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Sep 30 2019 (14:08)
Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

Entry# 2206     
What is CBC coupling?

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Jan 01 2018 (18:52)
Blog Post# 2959547-0     
12471🔛Swaraj SF Express🔛12472^~   Added by: RF SHANKU^~  Sep 30 2019 (14:08)
What Is Centre Buffer Couple (CBC).
Coupling facilitates inter connection of rolling stock to form a train. Due to certain limitations of age old srew coupling system, CBC becomes the most useful & viable choice. There are certain features of CBC which makes it an unanimous choice & extensively used in most of the freight cars, EMU coaches & all of the LHB coaches of Indian Railways.
Saliant Features
transmits both draft & buffing load between vehicles and to/ from under-frame. It absorb high frequency forces during impact & dissipates low frequency forces to protect the vehicle from damage. It has got multi functional units like Draft+Buffing & Automatic FP+BP connections.
Advantages of CBC
Automatic coupling type & Quick detachment possible, which in turn is safe for shunting staff & reduces time required.
Less staff for uncoupling.
Prevention of uncoupling in the event of derailment/accident.
Anti-climbing feature (for LHB coaches) to prevent damage to life & property during accident.
Types of CBC adopted in IR
AAR E/F type used in wagons.
AAR(H) type Tight lock used in LHB coaches.
Dellner Coupler used in LHB coaches.
Rigid Type Schaku coupler used in DMU/EMUs.
Slackless drawbar in BLC wagons.
Transition coupling (e.g. in BOBYN).
Hook type in MG/NG stocks.
Main Components of CBC
Coupler body - Knuckle - Lock.
Knuckle thrower.
Lock lifter assly.
Yoke,Yoke pin,Yoke pin support.
Striker casting.
Draft Gear.
Uncoupling device.
Back Stop
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Sep 24 2019 (12:52)

Entry# 2205     
Jayashree ❖ Amita^
What is Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) ?

Sep 24 2019 (12:42)
Blog Post# 4436674-0     
✌️🌟Kanpur Central🌟✌️^~   Added by: Jayashree ❖ Amita^  Sep 24 2019 (12:52)
What is Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) ?
The Indian Railways has big potential to develope goods transportation. In recent years, industrialisation and growing international trade along existing Eastern and Western Routes has led to the demand for additional capacity for rail freight transportation. To develope the freight traffic infratructure, the Government has designed an expansion drive in the form of Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC). In the first phase, two corridors-the Western DFC (1504 route km) and Eastern DFC (Estimated 1856 route km)- with a total length of about 3360 route km were launched. Construction responsibility of DFCs is with Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited.
The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle set up under the administrative control of Ministry of Railways to undertake planning & development, mobilization of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of the Dedicated Freight Corridors.
Objective of DFC
To create world-class rail infrastructure with advanced technology and knowledge to carry higher throughput per train.
To improve overall transport efficiency.
To offer customer guaranteed, faster transit, energy efficient, environment-friendly transport.
To encourage total supply chain management.
Reduce the unit cost of transport logistics.
Increase Rail share in the freight market.
DFCCIL has been set up with 100% equity by Ministry of Railways and registered as a company under the Companies Act 1956 on 30th October, 2006. The cration of the DFCs is due to saturation in rail transportation capacity of the Railways on the Golden Quadrilateral routes. Railways’ network linking the four metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Howrah, along with its two diagonals (Delhi-Chennai and Mumbai-Howrah) is commonly known as the Golden Quadrilateral. The Golden Quadrilateral has a total route length of 10,122 km and carries more than 58% of its revenue earning freight traffic. It is to generate additional freight transportation facilities, that the two DFCs are designed.
The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and Eastern Dedicated Fright Corridor
The Dedicated Freight Corridors have two wings- the Western DFC and the Eastern DFC. The Western Corridor connecting Dadri in NCR Delhi to Mumbai – Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), will go through six states- Uttar Pradesh, Delhi NCR, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. It is the Western DFC that provides the connectivity of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
The Eastern Corridor, starting from Dankuni in West Bengal will pass through the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to terminate at Ludhiana in Punjab.
Traffic on EDFC comprises of coal for the power plants in the northern region of India from Coalfields located in state of Bihar, Jharkhand and Bengal, finished steel, food grains, cement, fertilizer, limestone from Rajasthan to steel plants in the east and general goods.
The Western DFC will join Eastern DFC at Dadri.
Both these Dedicated Freight Corridors offer high-speed connectivity for High Axle Load Wagons (25 Tonne) of Double Stacked Container supported by high power locomotives.
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May 13 2019 (11:37)

Entry# 2194     
sreerup kol^~
What are the Salient Features (Length, Tare Weight, Pay Load, Gross Load, Axle Load and Permissible Speed) of different Goods Wagons and other wagons in Indian Railways?

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May 13 2019 (00:39)
Blog Post# 4315804-0     
sreerup kol^~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 13 2019 (11:37)
2. TARE WEIGHT (in ton)
3. PAY LOAD (in ton)
GROSS LOAD (in ton)
5. AXLE LOAD (in ton)

Jul 28 2019 (16:36)
Blog Post# 4315804-10     
sreerup kol^~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  Jul 28 2019 (16:44)
This is the updated data....of Current FYI....
Jul 21 2019 (13:05)

Entry# 2204     
16591🔸Hampi Express🔸16592^~
Criteria for construction of a ROB/RUB in lieu of Level Crossing (LC)

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Jul 21 2019 (13:00)
Blog Post# 4383911-0     
16591🔸Hampi Express🔸16592^~   Added by: 16591🔸Hampi Express🔸16592^~  Jul 21 2019 (13:05)
IR will propose to eliminate a level crossing only when they undertake doubling of a track or when traffic rises beyond a threshold. A rule says the Centre and the State should contribute equally to any such project. The rule mandates that a ROB, with cost equally split, can be built if the number of Train Vehicle Units (TVU) crosses one lakh, or the LC gate is required to be closed for train passage 12 or more times within a 24-hour period. TVU is the total number of trains that passes through the LC multiplied by the number of vehicles that cuts across the Crossing in 24 hours. TVU increases when more trains are run during doubling, quadrupling and line electrification. Road traffic is blocked for long periods during these times. Often, ROB or RUB projects are considered only when the local MLA or MP takes interest to get an undertaking...
from the State that it would fund 50% of the cost and allot the required land. But the State can fund 100% of the cost on low capacity lines where the Railways don’t see the need to eliminate LCs. The Yelahanka-Devanahalli route, with only two-three trains is a good example
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Jul 19 2019 (22:40)
Train Connections/Directions

Entry# 2203     
Bella Ciao^~
Why few Indian neighbour countries are not connected with Railway?

Jul 19 2019 (13:09)
Blog Post# 4382071-2     
CircarExpress^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:40)
Pakistan and Bangladesh were just parts of British India before partition. So the British constructed a lot of railway lines to these regions and there was a large flow of passenger and freight traffic at that time. Whatever lines we have now to these countries, were laid decades ago before independence. Just to maintain some connectivity, some of these lines have been reopened now.
Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar, were different.
Sri Lanka is an island, requiring a 30-35km long bridge over the the Bay of Bengal to get a
rail connection. This was in fact surveyed by the British, but there realized that it was uneconomical and that boat ferries would do a better job. Also, the bridge would severely affect the movement of ships and interfere with the marine life movement in the area. Now, it is an unnecessary expenditure as the flow of traffic between Sri Lanka and India isn't much. Freight is better served by ships and passengers by flights.
Bhutan was never directly ruled by the British. So historically, there wasn't much flow of traffic between Bhutan and British India. The country is also entirely hilly, making railways a very difficult proposition. That's why there were no historical rail connections. Even now, the expenditure in laying a railway line to Bhutan would be enormous considering the tunnels, cuttings and viaducts required to cross the mountains. This again, is unnecessary considering the low amount of traffic.So, no serious interest from both governments.

Jul 19 2019 (13:15)
Blog Post# 4382071-3     
CircarExpress^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:41)
Nepal too, was never ruled by the British. However, Nepal's rulers were pro-British, and received a lot of assistance from them (Though they did have some wars initially).
As a result, there used to be 2 major lines connecting Nepal and India. An NG line from Jaynagar (in India) and an MG line from Raxaul. The MG from Raxaul fell into disuse in the 70's. The NG line from Jaynagar used to operate until recently and is now being replaced with a BG line.
As Nepal
was a completely land-locked country without little scope for industrial traffic, these NG and MG lines were sufficient for the traffic in those days. So, no major railway connections were ever developed. But with Nepal becoming strategically important due to China's growing influence, a proer BG connection is now in progress.

Jul 19 2019 (13:22)
Blog Post# 4382071-4     
CircarExpress^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:41)
Myanmar is a more interesting case. It was also a British colony and was at one time ruled as a part of British India. All pre-independence Railway board reports also contain information about railways in Myanmar( then Burma). And works were started at one time, to connect the Indian subcontinent with Myanmar with an MG line.
India's eastern border with Myanmar is completely hilly, with a very extreme terrain.This makes running any railway lines through Nagaland, Manipur or Mizoram essentially impossible.
The only possible route is through Bangladesh. The construction of a
railway line from Chittagong (now in Bangladesh) was started at one time to connect to Myanmar. With this route, passengers would have been able to travel through Calcutta or any of the numerous meter gauge routes in Assam/West Bengal to the Western bank of the Padma river near Dhaka, take a ferry to Dhaka and then take a meter gauge train to go to Myanmar through Chittagong.
However, when this project was progressing, the world wars broke out and construction was put on hold. After the end of WW2, before construction could resume, India was partitioned and Dhaka/Chittagong went to Bangladesh, which meant a direct rail connection from India was no longer possible.
Even though we have the necessary technology now, constructing a railway line through the extreme hilly terrain of the north-eastern states to Myanmar will be an unreasonably costly venture with little to no benefits. So, it is not being pursued.

Jul 19 2019 (13:37)
Blog Post# 4382071-5     
rajeshrajkot~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:41)
in fact, i recently visited Janakpur in Nepal and i could see the tracks - complete in all aspects - passing in the centre of the town. on enquiring, came to know that this line has been laid by India and connects Jainagar in Bihar with Janakpur in Nepal. Even though everything seemed ready, including the level crossings and signals and all, why the services have not started was puzzling. Residents of Janakpur town in Nepal were heavily dependent of the MG line to Jaynagar - Bihar and are eagerly awaiting the commencement of services on this newly laid BG line between Janakpur and Jainagar.

Jul 19 2019 (17:30)
Blog Post# 4382071-7     
Bella Ciao^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:42)
Agar sri lanka wala connection ho jae to tourism industry udhar 200-300% badh jaegi
But both nation govt is not interested
But its high time really that both India-Sri join hand for construction of Dhanushkodi-Talaimannar rail projects..
PM visited SL
I was thinking same will be raise but nothing
I think it is bcoz that sri lanka will not invest so much money in the project bcoz of less profit
But India also don't want to invest in it bcoz its very costly and time taking and also civil war of SL and Tamils
Politics also involved in this
No one interested but if it really construct it will be a boom boom for tourism
12K ki flight ki jagah via train 2-3K me aana jana hoga to surely tourism badhega and trade

Jul 19 2019 (17:30)
Blog Post# 4382071-8     
Bella Ciao^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:42)
For bhutan, they were planning but for that sikkim to be connected and for sikkim the construction is going on
Hope for best

Jul 19 2019 (17:32)
Blog Post# 4382071-9     
Bella Ciao^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:42)
For myanmar there is international cargo corridor is plan from thaliand to europe via mayanmar-india-pak etc
But for that 1. India to connect its 7 sister states and near by states of myanmar from India side
Agartala pahuch gae h kohima b pahuch jaenge uske baad myanmar se connection krenge
Myanmar BG hoga fir uske baad international corridor banega
china ne banaya h Siberian hote hue

Jul 19 2019 (17:45)
Blog Post# 4382071-11     
Bella Ciao^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:42)
India-Sri Lanka..
Modi ji for
Reopening in Thalaimannar Pier
The entire line was completed up to Talaimannar on 2015. The Indian Railway Construction Company Limited (IRCON) carried out the construction work of both stages
of the project which was financed under a US$425 million credit facility from India. The reconstructed railway line was commissioned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 14, 2015

Jul 19 2019 (17:48)
Blog Post# 4382071-12     
Bella Ciao^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 19 2019 (22:43)
The Boat Mail or Indo-Ceylon Express was a combined train and steamer ferry service between India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Connecting Chennai and Colombo, the system initially utilised a rail-to-sea operation, but changed to a rail-to-sea-to-rail operation.[1] Passengers could buy a single ticket for the journey
In 1964 a passenger train was washed into the sea by huge waves during the 1964 cyclone, when nearing Dhanushkodi. The railway tracks and the pier at Dhanushkodi were also destroyed. Following this, the Indian portion of the train service now only operates up to Rameswaram

Jul 20 2019 (00:49)
Blog Post# 4382071-20     
CircarExpress^~   Added by: Bella Ciao^~  Jul 20 2019 (01:09)
Right now, a direct rail link to Afghanistan is not feasible, as it has to pass either through Pakistan or PoK.
While India does share a border with Afghanistan in the disputed PoK region, it is virtually impossible to construct any economical railway lines in the area. The entire PoK region (for hundreds of kilometers) is hilly and is home to some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas.
Any railway project here will be ridiculously costly. For comparison, the Jammu-Baramulla line, which only has one short section cutting through the
lower Himalayas, is now costing us over 25000 crore rupees. By comparison, a railway line through the upper Himalayas in the PoK region and Afghanistan's eastern border, several 100 kilometers long, will easily cost lakhs of crores of rupees.
This much expense is completely unnecessary for the little international traffic, so there is no scope of this ever happening.
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