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Pran Pratim Ghosh
Aug 21 2017 (11:49)
Aug 21 2017 (11:48)   Himsagar Express (PT)/16317   Train - Train Name/Number

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Number: 16317
Train Name: Himsagar Express
Regional Name: ஹிம்சாகர் விரைவு வண்டி
Hindi Name: हिमसागर एक्सप्रेस
Inaugural Run: 1984-10-03

Jan 27 2017 (15:26)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 1162222
by: Cheetah*^~
Number: 16317
Train Name: Himsagar Express
Regional Name: ஹிம்சாகர் விரைவு வண்டி
Hindi Name: हिमसागर एक्सप्रेस

Aug 21 2017 (12:03)
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Introduced as 907/908 Jammu Tawi - Kanyakumari 'Himsagar' weekly superfast express. It used to follow the time-table of the Kerala express between NDLS and TVC and used to skip many major stations like the Kerala express ( used to skip AGC and BPQ initially although they were added very soon). It used to run via AJJ bypass-RU-Gudur. Around 1987, the train lost it's name for a while, after it was diverted via Madras. About this time, the Madras-Jammu Tawi Janata express's ( present day Andaman express ) frequency was reduced and the Himsagar used to run in the same time slot between Madras and Jammu Tawi (including a 4 hour halt at Madras Central!). From
July 1st, 1992, the Himsagar was again diverted via RU-Gudur, and it's schedule was sped up to match that of the Navyug express (introduced in 1990).
It had a long halt in NDLS primarily for military personnel, something that still continues today probably because of it's slot sharing with the Andaman express.

Aug 21 2017 (12:05)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   23623 blog posts   100336 correct pred (75% accurate)
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907/8 & SF ?

Aug 21 2017 (12:12)
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Yes, it used to be a SF train running almost on the same slot as the Kerala express (was only marginally slower). Later, as the Kerala express' frequency was increased, this one was rerouted via MAS and lost it's SF tag. It has remained as a normal express since then.

Aug 21 2017 (22:01)
dgmdutpjrmm~   174 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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very useful info.
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Aug 20 2017 (01:21)
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This seems to be an old SER coach. Many coaches from SER used to have an extra '8' (SER's zonal number) as the third digit in the coach number. I had seen such coaches with MAS-HWH mail.

Aug 20 2017 (01:27)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   23623 blog posts   100336 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Very much possible, as in '93 SECR was not yet formed.

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Aug 19 2017 (16:20)   16589/Rani Chennamma Express

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22 years of Rani Chennamma Express completed on 15th August. The lifeline between Bengaluru and Mumbai-Karnataka region.

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Aug 20 2017 (01:11)
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Thanks for tagging me Sir. :)
If you go by the name, then it is a relatively new train. However, there was a MG train that used to run in pretty much the same time slot and with a similar slip coach arrangement (Not much speed-up after gauge conversion).
The oldest train on the route was the Bangalore - Poona mail introduced around 1900 ( The present day 12609/10 and this mail were used to provide a through connection to Vasco and Poona
from Madras). It was a painfully slow train taking 2 nights and a day between Bangalore and Poona. Later it was curtailed to Miraj after the gauge conversion and continued running as the Bangalore-Miraj mail until the line was closed for gauge conversion. There were proposals to revive it as a Bangalore-Bombay mail after the conversion, but that never materialized.
In the 1950's, a new Bangalore-Poona express was introduced (infamous for an accident near Belgaum) that was later renamed and restarted as the Mahalaxmi express in 1977 when Miraj-Pune section was transferred to CR. This too doesn't run today.
In 1966, after SCR was formed, they proposed another train between Bangalore and Poona, that would be faster than the mail by half a day. But the gauge conversion between Miraj and Poona had started by then, and instead, the new train was introduced as the Bangalore - Miraj Karnataka express, departing from Bangalore at 8 PM and reaching Miraj at 2 PM the next day. It had slip coaches from to Vasco, that were detached at Londa. This train lost it's name after KK was introduced. Rani Chennamma is pretty much a descendant of this erstwhile Karnataka express.
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Aug 10 2017 (10:47)   12724/Telangana Express (PT)

Saurabh®~   2873 blog posts   42 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2375827            Tags   Past Edits
Want to create a list of trains having stoppages in one direction only due to technical reasons or other misc reasons :
1. Telangana exp at ballabhgarh nzm
2. Bangaluru raj at gtl
3. Dakshin exp at ajni
Tamil nadu Exp at nzm
5. Deccan queen at dadar/karjat(bankers attachment)
6. BGKT - bangaluru sf exp at malleswaram
7. Gangasagar exp at raniganj
8. Most of the trains going towards chennai from arakkonam at perambur
9. GT Exp at bellampalli, faridabad
10. karnavati exp at maninagar
11. Fzr janta exp and saurashtra janta exp at virar
11. Lokshakti exp at maninagar
12. pune intercity exp at shivajinagar
13. Most of the train going towards howrah from kharagpur at santragachi
14. Coimabtore LTT exp at daund
15. Hussain sagar exp at dadar
16. Siddheshwar Exp at madha
17. chennai CSTM mail,konark exp,sahyadri exp at thane
18. Shivnath Exp between bilaspur to gevra road
19. 24 coacher trains going towards nagpur from itarasi at dhrakhoh and maramjhiri (for bankers attachment)
20. Bagh exp at SRP, JMU, LKR, BRYA, DKGS, NAZJ, UJP
22. Coromandal exp, ghy-sbc/tvc,swarnjayanti millenium,ers-pnbe sf exp at ongole
23. Matsyagandha Exp at khed,mangaon
24. Kerala exp at Faridabad,tvp
25. Chennai allepy exp at idapalli
26. Exp/Mail trains going towards manmad from mumbai at kasara,igatpuri ( bankers attachment)
suggest add ons to this list

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Aug 11 2017 (14:42)
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Coromandel Express. The Dn train has halts at OGL and SRC, while the Up train skips these stations.

Aug 11 2017 (17:05)
Saurabh®~   2873 blog posts   42 correct pred (70% accurate)
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