD GEN, ordinary GEN, Antyodaya and blue LHB.
EOG is ordinary and Duronto liveried.

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Sep 26 2018 (20:19)
Dhanno   3041 blog posts
Re# 3682994-13            Tags   Past Edits
You have any pics of this work click here at Kumta?

Sep 26 2018 (22:47)
KT_Railfan^~   1728 blog posts
Re# 3682994-14            Tags   Past Edits
Only OHE Foundation work completed at Kumta a month ago. OHE foundation work going on at between Block stations.
As per information , Poles have been laid in between Murudeshwar & Bhatkal stations & Padubidri station in Karnataka Part of KR. Work is going simultaneously everywhere & very fast as compared to rest of IR.
Last 2 Sundays, they had took Block for laying poles at above mentioned locations.

Sep 26 2018 (23:45)
Dhanno   3041 blog posts
Re# 3682994-15            Tags   Past Edits
Block for pole laying?
So they are using equipments train for the transportation of poles rather than the usual 'dump at side' and then carry it to the site and fix.

Sep 27 2018 (08:40)
KT_Railfan^~   1728 blog posts
Re# 3682994-16            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Poles are carried on Flat bed wagons along with Crane to lift & place them.
Also Block includes other works in different sections like preparation of OHE Foundation. For that The Cement Mixer, Materials, DG, etc are all carried on Flat bed wagons for working in Block sections.

Sep 27 2018 (08:43)
KT_Railfan^~   1728 blog posts
Re# 3682994-17            Tags   Past Edits
Refer above Blog entry for Cement mixer train found at Barkur, by MAQ based Admin Titus.


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