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Blog Posts by krish_railz_addicted
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May 09 2010 (16:44)  

krish_railz_addicted   31 blog posts
Entry# 38529            Tags   Past Edits
what makes WAP-7 so special?

May 09 2010 (22:17)
BMTIR*^~   21534 blog posts   7539 correct pred (63% accurate)
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The engine capacity and teh speeds with which it hauls the trains mostly the prestigious ones like raj and shatabdi in the northern regions
May 09 2010 (12:25)  

krish_railz_addicted   31 blog posts
Entry# 38474            Tags   Past Edits
how to get a "footplate ride"?

May 09 2010 (15:13)
Guest: 45b49126   show all posts
Re# 38474-1            Tags   Past Edits
this query can be addressed in irfca. b'coz people out there do it. they may guide you. check in irfca site.
if any blogger has done footplating do let us know. thanks

May 09 2010 (15:42)
Guest: 564023c0   show all posts
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What a great topic. I have been dreaming of "footplating" since I was 10 years old. Is it even possible?

May 09 2010 (15:46)
Guest: 45b49126   show all posts
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it is possible provided you know any crew of engine who may allow it.
May 01 2010 (23:06)  

krish_railz_addicted   31 blog posts
Entry# 35915            Tags   Past Edits
what is the difference between "train brake" and "loco brake"?
Apr 13 2010 (08:47)  

krish_railz_addicted   31 blog posts
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what is "coupling" n how this term is related to railway?

Apr 13 2010 (11:15)
Murli*   3039 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
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:) I will answer ONLY the railway part! In general terms, it means something else!
Coupling in Railway terms is attaching one/two/three bogies together either by using a CBC coupler which automatically fits into the other bogies coupler or by a hook and screw type arrangement. Coupling of the engine to the rake is also done in similar fashion. The CBC type requires only the engine to nudge the bogies together and the couplers fit into each other.. ditto for attaching the engine. In the hook and screw type arrangement, the oblong 'square' piece of metal fabricated is lifted up manually, and inserted into the hook of the adjoining bogie. Then the screw type mechanism is tightened manually again to make the
screw and hook to be firmly in place, preventing loose connection, by tigtening the screws to the maximum level possible. The difference in screw type coupling for engines, is that the ALP/LP also inserts over the hook coupled, another hanging square shaped metal piece to prevent the screw type coupler from jumping out during fast running. If that piece falls out, there is a loud sound which alerts the LP/ALP that something has/is going wrong on the run, and they try and immediately check whether there is any fault with the coupling of the rake, and take appropriate action.
The second part of this coupling process is to attach the air/vacuum carrying tubes of sufficient tensile strength together between the engine-bogies-Last vehicle. When this is attached, the driver releases the brake pressure, and then starts building up the pressure to the required PSI in the air brake hose, which is also reflected in the Guard's cabin. In turn to check that it is working properly, the guard, when assuming duty, which is after the LP/ALP have taken charge, again releases the brake pressure built up, and then the LP/ALP again builds up the pressure throughout the whole train, and when both readings (in the loco and the guard's van) are the same, the guard releases the train's readiness for departure.
I will be happy if someone can elaborate further on this ! Good wishes.

Apr 13 2010 (11:44)
NISHEETH SINGH*^   3915 blog posts   1753 correct pred (84% accurate)
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Hello Mr. Murli,
I am always read your blog. Your all reply is very knowable & interesting. You are a very helpful for all Indian Railway Travelers.
Thanks for your co-operation
Thanking You

Apr 13 2010 (12:53)
krish_railz_addicted   31 blog posts
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thank you mr.murli for a nice explanation.regrdz

Apr 13 2010 (13:03)
dhetul   1255 blog posts   155 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Awesome Sir,
I really appreciate you effort. I think there is no more elaboration will available in same topic.
@ Krish,
I am also thankful to you coz you are asking questions & our knowledge level is increase. So keep it up.

Apr 11 2010 (16:25)  

krish_railz_addicted   31 blog posts
Entry# 30433            Tags   Past Edits
what is the meaning of "push-pull train"?

5 posts - Sun Apr 11, 2010

Apr 11 2010 (18:43)
RAJIV   2999 blog posts   680 correct pred (58% accurate)
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A push-pull train, especially a long one, may have a locomotive on both ends so that there is always one locomotive pushing and one locomotive pulling

Apr 11 2010 (19:15)
जितेश शुभ यात्रा*^   4124 blog posts   3400 correct pred (80% accurate)
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In a push-pull train, locomotives at both ends of a train are used at the same time, being controlled by the same driver.
Source : Wikipedia

Apr 11 2010 (19:18)
जितेश शुभ यात्रा*^   4124 blog posts   3400 correct pred (80% accurate)
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The term 'Push-Pull' is used to refer to trains comprising unpowered train sets with a propulsive unit (which may be a locomotive or multiple unit) at one end only. The unpowered units have multiple unit control equipment so that they can control the propulsive unit which pushes them in one direction of travel and pulls them in the other.
Most EMUs are, to some extent, push-pull, because often the motored vehicle is in the middle of the unit, not at the ends. Thus in any EMU train, some cars are being pulled and some pushed.
advantage of this is that the engine or propulsive unit does not need to be removed from the train at termini because the train can be driven from each end. It is an intermediate step between normal locomotive-hauled operation and full multiple-unit operation and which can be used where full electrification of a route is not economic. It can also be used where hauled stock is not life expired and the provision of suitably equipped driving trailers allows it to be used instead of being replaced by new multiple units.
Source :

Apr 11 2010 (19:18)
MST IndianRailways   1279 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
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May be, but when i see the railway timetables, trains which have an engine in middle are named as Push-pull.

Apr 11 2010 (19:24)
जितेश शुभ यात्रा*^   4124 blog posts   3400 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 30433-10            Tags   Past Edits
Not May Be, It is
I have given you the source of info
Also your definition is right for the trains which is having engine in middle.
Check my posting @ Today (07:18PM)
of information is also given again.
Thanks & Regards
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