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Mar 04 2016 (13:24)   12311/Kalka Mail (PT)

Raymond Charles   30 blog posts
Entry# 1757205            Tags   Past Edits
Why does this train have a jumbled up CC? SL, 3A,2A,3A, 2A, SL

Mar 04 2016 (16:09)
Raymond Charles   30 blog posts
Re# 1757205-1            Tags   Past Edits
No answers anybody?

Mar 04 2016 (16:53)
Praveen Srivastva SSM~   332 blog posts   18 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1757205-2            Tags   Past Edits
Because this train is split in two parts on Chandigarh. And Slip coaches go to Kalka.
Mar 02 2016 (08:04)  

Raymond Charles   30 blog posts
Entry# 1754845            Tags   Past Edits
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Feb 29 2016 (16:59)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express | BCT/Mumbai Central (5 PFs)

Raymond Charles   30 blog posts
Entry# 1753461            Tags   Past Edits
An Indian man has entered the record books after making a rail journey to Delhi on a 26-year-old ticket.
On 19th Jan 2000 Fakhruddin Takulla ( India ) travelled from Mumbai ( Bombay ) to New Delhi, both India, using a ticket he had purchased on 15 July 1973 – 26 years 6 months earlier. Takulla used the unlimited booking service offered by the Indian Railway Authority so that he could attend the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Indian Independence.
Shri Fakhruddin Takulla, resident of Bombay, shocked the reservation clerk on
duty at Western Railway's reservation office some time in 1973 when he approached him to book an AC Chair Car ticket to travel from Bombay Central to New Delhi by the Rajdhani Express 27 years later in January, 2000! Such bookings were then allowed under Railway Board's experimental scheme to permit would-be passengers to book their reservations in all trains without any time cap. Initially the clerk was reluctant for he had no calendar for 2000 to know whether the train would run on the specified date 27 years later for the Rajdhani then (in 1973) used to run only thrice a week. Further it was also too much of an 'unnecessary' hassle for the clerk to keep records, etc., safely for the next millennium. But the enterprising Shri Takulla would not give up as he produced a manual calendar, which he had drawn up himself, to let the clerk know the exact day and date of date of his journey! Finally, thus, he got his precious ticket for Rs 120/-.
Later Shri Takulla indeed took the journey to New Delhi by the Rajdhani Express to arrive there well in time to see the Golden Jubilee Republic Day celebrations in January 2000. He was grateful to Allah for keeping him alive to see the destined day 27 years later.
Indian Railways played the good Samaritan for they exchanged his ticket gratis for AC 3-tier class as by 2000 the AC Chair Car class had vanished from the Rajdhani. They also gave him a VIP treatment by deputing a railway official to receive him at New Delhi station on arrival and arranged for his lodging in New Delhi at a railway guesthouse for 8 days, and also arranged for his return journey at no cost to him. Shri Takulla was also given a place in the VIP gallery to watch the Republic Day celebrations. 'We felt that a person who could think of doing this 27 years ago obviously had tremendous faith in the reliability of the Indian railway network and we felt that we needed to acknowledge that and respond to it adequately,' said Shri Shanti Narain, member of the Railway Board.
At 61, Fakruddin Takulla now wants to book a ticket for 2038 - when he will be 100.His dream now is to go to his ancestral home in Kaparwaj, in the western state of Gujarat.
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Mar 01 2016 (07:46)
Raymond Charles   30 blog posts
Re# 1753461-12            Tags   Past Edits
There would be some form of record keeping that railways would have preserved. He had a valid ticket as it was purchased under the unlimited booking scheme which was started by railways on an experimental basis!

Mar 01 2016 (09:15)
Guest: b272763   show all posts
Re# 1753461-13            Tags   Past Edits
Maybe it was that way.
Either way that is too much of a risky venture for me.
He was plain lucky that the railway acknowledged it.

Mar 01 2016 (17:31)
venky 63~   832 blog posts   65 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 1753461-14            Tags   Past Edits

Mar 01 2016 (17:34)
INDIAN333   466 blog posts   917 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1753461-15            Tags   Past Edits
Kaun kehta hai indian railway me imaandar log nahi hai

Mar 02 2016 (06:09)
Inferno is upon us   750 blog posts   684 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1753461-16            Tags   Past Edits
Lets see now If Railway remembers his next reservation in 2038 and enter his booking in CRS four months in advance from 2038 departure date
★  General Travel
Feb 01 2016 (23:32)   12261/Mumbai CSMT - Howrah AC Duronto Express | CLA/Kurla Junction (8 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22412

Arzan Kotval   1458 blog posts
Entry# 1727052            Tags   Past Edits
ALMOST FLYING - Mumbai Cst Howrah Duronto Express at Kurla In Absolute Mad Rush !!!

Mar 01 2016 (08:33)
Raymond Charles   30 blog posts
Re# 1727052-1            Tags   Past Edits
Wonder, what that lady was looking away from the oncoming train!
★  Rail Fanning
Feb 28 2016 (03:08)   12002/New Delhi - Bhopal Habibganj Shatabdi Express | AJH/Ajhai (3 PFs) | GZB/WAP-5/30014

⚡The 3 Phase Traction⚡~   275 blog posts   1513 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 1751934            Tags   Past Edits
"Fastest Train Of India" The Bhopal Shatabdi Express powered by GZB WAP-5 loco bolts past Ajhai Station on a chilly morning at full speed !!!

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Feb 29 2016 (18:50)
Raymond Charles   30 blog posts
Re# 1751934-2            Tags   Past Edits
How is it fastest when it has avg speed of 84 whereas Mumbai Rajdhani has avg speed of 88?

Feb 29 2016 (19:24)
عمران ©®   4540 blog posts   929 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1751934-3            Tags   Past Edits
it is on the basis of max speed acheived i think

Mar 01 2016 (02:00)
⚡The 3 Phase Traction⚡~   275 blog posts   1513 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1751934-4            Tags   Past Edits
Fastest train is that which has maximum speed in IR. i.e. Only 12002/01 Bhopal Shatabdi Exp having 150kmph (which is the top speed) no other train has attained this speed yet !!!
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