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Aug 11 (18:27)
General

Entry# 2115     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~
Switches and crossings - Components of turnout or switch

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Aug 11 (17:56)
Blog Post# 3703315-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:27)
Turnout or switch is a mechanical device that are used to guide the trains from one rail track to another. Following blogs explain components of turnout
Text source: click here
Picture source: click here

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Aug 11 (18:00)
Blog Post# 3703315-1     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:28)
Points (switch rails or point blades) are the movable rails which guide the wheels towards either the straight or the diverging track. They are tapered on most switches, but on stub switches they have square ends. In ordinary conversation, it is common to use the word “switch” when referring to a “turnout,” which is technically incorrect.
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Aug 11 (18:02)
Blog Post# 3703315-2     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:28)
Stock rails are the running rails immediately alongside of the switch rails against which the switch rails lay when in the closed position. The stock rails are otherwise ordinary rails that are machined, drilled, and bent as required to suit the design of the turnout switch and the individual switch point rails.
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Aug 11 (18:05)
Blog Post# 3703315-3     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:29)
Frog is a component placed where one rail crosses another, refers to the crossing point of two rails. The rest of the English-speaking world calls such units by the more obvious term “crossings.”
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Aug 11 (18:07)
Blog Post# 3703315-4     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:29)
Closure rails are the straight or curved rails that are positioned in between the heel of switch and the toe of frog.
Source: click here

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Aug 11 (18:09)
Blog Post# 3703315-5     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:29)
Guard rail (check rail) is a short piece of rail placed alongside the main (stock) rail opposite the frog. These exist to ensure that the wheels follow the appropriate flangeway through the frog and that the train does not derail.
Source: click here

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Aug 11 (18:17)
Blog Post# 3703315-6     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:30)
Heel block assemblies are units placed at the heel of the switch that provide a splice with the contiguous closure rail and a location for the switch point rail to pivot at a fixed spread distance from the stock rail.
Source: click here

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Aug 11 (18:19)
Blog Post# 3703315-7     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:30)
Switch point rail stops act as spacers between the switch point rail and the stock rail. Stops laterally support the switch point from flexing laterally under a lateral wheel load and thereby possibly exposing the open end of switch point rail to head-on contact from the next wheel.
Source: click here

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Aug 11 (18:21)
Blog Post# 3703315-8     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (18:30)
A switch operating device moves switch rails. Switch rails can be thrown (moved) from one orientation to another by either a hand-operated (manual) switch stand or a mechanically or electro-mechanically (power-operated) switch machine. In both cases, the operating devices are positioned at the beginning of the turnout opposite the switch-connecting rods near the point of the switch rails.
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Aug 11 (17:37)
General

Entry# 2114     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~
Track recording car

Aug 10 (23:32)
Blog Post# 3701265-4     
HOSAPETE ರೈಲು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿ~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (17:37)
Track recording car Pic credit : Mahesh k

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Aug 10 (23:48)
Blog Post# 3701265-6     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (17:38)
A track recording car is an automated track inspection vehicle on a rail transport system used to test several geometric parameters of the track without obstructing normal railroad operations. Some of the parameters generally measured include position, curvature, alignment of the track, smoothness, and the crosslevel of the two rails. The cars use a variety of sensors, measuring systems, and data management systems to create a profile of the track being inspected.
Source: click here
For more information regarding track recording car refer click here and click here

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Aug 11 (07:58)
Blog Post# 3701265-8     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 11 (17:39)
Every route has a periodic inspection of track quality using the track recording car. That's why we regularly see posts on IRI about RDSO coaches visiting some station with a WAP5 loco etc.
It's just that the Track recording coaches are managed by RDSO, who will use the data for their own research and design operations.
Aug 08 (10:39)
General

Entry# 2113     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~
Check rail

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Aug 08 (10:35)
Blog Post# 3693620-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 08 (10:39)
Photo of check rail
Picture source: Self

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Jul 28 2016 (14:59)
Blog Post# 1943444-5     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 08 (10:39)
It's called a 'Check Rail'. Usually you can see these on the inner side of curves. If a train derails on a curve, it will tend to move over the outer rail ( The wheel will climb over the outer edge of the curve). In that case, the inner wheel will touch this check rail and stop further outward movement. You can see these kinds of rails at points and switches also, where trains switch tracks.

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Jul 28 2016 (23:41)
Blog Post# 1943444-7     
Vinay~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 08 (10:40)
i think technical term used is ""gaurd rail",and yes it prevents wheels from derailing(extra stability),usually we can see them on bridges,under FOB's

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Jul 28 2016 (23:55)
Blog Post# 1943444-8     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Aug 08 (10:41)
Both terms are interchanged frequently. But normally, the term 'Guard rails' is used for the cases where there are 2 inner rails. These are usually seen on bridges and belo FOB's etc. The 'term 'check rail' is usually used for the cases like in the above pic, where the extra rail is on only one side of the tracks. However, there is no fixed definition for these terms I guess and I have seen people use both terms to refer to such track layouts.
Aug 05 2011 (11:59)
General

Entry# 488     
xxx
What are the rules and rates for conveyance of pets and other live animals?

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Aug 07 (14:34)
Blog Post# 3691582-0     
19710▶▶कामाख्या जयपुर कविगुरु एक्सप्रेस 19709◀◀^~   Added by: 19710▶▶कामाख्या जयपुर कविगुरु एक्सप्रेस 19709◀◀^~  Aug 07 (14:34)
Ques1..Can I take a pet along with me on the train? What is the process?
A: A passenger can take pet along with him in AC First Class or First Class only, provided he/she reserves either a two berth or a four berth compartment exclusively for his/her use, paying the due charges depending upon the type of train. Passengers travelling in other classes are not permitted to carry the pet along with them. But the pet can be booked and carried in the Luggage/Brake Van paying the charges depending upon the type of train. Specially designed Boxes are available in the Brake Van for this purpose. Passengers may contact the Parcel Office to book their pet.

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Jul 31 2013 (01:29)
Blog Post# 817801-0     
Sudarshan*^~   Added by: Tejas*^~  Jul 31 2013 (08:30)
Procedure to Cary pet small animals (Dogs Cats etc.) along..
1. Have to get a medical clearance certificate saying that the animal is fir to be transported. This certificate has to be obtained from a Government Veterinary Doctor.
2. Produce the certificate along with a filled in form for luggage booking and your travel details in the Railway parcel office to the officer in charge and pay the associated fees.
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A receipt/way bill copy is attached to the animal's neck.
4. Take the animal to the train in which you are travelling to the Guard's coach, usually in the tail of the train.
5. The parcel officer would come and handover details to the Guard.
6. Put the animal in the built-in cage that is provided in the guard's compartment (Pic enclosed)
7. Lock the door of the cage and proceed to your seats/coaches for your travel
8. Get down from the train at desired station, get assistance from Guard and local parcel office to get your animal released to you.

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Dec 07 2011 (08:23)
Blog Post# 299470-0     
sudhir~   Added by: Tejas*^~  Dec 07 2011 (08:25)
I found the RULES FOR CARRYING PETS,DOGS,HORSES OTHER LIVE ANIMALS AND BIRDS on train enquiry.com Thought it would be useful to some of us
click here (Dec 7, 2011)
RULES FOR CARRYING PETS,DOGS,HORSES OTHER LIVE ANIMALS AND BIRDS Risk:-(1)Under section 77-A of the Indian Railway Act,the liability of Railways as carriers of animals is limited as specfied below,unless the sender elects to pay the percentage charge on value as shown in the Rule 1301:- Per Head Elephants Rs.1500/- Horses Rs.750/- Mules,Camels or Horned Cattle Rs.200/- Donkeys,sheep,goats,dogs and other animals or birds Rs.30/-
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(2)The sender or his authorized agent is required to declare the value of each animal on the Forwarding Note when the value of an animal exceeds the amount specified above.The sender or his authorised agentmust also record in the Forwarding Note whether he engages to pay the notified percentage charge on value.Should he elect no to pay the notified percentage value on value,the animal will be accepted for carriage under the terms and conditions of Section 77-A of Indian Railway Act. (3)The Railway will not be liable for the loss,destruction or damage arising from freight or restiveness of the animal or from overloading of vehicle or wagon by the consigner or his agent or delay not caused by the negligence or misconduct of their servants,irrespective of whether the sender has engaged to pay the percentage charge on value or not. (4)Railway will not be responsible for the loss,destruction,damage, deterioration or non_delivery of animals after the termination of transit as defined in Rule 153. RULE AND RATES FOR CONVEYANCE OF DOGS:(1)Dogs when carried in the break-van and/or A.C.C. and first class passenger compartments will be charged for at Scale 'L'(luggage Rates)on the basis of weights indicated below,subject to a minimum charge of Rs.10/- per dog,charges being Prepaid:- When carried in break_van(Dog-Box) 30 Kgs When carried in passengers compartments 60 Kgs "Seeing Eye" dog travelling with a blind person in the compartment(First class) will,however,be charged the same tariff as for dogs carried in brake_van. The dogs must be provided with Collars and Chains.Owners should make their own arrangements for food and water for the dog during the journey.Dogs detected unbooked will be charged at six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/- (2)A passenger travelling in First Aircondition class or first class may take a dog into the compartment only with the concurrence of fellow passengers on payment of charges vide Clause(1) above.The charges are to be prepaid.If fellow passengers subsequently object to the dog remainig in the compartment,it will be removed to the Guard's van,no refund being given.Dogs detected unbooked with the passenger in IA and Ist class compartments will be charged six times the Luggage scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-. A lady travelling alone with childrenunder 12 years of age in a first class compartment may take with her in the compartment one dog on payment of charges at the Dog Box Rates,subject to a minimum of Rs.10/-provided that if another lady enters the compartment,the dog can only be allowed to remain in the compartment with her consent.Any dog detected unbooked will be charged at double the dog-box rate for the distance up to the point of detection and at the dog-box rate for the distance beyond the total charge being subject to a minimum of Rs.20/- for each dog. (3)Dogs are not allowed to be carried in ACC Sleeper Coaches,Acc chair car coaches sleeper class and second class coaches.If a dog is found being carried in contravention of this rule,it will be removed immediately to the brake-van and charges will be levied six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/- (4)Charge for dog carried in reserved compartments will be levied at the dog-box rate.Any dog tetected unbooked will be charged six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/- (5)Large dogs which cannot be carried in the dog-box of a brake van will be carried in a special vehicle at the same rates and conditions as for horses.

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Aug 05 2011 (11:49)
Blog Post# 215421-0     
ThE BoSs*^~   Added by: xxx  Aug 05 2011 (11:59)
Q. RULE AND RATES FOR CONVEYANCE OF DOGS???
Ans. Dogs when carried in the break-van and/or A.C.C. and first class passenger compartments will be charged for at Scale 'L'(luggage Rates)on the basis of weights indicated below, subject to a minimum charge of Rs.10/- per dog, charges being Prepaid: When carried in break_van (Dog-Box) 30 Kgs When carried in passengers compartments 60 Kgs "Seeing Eye" dog traveling with a blind person in the compartment (First class) will, however, be charged the same tariff as for dogs carried in brake_van. The dogs must be provided with Collars and Chains. Owners should make their own arrangements for food and water for the dog during the journey. Dogs detected unbooked will be charged at six times
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the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-
A passenger traveling in First Air condition class or first class may take a dog into the compartment only with the concurrence of fellow passengers on payment of charges vide Clause(1) above. The charges are to be prepaid. If fellow passengers subsequently object to the dog remainig in the compartment, it will be removed to the Guard's van, no refund being given. Dogs detected unbooked with the passenger in IA and Ist class compartments will be charged six times the Luggage scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-. A lady travelling alone with children under 12 years of age in a first class compartment may take with her in the compartment one dog on payment of charges at the Dog Box Rates, subject to a minimum of Rs.10/-provided that if another lady enters the compartment, the dog can only be allowed to remain in the compartment with her consent. Any dog detected unbooked will be charged at double the dog-box rate for the distance up to the point of detection and at the dog-box rate for the distance beyond the total charge being subject to a minimum of Rs.20/- for each dog.
Dogs are not allowed to be carried in ACC Sleeper Coaches, Acc chair car coaches sleeper class and second class coaches.If a dog is found being carried in contravention of this rule, it will be removed immediately to the brake-van and charges will be levied six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-
Charge for dog carried in reserved compartments will be levied at the dog-box rate. Any dog tetected unbooked will be charged six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-
Large dogs which cannot be carried in the dog-box of a brake van will be carried in a special vehicle at the same rates and conditions as for horses.
*Rules and rates for charging bicycles, tricycles motor bicycles and tricycles with auto-wheel attachments, side carts, go-carts, perambulators, rickshaws etc.

Apr 27 2013 (05:02)
News Entry# 131089  Travelling with pets in train cheap but complicated  
Posted by: Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~   Added by: Tejas*^~  Jul 31 2013 (08:32)
GURGAON: Travelling with dogs by train is cheaper as compared to air travel, but it is quite complicated at the same time. Railways allows dog in first air conditioned class coaches of the train, otherwise dogs will be put in the brake van of the train along with luggage. However, despite permission to travel with your pet in the first class, if anyone objects to it, the pet will be put in the brake van irrespective of the fact the passenger has paid all the charges. Even if one decides to keep one's pets in the break van of the train, the owner will have to put the pet into a cage, make him wear a collar and a leash. Besides that, it will be the owner's responsibility to feed the dog during traveling. So, during long journey, as it is not possible for the owner to go and keep a...
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tab on the pet, it becomes difficult for both the pet and the owner. Pets, especially dogs, who are accustomed to move freely in the house or sleep on sofas or beds do not like to be caged and so many pet owners do not prefer to carry their dogs by train. There are few trains which has in-built coop in the guard's coach of the train, where one can put his or her dog during travel. But the only hitch is that only one dog can be transported through this way as there is only one such coop in the train. Two dogs could be allowed, in case they belong to the same owner. Two dogs of two different owners are not allowed in this one coop as there are chances of fighting between them. A passenger who has decided to take the pet dog in break van or the coop is required to reach railway station well before in time and visit the cargo dispatch department, where charges according to weight of dog will be charged and name tag with other dispatch details written on a cardboard is put around dog's neck. The cost is quite cheap and it could be ascertained by the fact that for a dog weighing around 10kg, one will have shell out not more than Rs 100. Rules for conveyance of dogs through train (courtesy Indian railways) Dogs when carried in the break- van, air conditioned first class passenger compartments will be charged luggage rates on the basis of weights subject to a minimum charge of Rs10 per dog, but not allowed in air conditioned sleeper coaches, ac chair car coaches sleeper class and second class coaches. When carried in break-van (dog- box) 30 kg is allowed, for passengers compartments 60 kg Owners to provide collars and chains and make their own arrangements for food and water for the dog during the journey. A passenger travelling in first air condition class or first class may take a dog into the compartment only with the concurrence of fellow passengers on payment of charges If fellow passengers subsequently object to the dog remaining in the compartment, it will be removed to the guard's van, no refund being given. A woman travelling alone with children under 12 years of age in a first class compartment may take with her in the compartment one dog on payment of charges at the dog box rates, provided that if another woman enters the compartment, the dog can only be allowed to remain in the compartment with her consent.
May 02 2017 (12:14)
Train Classes

Entry# 1984     
16057 sapthagiri express 16058^
some facts on SHATABDI EXPRESS

Ques2.What is Shatabdi express?
A: Shatabdi Express trains are a series of fast (called superfast in India) passenger trains operated by Indian Railways to connect Metro cities with other cities important for tourism, pilgrimage or business. The Shatabdi are among the fastest trains in India and the Indian Railways considers them as prestigious. They have a regular speed of about 130 km/h (81 mph). Currently there are 22 shatabdi trains under operation.

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May 02 2017 (11:31)
Blog Post# 2259276-0     
In a relationship with poorva exp😎😎^~   Added by: 16057 sapthagiri express 16058^  May 02 2017 (12:14)
SOME FACTS ABOUT SHATABDI EXPRESS

•FIRST SHATABDI - NDLS JHS shatabdi exp (later extended to BPL) in 1988
• MOST RECENT SHATABDI - 12085/86 DBRG GHY shatabdi exp & 12087/88 GHY NHLN Shatabdi exp
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SHATABDI - 12001/02 HBJ NDLS shatabdi exp (85kmph and 90 kmph)
•SECOND FASTEST SHATABDI - 12033/34 CNB NDLS shatabdi exp (83kmph and 90kmph)
•SLOWEST SHATABDI - 12039/40 NDLS KGM shatabdi exp (50kmph and 51kmph)
•SECOND SLOWEST SHATABDI - 12017/18 NDLS DDN shatabdi exp (53kmph and 55kmph)
•FASTEST DIESEL HAULED SHATABDI - 12025/26 PUNE SC shatabdi exp (70kmph and 71kmph)
•SECOND FASTEST DIESEL HAULED SHATABDI - 12041/42 HWH NJP shatabdi exp (69kmph and 70kmph)
•SLOWEST DIESEL HAULED SHATABDI - 12039/40 NDLS KGM shatabdi exp (50kmph and 51kmph)
•SECOND SLOWEST DIESEL HAULED SHATABDI - 12087/88 GHY NHLN shatabdi exp (55kmph and 55kmph)
•LONGEST SHATABDI (DISTANCE) - 12001/02 HBJ NDLS shatabdi (702km)
•SHORTEST SHATABDI (DISTANCE) - 12035/36 AF JP shatabdi exp (240.4km)
•SHATABDI WITH MOST NO OF COACHES - 12003/04 LKO NDLS swarna shatabdi exp (20 coaches- 2EC, 2EOG, 16CC)
•SHATABDI WITH LEAST NO OF COACHES - 12035/36 AF JP shatabdi exp (7coaches - 1EC, 2EOG, 4CC)
•SHATABDI WITH MOST NO OF HALTS - 8 intermediate stops by 12001/2 HBJ NDLS and 12047/48 NDLS FZR shatabdi exp
•SHATABDI WITH LEAST NO OF HALTS - 2 intermediate hlats by 12034 NDLS CNB, 12035/36 AF JP. 12007/08 MAS MYS, 12027/28 SBC MAS shatabdi exp
•LONGEST NON STOP RUN BY A SHATABDI - 275.9km by 12034 NDLS CNB shatabdi exp between GZB and ETW
•SHORTEST NON STOP RUN BY A SHATABDI - 4.2km between SBC and BNC by 12027/28 SBC MAS shatabdi exp
•SHATABDI WITH NO EC - 12085/86 DBRG GHY and 12087/88 GHY NHLN shatabdi exp
•SHATABDI WITH CHANGE IN TRACTION FROM ELECTRIC TO DIESEL - 12007/08 MAS MYS shatabdi exp (LC at SBC)
•SHATABDI WITH A RAKE REVERSAL - 12087/88 GHY NHLN shatabdi exp (LR at RNY), 12017/18 DDN NDLS shatabdi exp (LR at SRE), 12043/44 NDLS MOGA shatabdi exp (LR at LDH)
•ZONE WITH HIGHEST NO OF SHATABDI - NR (14)
•ZONE WITH SECOND HIGHEST NO OF SHATABDI - NFR (3)

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