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Blog Posts by nandana18
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Rail Fanning
Apr 11 2016 (19:17)  

nandana18   12 blog posts
Entry# 1799158            Tags   Past Edits
Journeyers and a sojourn of Dadar - Tirunelveli express in a candid morning at Margao Railway station. Journey in 22629 is a joy. Through out the way the train passes through various picturesque places.
General Travel
Jan 10 2015 (17:31)  

nandana18   12 blog posts
Entry# 1336466            Tags   Past Edits
Lately I m observing a suffix of New halt!! with some stations. Can any one tell me what is this? I belong to Mantralayam Road Railway Station (MALM). This also has now changed Mantralayam Road New Halt!!. Any specific reason behind this?
General Travel
Dec 29 2013 (15:28)  

nandana18   12 blog posts
Entry# 949476            Tags   Past Edits
Off late I am observing station names are being suffixed a number, in brackets. Ex: NZM(7), MTJ*10), PUNE(6), HRR(3), MYS(6) etc. Can any one tell me what these numbers are indicating?

Dec 29 2013 (15:28)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19811 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
Re# 949476-1            Tags   Past Edits
PF s

Dec 29 2013 (15:28)
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Re# 949476-2            Tags   Past Edits
No.of Platforms available at that particular station...

Dec 29 2013 (15:29)
Metre Gauge*^~   3864 blog posts   13526 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 949476-3            Tags   Past Edits
No. of Platforms in a station.

Dec 29 2013 (15:40)
nandana18   12 blog posts
Re# 949476-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for the reply, I could guess it but confused as there several major stations where no number (number of available PFs) is given. Ex. Sangli. (SLI) Palas (PSA). Any information on this?
Rail Fanning
Mar 28 2013 (19:48)  

nandana18   12 blog posts
Entry# 707401            Tags   Past Edits
The SWR used to have the world famous landmark of Stone Chariot of Hampi as its logo. Very few of the locos had it printed on their hood. But for my surprise I recently observed loco 40036 having a different logo!!. Why did this change occur? Is there any reason? The previous logo was very antique, where as the newer looks like a commercial one.
Rail Fanning
Mar 28 2013 (18:42)  

nandana18   12 blog posts
Entry# 707340            Tags   Past Edits
Who is the authority to allot locos to trains? What are the measurements to provide engines to trains?. I have verity of questions regarding this.
Ex. The Karnataka Express is actually a Bangalore bound train. But it never runs on SWR Locos. A CNB / BSL WAP4 is often seen hauling this train till ET, and from ET the famous WDM3A/3D twins bring the train to SBC.
1) What is the benefit that ET Shed or WCR getting by providing a loco from their shed to some other zone?
Which shed will bear the expenses that are incurred during the run of these huge machines?
3) Why dont the UBL or KJM locos pull the Karnataka express till ET?
4) Why cant the loco change take place at MMR? I have seen Karnataka Samparka Kranti getting loco changed from WDP4 to a WAP4.

Mar 28 2013 (18:46)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30227 blog posts   98200 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 707340-1            Tags   Past Edits
1. No benefit. It is just operational convenience, links decided by Railway Board.
2. Expenses borne by IR as a whole (Not too sure on this)
3. Again, a Railway Board
policy. Even we feel the same that SWR locos should haul this train.
4. A valid question, but since ET Alco twins are hauling at present, loco change takes place at ET so that twins return home.

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Mar 28 2013 (18:58)
Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5965 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 707340-3            Tags   Past Edits
I have once seen a Bangalore Hubli passenger both in SWR being Hauled by KZJ Loco from SCR.....

Mar 28 2013 (19:01)
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Re# 707340-4            Tags   Past Edits
Another such eg, 15629/15929 Chennai Egmore Guwahati/Dibrugarh Exp gets a HWH WAP4 from DGR-VSKP,whether it doesnt even touch HWH,similarly it occassionally gets KGP WDM 3A & regular link is UDL WDM 2A b/w UDL-DBRG...Train doesnt belong to ER/SER..But ER/SER is helping NFR Train to run,same way as NFR helping 12345(ER),12331(ER) with a SGUJ WDP4

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Mar 28 2013 (19:18)
nandana18   12 blog posts
Re# 707340-6            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks Soumitra. But I still wonder about the RB policies. Like all other departments of government IR does not have common set of rules. They all follow some common rules on give and take / borrow system. As such putting indent to the concerned authority, getting them sanctioned, purchasing and then making payment to the concerned organisation (What ever may be the reason). IR stands unique by having a centralized system of bearing expenses. (correct me if I am wrong). Eager to explore more on assigning Locos.

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Mar 28 2013 (19:28)
nandana18   12 blog posts
Re# 707340-9            Tags   Past Edits
Very Interesting to see all these loco activities. But still it makes me curious about the methods of linking them. Who will instruct the Loco shed managers to link the locos (that are under their control) to a train? (whether or not the train belongs that particular zone)
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