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Jul 04 2011 (23:17)   22644/Patna - Ernakulam SF Express (PT)

vikas   24 blog posts
Entry# 198903            Tags   Past Edits
Does this train have the maximum number of reversals? I have traveled from PGT onwards to PNBE and return several times, though it was several years back. I remember reversals at:
1. MAS
3. KGP
5. ASN
Maybe CBE.
I do not know whether between ERs and PGT it has reversals. Fastest MAS-PNBE connection, Sanghamitra loses a lot of time going via NGP but it has been extended to SBC and made daily. There is need for trains like this along the east-coast between south and east.

2 posts - Mon Jul 04, 2011

Jul 05 2011 (01:28)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 198903-3            Tags   Past Edits
Some more info on reversals. Credit to IRFCA website:
There are currently [6/06] two train that reverse directions 5 times on their journey: the 8473/8474 Puri-Jaipur Express reverses at Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Nagpur, Nagda, and Sawai Madhopur. The 8507/8508 Vishkapatnam-Amritsar Hirakud Express reverses at Talcher, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Katni and Bina. The 2975/2976 Jaipur – Mysore express has 4. Directions change at Sawai Madhopur, Nagda, Secunderabad and Guntakal.
So indeed 5 is the maximum. Now, if only CBE is confirmed (and none of the others rejected).

Jul 05 2011 (03:25)
Gopalakrishnan P   2110 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 198903-4            Tags   Past Edits

There is no engine reversal at Coimbatore for any of the Kerala bound trains in both up and down directions.

Jul 05 2011 (07:46)
Guest: 53bf1594   show all posts
Re# 198903-5            Tags   Past Edits
18507/18508 Hirakund No longer reverse at Katni as it just don't go to KATNI now days.
It go via "Katni Murwara" now and does not need any reversal since last few years
In old days in late 1990's this train used to stop at Katni for more than 30 minutes!

Jul 06 2011 (22:45)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 198903-6            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for info. I remember waiting for reversal at CBE, maybe that has changed. I used to wait because the direction of movement determines the breeze inside the train. My window seat would always be in the 'wrong' direction starting from palghat. Hot and humid, so waiting in the night to cool before sleeping!

Jul 06 2011 (22:47)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 198903-7            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for the info. I have passed on the information to the blog on HiraKUD (not kund, mistake I used to make!) express here /blog/post/200270
Jul 06 2011 (22:41)   18507/Hirakud (Hirakund) Express (PT)

vikas   24 blog posts
Entry# 200270            Tags   Past Edits
The train does not reverse at Katni anymore as it stops at Katni Murwara as per schedule. Refer the discussion in the blog /blog/post/198903/4
The Admin note mentions Katni as a reversal.

Jul 06 2011 (22:45)
12121 Ashish tiwari   1092 blog posts   2887 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 200270-1            Tags   Past Edits
all train which goes to bilashpur to sagar aur bina or delhi not move katni it move to katni murwara like utkal ,vishkapatnam, cg sampark kranti
May 31 2011 (12:18)   22641/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Shalimar SF Express (PT)

No Name   162 blog posts   17 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 174386            Tags   Past Edits
Ithink that a TVC-HWH superfast daily via ECoR is the need of the hour because of the phenomenal load in that sector.

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Jun 30 2011 (20:50)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 174386-42            Tags   Past Edits
Hind Mahasagar Express, CAPE is the only point where arabian sea, bay of bengal and indian ocean meet, and the indian ocean touches india.
Infact the Bharat Mata expresses should get more imaginative names rather than repeating the same name for all the 6 trains. Arab Sagar express for the train OKHA-CAPE, for example, as no other train currently runs along the entire west coast. There is also no train service (maybe after gauge conversion is complete in TN) along the entire east coast.

Jun 30 2011 (21:29)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 174386-43            Tags   Past Edits

Better for Mangalore to get a train such as Amravati Express (HWH-VSG) extended. The HWH-MAQ connection should follow the route, HWH-BZA-MAO-MAQ.
BZA-MAQ takes 23 hrs via PGT and 25 hrs via MAO. So bit longer but from MAQ to MAO-BZA entire route there is no connection existing as of now.

the train can be a weekly but through different routes on different days differing between BZA-SRR. The calculation is using current timings of trains such as Navyug and Amravati etc. For the point beyond SRR to CAPE etc. this will be a longer route by 12 hours. But then the train will connect to entire Kerala and also places south of SRR will not be missed in going to MAQ.
I do not think there is any connection on the BZA-MAO route (except GTL) to Kerala.
I had posted earlier similar comment /blog/post/139940

Jun 30 2011 (22:30)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 174386-44            Tags   Past Edits

Karnataka Govt is forcing people to travel by train? There is no lack of volvo buses (both private and govt) on the route which are faster than the train (8 hrs vs 12 hrs). The bus lobby is famous in Kerala and Karnataka to blame for lack of decent train services. The daily night train goes by the longer route via MYS, and takes 1 hour 40 min more than the tri-weekly day train (YPR-MAQ).
How does govt force people to travel by train? Pushing them into trains? First they built in
1987 a meter gauge track (with BG civil structures) then in 1997 they tore up tracks and after 11 years completed the conversion work.
If lack of traffic is the problem then VSG-MAS should take the exactly same amount of time via UBL or via MAJN, use this route for such services as another option for the traveller, to fill up the empty seats. Even MAQ will get a MAS connection in exactly the same time as taken by the PGT route!! after all even with the ghats this is 100 km shorter.
I would personally prefer to relax in sleeper train than toss and turn in the middle of the night in my push-back seat as the buses take dangerous curves in the western ghats.
The railways has saved many lives by taking freight traffic away from the ghat roads, tankers from MAQ port and iron-ore lorries. It has saved the poor ghat road for buses. Karnataka might be not developing the ghat road with traffic jams causing delays of several hours, (thereby "forcing" people) but if you make it an expressway then same justification goes for making High speed rail (at least double track for starters).

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Jun 30 2011 (22:36)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 174386-47            Tags   Past Edits
Your observation about the day train is 100% correct. I can believe that because who will travel for 11 hours the whole day from morning to evening to get from MAQ to YPR? The night train is of course preferred.
Now if the railways use this to justify that there is no traffic on the route how logical is that?

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Jun 30 2011 (23:31)
vikas   24 blog posts
Re# 174386-49            Tags   Past Edits
because train is female gender, at least in hindi ;)

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May 30 2011 (22:50)  

Guest: 45b49126   show all posts
Entry# 174082            Tags   Past Edits
Some bloggers/members who are very likely to become admins in the near future-
Azar Sheikh Daund
Souvik Sarkar
Ta Ra Fa
Tejas Shekhar

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Jun 30 2011 (18:35)
vikas   24 blog posts
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@railfan86*: Re# 174082-44
Thanks! this was a difficult one! MMR - Manmad = Munmar (old) is relatively easy, CAPE - Kanyakumari = Cape Comorin (old) school history, Cawnpore for Kanpur is easy but the barracks part was interesting, old barracks from earlier than the first war of independence of course. The Lucknow residency flag-pole was shipped to Britain, never to fly the flag of independent India.

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Apr 21 2011 (23:29)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

vikas   24 blog posts
Entry# 144018            Tags   Past Edits
Finally with WDP4! Reason maybe now 7 AC coaches! Longest on KR?

Apr 21 2011 (23:34)
BMTIR*^~   21534 blog posts   7539 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 144018-1            Tags   Past Edits
But thats the only video with WDP-4-leates videos show it with WDM-3A
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