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May 07 2017 (16:44)   12627/Karnataka Express (PT)

rednivaram   107 blog posts
Entry# 2267051            Tags   Past Edits
The almost 40 year old, prestigious (but no-longer?) train that the Karnataka Express is, still runs on an ICF rake. How soon is it likely to run on LHB rakes?

33 posts - Sun May 07, 2017

1 posts - Mon May 08, 2017

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May 08 2017 (11:31)
Guest: 6ccef1bf   show all posts
Re# 2267051-37            Tags   Past Edits
MAS-NZM garib rath lies waste at MAS for more than 4 days. Its a big waste, especially with no new GRs being introduced. It should be run to PUNE in my opinion. MAS/SBC-PUNE requires a high priority train desperately.

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May 08 2017 (11:36)
Guest: 6ccef1bf   show all posts
Re# 2267051-40            Tags   Past Edits
The CBC coupling makes LHB coaches a lot safer than ICF and makes them almost derailment proof. Plus MPS increases to 130. Though it does not matter to KK till MMR, after that it can be speeded up with LHB. You can see SC duronto derailment. There were very few casualties due to LHB coaches. Weekly trains are getting LHB across IR due to less requirement of rakes. Be it anga or 16502 recently. Instead of rusting the rakes to get 100 coaches to make KK LHB, the zone simply allots it to 4 different trains!

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May 08 2017 (11:53)
Guest: 6ccef168   show all posts
Re# 2267051-46            Tags   Past Edits
Anga Fri to Sat is primary maintenance essential for any train.

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May 08 2017 (15:39)
rednivaram   107 blog posts
Re# 2267051-50            Tags   Past Edits
Once again, to repeat myself, I have lovely memories of my travels by the Karnataka Express. I have no hatred towards SWR or the Karnataka Express. :)

  
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May 08 2017 (18:57)
Guest: 188b8010   show all posts
Re# 2267051-51            Tags   Past Edits
I never meant that sir! everyone enjoys a ride in KK :)

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May 06 2017 (20:31)   12295/Sanghamitra SF Express (PT)

rednivaram   107 blog posts
Entry# 2266097            Tags   Past Edits
Do 12295/96 deserve at least 2 more GN coaches - one on each end?

2 posts - Sat May 06, 2017

  
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May 06 2017 (21:41)
prashantg077~   2168 blog posts
Re# 2266097-3            Tags   Past Edits
Only 2 GS coach is not at all sufficient, when compared to 12539 Lko Express , Sangha deserves more GS coaches

  
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May 06 2017 (22:25)
rednivaram   107 blog posts
Re# 2266097-4            Tags   Past Edits
I was thinking additional 2. Not feasible? For a daily long distance train, it seems to be WL for almost a month.

  
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May 06 2017 (22:31)
rednivaram   107 blog posts
Re# 2266097-5            Tags   Past Edits
Good idea. That may not possible in 2017. Maybe they will add in 2018. Even if they do, is it likely to be a daily train? More likely twice/thrice a week. The good part is that it may end up being faster than the Sanghamitra Express! :)
The difference in GN and 2S seems to Rs 350/- for the end-to-end ticket (510 vs 860). I had not checked this aspect earlier. Maybe if one can afford a GN ticket, paying for 2S is not a big ask after all.

  
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May 06 2017 (22:34)
rednivaram   107 blog posts
Re# 2266097-6            Tags   Past Edits
I had not checked the difference in fare, end-to-end, before my original post. It seems to be only Rs 350 (510 vs 860). Perhaps for people doing a long distance journey on the Sanghamitra, the 2S fare is within their reach?

  
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May 07 2017 (07:09)
Balaji Sunder*^~   1795 blog posts   5170 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2266097-7            Tags   Past Edits
additional 2 is not possible as its already has 24 coaches.
  
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May 06 2017 (20:34)  

rednivaram   107 blog posts
Entry# 2266099            Tags   Past Edits
Arrival of 16236 Mysuru - Tuticorin Express at SBC on 3 May 2017
Slow n steady arrival... slightly early too. Loco pilot stopped half a coach early, so indicators on platform 5 for coach location ended up being incorrect.
I was getting in the way of passengers running towards the general coaches in the front
  
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Feb 02 2017 (14:21)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

rednivaram   107 blog posts
Entry# 2148974            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
SWR negligence
What a sad state of affairs for one of THE oldest trains of southern India. By clubbing the rake sharing with Karnataka Express, and not providing for a spare rake in winter, throughout Jan 2017, this "Mail" has been reduced to a "Day" train so many times. Passengers be damned! Book elsewhere if you want an overnight journey! :(

  
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Feb 03 2017 (12:35)
Railfan Z*^~   11556 blog posts   2583 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2148974-1            Tags   Past Edits
Well, the sad part is, there isn't even an "elsewhere" to go. Barring a couple of days, Sunday NOT being one of them, Mail is the only overnight option for SBC-MAS. Where does the HUGE Sunday crowd vanish? None of SWR's business it seems.

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rednivaram   107 blog posts
Entry# 2011894            Tags   Past Edits
Not related to Indian Railways...but lots of steam engines to admire in this instrumental video
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