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May 31 2017 (18:40)   Runaway locos cause panic among railway officials in Trichy

One Mail~   69 news posts
Entry# 2301750   News Entry# 304026         Tags   Past Edits
TRICHY: Two locomotives moved on their own for 11 kilometers from Trichy railway junction after a brake failure on Wednesday morning, causing panic among railway officials.
The locos crossed two railway stations -- Palakkarai and Fort -- and two road overbridges and a river bridge before coming to a halt at Mutharasanallur railway station, after completing a 15-minute travel.
The runaway locos didn't cause any accident as no trains were scheduled for crossing in the stretch between Trichy railway junction and Mutharasanallur railway station on the Trichy-Karur section when the incident happened.
to officials in Trichy railway division, a shunting loco pilot brought two locos (No 40441 and 16881) to platform number A1 from the loco shed to couple them with the Trichy-Erode passenger train around 5.50am.
While the technical staff were preparing to couple them, the No 16881 loco started moving due to a brake failure and pushed the other loco (No 40441). The driver realised the situation and tried to stop the loco. However, he could not stop them and jumped out of the loco.
On being informed, station manager and others tried to stop the locos by placing stones on the tracks. However, their efforts went in vain.
Control room officials were alerted who in turn cautioned the station masters of Palakkarai, Fort station and Mutharasanallur station to stop the locos.
The locos travelled on the tracks and came to a halt after passing the last stopping signal (LSS) on Mutharasanallur railway station, which is situated on the outskirts of the city, around 6.00am.
Since the loco crossed LSS, officials technically termed the incident as signal passing at danger (SPAD), which is considered to be an accident.
Divisional railway manager Udaykumar Reddy rushed to Mutharasanallur station. Later, he ordered a probe in the incident.

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Jun 01 2017 (12:49)
rojaRAJU~   310 blog posts
Re# 2301750-10            Tags   Past Edits
Reminding me of 'Unstoppable' Hollywood movie... That was a full goods train in the movie and here in Trichy, it is just a loco...

Jun 01 2017 (12:52)
rojaRAJU~   310 blog posts
Re# 2301750-11            Tags   Past Edits
what happened to 16859 MS - MAQ Chennai Egmore Mangalore Express ... It also departs around that time only ??

Jun 01 2017 (15:31)
One Mail~   5153 blog posts   1466 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2301750-12            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly.. as per today's news. Just like unstoppable. One of the technician entered moving loco near the Mutharasanallur station, and then brought the loco to halt.

Jun 01 2017 (15:45)
leave some toasters for goc~   319 blog posts
Re# 2301750-13            Tags   Past Edits
MS MAQ leaves TPJ at 4:45. One hour before the incident happened
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May 31 2017 (22:33)   Rail Neer: Indian Railways to pour more money into Rail Neer brand - The Economic Times

SHIVKUMAR   218 news posts
Entry# 2302697   News Entry# 304062         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is working on a plan to increase annual sales of Rail Neer, the national transporter’s packaged drinking water brand, to Rs 600 crore from the present sales of Rs 150 crore in next three years and make it among the top packaged drinking water brands revenue-wise.
Neer is currently being sold only at railway stations and there too railways have been able to meet only 20% of the entire demand. Indian Railways is now ramping up the production to meet the ( Read More on Website )

Jun 01 2017 (12:46)
rojaRAJU~   310 blog posts
Re# 2302697-1            Tags   Past Edits
'Rail Neer' can be branded and popularised... but I didnot like 1] the shape of current bottle (OLD BOTTLE SHAPE AND PLASTIC WAS GOOD) and 2] color change in label (OTHER THAN BLUE) currently mixing social message of child helpline in white color ...
★★★  Rail Fanning
May 28 2017 (20:54)   22655/Thiruvananthapuram - H. Nizamuddin SF Express (via Alappuzha) | AROR/Aroor Halt (1 PFs) | GOC/WDP-3A/15535

Tony Stark   9654 blog posts   102294 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 2297429            Tags   Past Edits
GOC WDP 3A about to be swallowed by the vast greenery of Kerala as it hauls Nizamuddin-Trivandrum SF over Kumbalam-Aroor bridge

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May 30 2017 (16:13)
rojaRAJU~   310 blog posts
Re# 2297429-3            Tags   Past Edits
are you active in SRDF forum??? ... it is more for southern part of india!!

May 30 2017 (17:19)
Tony Stark   9654 blog posts   102294 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2297429-4            Tags   Past Edits

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General Travel
May 26 2017 (15:38)   S/Shrirangapattana (1 PFs)

Prometh Suresh~   435 blog posts   513 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2294022            Tags   Past Edits
When will doubling work at Shrirangapattana and electrification work b/w Yeliyur and Mysore be completed?

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May 30 2017 (16:11)
rojaRAJU~   310 blog posts
Re# 2294022-25            Tags   Past Edits
Swaroop Sir... Are you active in SRDF forum where ebby is active... I used to get update details of this section from that SRDF forum... ...

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May 30 2017 (17:10)
swaroophegde5~   473 blog posts   95 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2294022-27            Tags   Past Edits
No sir I don't know anything about this SRDF forum. What is this forum actually?

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May 05 2017 (09:30)   Sadananda Gowda proposes (Kudla), Suresh Prabhu disposes (Gomateshwara)

karbang~   183 news posts
Entry# 2263696   News Entry# 301649         Tags   Past Edits
MANGALURU: What is in a (train's) name? A lot if it involves one railway minister naming it and his successor renaming the same. This is the fate of train 16575/576 Yesvantpur-Mangaluru junction-Yesvantpur tri-weekly express. Announced by then railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda in the only railway budget that he presented, he christened it Kudla Express when the minister came lay foundation stone for a road under bridge in lieu of a level crossing on August 16, 2014.
An official notification renaming Kudla Express as Gomateshwara Express came on May 3 much to the chagrin of the locals. Already peeved that the train initially scheduled to run up to Mangaluru Central is being terminated at Mangaluru junction, the latest move has agitated
them further. This was manifested in a protest that Tulunada Rakshana Vedike staged on Thursday. The vedike termed the latest decision as an attempt by Indian Railways to attack local sentiments.
Averring that the Vedike is not against the Jain saint Gomateshwara and naming the train after him, Yogish Shetty Jeppu, president of the vedike said, "Railways may name any other train as Gomateshwara Express. Changing name of a train for political considerations is an unpardonable act," he said, adding the name has been changed on request from former PM H D Deve Gowda at the newly commissioned Bengaluru-Hassan line at Yesvantpur on March 26.
What makes this renaming exercise all the more curious is an admission by South Western Railway (SWR) officials that it was done at the insistence of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. SWR was aware that Sadananda Gowda had named it Kudla Express as the city is referred to in Tulu. The zonal railway was also not oblivious to the fact that the locals referred to the train as Kudla Express even before its introduction on April 9 and its formal run from the following day.
This is also against the normal practice of Indian Railways to name trains by their originating place and or local personalities. Incidentally, Deve Gowda at the March 26 function had urged Suresh Prabhu to name Mangaluru Express as Gomateshwara Express and Hassan Intercity Express as Kalabhairava Express, a suggestion that Suresh Prabhu accepted on the spot. A bewildered Sadananda Gowda told TOI, "I will get the facts from Suresh Prabhu before reacting.

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May 05 2017 (14:43)
rojaRAJU~   310 blog posts
Re# 2263696-4            Tags   Past Edits
+1 -> Train to Hassan ICE should be Gomateswara Exp and to Mangalore should be Kudla Exp...

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