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Jul 14 2017 (17:38)  

sashwin99   243 blog posts   121 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2352448            Tags   Past Edits
Old Chennai-Mumbai-Chennai mail locomotive. Vintage picture collected from a site.

Jul 14 2017 (17:43)
Amit   273 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Photo appears to be taken in early 70's. These WCM1/2 DC English Electric loco used to haul 9/10 BB-MAS Mail between BB-PUNE almost till 1996. Repainted to cream-violet in mid 70's. A beauty in its class. Long live IR!!!!
General Travel
Jun 19 2017 (09:18)   16614/Coimbatore-Rajkot Express (PT) | CBE/Coimbatore Main Junction (6 PFs)

mpshere   9 blog posts   4 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 2325614            Tags   Past Edits
Has this train 16614/Coimbatore-Rajkot Express got an electric loco link yet from CBE to GTL?

Jun 22 2017 (23:37)
Amit   273 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2325614-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not yet.
E-loco could be used between ADI-DD & GTL-CBE. Save precious fuel & air!
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May 28 2017 (22:53)   Tejas Express: Railways to provide Rs 30 headphones after 337 stolen | mumbai news | Hindustan Times

🚆Bhartiya Rail🚆   68 news posts
Entry# 2297558   News Entry# 303752         Tags   Past Edits
A total of 337 headphones distributed to passengers for the entertainment systems on-board the Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express were stolen in just four round trips after it debuted last Monday, a railway source said.
For its fifth trip on Saturday from CST, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) provided low-cost headphones.
The IRCTC spokesperson did not confirm the number of missing headphones, but said that it had bought 1,000 headphones, each costing Rs30
Indian Railway had introduced the systems to provide a flight-like travel experience for passengers.
The train has 990 seats across 13 passenger coaches, including an executive coach that has more comfortable seats with neck and leg rests.
The system has preloaded games, movies and songs, besides FM channels. For the first four trips, headphones of a leading brand were handed over to passengers before the start of the journey.
However, after the first trip itself, the train came back with fewer headphones, damaged infotainment screens and waste strewn all over.
The cost of each headphone was around Rs200. The new ones will cost Rs30 each, a source said.
“Many passengers do not return the headphones before alighting and take those with them thinking that its cost was included in their ticket fare,”said an attendant on the train.
He said the on-board staff are now afraid that IRCTC might recover the cost of missing headphones from their salary.
Without catering services, a Tejas Express chair-car and executive-car ticket between Mumbai and Goa costs Rs 1,285 and Rs2,585, respectively.
According to an IRCTC source, from Friday’s trip, instead of distributing headphones to the passengers, staffers issued the headphones to the passengers after noting down their seat details and collected it from them.
It considerably brought down the number of missing headphones, the source said.
Meanwhile, many of the 990 infotainment screens were also found damaged.
According to officials, passengers damaged the buttons of three screens by pressing hard on them with an object. There were scratches on many screens.
Many passengers who travelled on the train on Friday complained about inedible food and poor WiFi.
Travellers who chose the non-vegetarian meal were served an omelette with rusk, juice, butter and jam.
Vegetarians, who were served upma with rusk, a cupcake, tea, juice, butter and jam, also said the meal did not meet their expectations.
In addition, WiFi was only available to passengers travelling in the executive chair car, and even they complained about weak signals and connection issues.

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May 29 2017 (00:13)
Amit   273 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2297558-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hillarious waste of money.
This money could be spent on passenger safety, healthy food, clean toilets, essential rail doubling of KR etc. Why do babus always compare IR with China / Japanese Rail? It simply is not going to happen!

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General Travel
May 10 2017 (19:47)   12620/Matsyagandha Express (PT)

भूत हूँ मैं~   3588 blog posts   3087 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2271438            Tags   Past Edits
I have booked the ticket from MAQ to LTT during August, which will have Monsoon timings. It reaches LTT at 6:35 AM. Is it safe to book onward flight at 11:15AM keeping in mind about its punctuality and Monsoon timings? Please Suggest

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May 20 2017 (20:31)
Amit   273 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2271438-3            Tags   Past Edits
I would avoid any risky connection especially in monsoon via BOM except when there is no other option. Where are you flying to?

May 21 2017 (11:06)
भूत हूँ मैं~   3588 blog posts   3087 correct pred (82% accurate)
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May 21 2017 (21:34)
Amit   273 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2271438-5            Tags   Past Edits
1.Best option is 12977 Marusagar Exp direct to Jaipur.
2. Most Delhi bound train halt at SWM, and take connecting train to JP which is just 130 Kms.
3. Alternatively if money is no problem then book Jet Airways flight 9W434 + 9W2053 via BOM booked on a single PNR so that airline can accommodate you to some other flight if there is cancellation or delays.
General Travel
May 02 2017 (18:43)   18452/Tapaswini Express | PKF/Pokla (3 PFs)

   2247 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2259908            Tags   Past Edits
Safety and Security in Railways????
Today's incident at 10am in 18452-Tapaswani Exp reveals how vulnerable the passengers are. A sharp pointed stone, weighing about 1kg, pierced one of the windows of 2ndAC, A1-41 from outside near Pokla (PKF) station. Two kids and their mother were in that berth and all of them are safe.
Shattering of two layers of glass windows in just one blow of stone is a matter of concern.
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May 02 2017 (20:04)
Amit   273 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2259908-1            Tags   Past Edits
Junglee people damaging national property & hurting people...similar incident occurred near Surat few days back related with 11453 ADI-NGP EXP.
Bullet trains dreams?

May 02 2017 (20:30)
   2247 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2259908-2            Tags   Past Edits
Before bullet trains, we need bullet proof window plates.

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