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Blog Entry# 5986665
Posted: Mar 04 (17:33)

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Mar 04 (17:33)   17315/Vasco-Da-Gama - Velankanni Weekly Express | DWR/Dharwad (4 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40367
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First LHB Run of VASCO VELANKANNI EXPRESS | Indian railways

17315 / Vasco-da-gama - Velankanni Express
Locomotive - 40367 KJM WDP4D
Location - Near Dharwad
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Mar 04 (19:27)
KnightWarrior21
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Why old coaches are attached for this train ? Sad to see this.. No proper newly manufactured LHB Coaches.
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What old coaches sir ?
First EOG is 2022 made second EOG is 2023 made, all three GS coaches are 2024 made, seven SL coaches are 2024 made and last SL is 2019 made.
One AC 3 tier and all three economy AC coaches are 2022 made. One AC 3 tier in Humsafar livery is 2019 made and one AC 3 tier is 2013 made whereas the AC 2 tier is 2014 made.
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still consider 2022 made coaches as new ones. So out of 20 coaches 16 coaches are new 2022/23/24 made, 2 coaches are 2019 made which also are not so old to speak. Only one AC 3 tier and AC 2 tier are old in that sense.

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Nice one
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Mar 05 (12:00)
KnightWarrior21
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Yes. You're right. There are some 2024 mfd coaches attached. But other coaches are mfd in different years, which were already used by the other trains.
From this train's POV, they are old coaches. This is what I meant to say.
Many trains are getting newly mfd LHB Coaches during the conversion. But this train got old-new coaches. Atleast for the sake of inaugural run, they should have attached all the 2024 mfd coaches.
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SWR didn't get any new 3AC coaches since a year now. But consider the scenario till mid of February last year not even a single LHB passenger train touched VSG railway station. Now you see VSG yard is full of LHB coaches and now VSG YPR is the only remaining M/E train with ICF coaches maintained at Vasco coaching depot. That's a thing to be happy of. Also this is the first REGULAR LHB train for Velankanni railway station.
Out of 20 coaches this train has 11 brand new 23/24 made coaches. Secondly there are other LHB trains running with SWR too so some brand new coaches will go to those trains too it's pretty obvious. New coaches should be distributed
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evenly across trains why should only a single train have all brand new coaches ?

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