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Blog Entry# 769808
Posted: May 30 2013 (19:27)

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Rail Fanning
May 30 2013 (19:27)   12338/Shantiniketan Express | BWN/Barddhaman Junction (8 PFs)
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Was in Burdwan for some academic work and on the return journey had a small session of Railfanning. Went there by 12337 and returned by 12338, both ways hauled by 16540R JMP WDM 3A. notable spottings at BWN were off routed and offlinked 13418 MLDT-DGHA Express at BWN PF 6. it came in with a WDM 3A, but most likely the deemer had some problems and so , keeping it attached with the train, a LDH Tiger-faced WAG 7 was attached to it to take it to DGHA. other things i noted was the BWN-Balgona local which departed from PF 8, the newest to BWN; P4 led 13151 JAT Express; WDM 3A led Rajgir Passenger; the up NJP Shatabdi (couldn't spot the loco) and a galore of WAG 7s and WAG 9s. in the morning at HWH notable spottings were ASN WAM 4 led 1447 Shaktipunj; and at the HWH Loco...
Shed spotted AJJ WAM 4, GZB WAP 7, HWH WAP 4s, MGS WAP 4, HWH WAP 7, KZJ WAG 7 and an unnumbered Milky White WAP 7.
here are some pics clicked by me today. hope you will enjoy.
1. Way to PF 8 at BWN
2. Balgona Local At PF 8, BWN
3. SBG-BWN Passenger at PF 7, Balgona Local on PF 8.
4. Dn JSME passenegr leaving PF 5
5. PF 5,6,7,8 at BWN in one frame (R to L)
6. E.C. marked coach of 13418 MLDT-DGHA Express
7. Name Board indicating RSA of 13417/18 & 13425/26
8. 12338 leaving PF 5 while 13418 awaits starter at PF 6
9. LDH WAG 7 ready to haul 13418 with a dead WDM 3A
10. Empty GS coach of 12338
11. 12338 taking a sharp turn towards Belanagar with a Container Rake overhead on the Flyover route towards AC Chord
12.Sorting Yard Cabin at HWH
13. 12338 negotiating the last curve before HWH

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