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VAA/Bhaga Junction (1 PFs)
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Track: Single Electric-Line

Dhanbad - Sindri Road , near Jharia , Dhanbad - 828301
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 190 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern   Division: Adra
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 1
Number of Halting Trains: 8
Number of Originating Trains: 2
Number of Terminating Trains: 2
Rating: 5.0/5 (4 votes)
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Feb 04 2016 (23:22)   58604/Gomoh - Kharagpur Passenger (UnReserved) | TSAH/Tata Sijua Halt (1 PFs)
 

रेल में सवारी भारत की सवारी   4941 blog posts   64 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1729957            Tags   Past Edits
A RAILFANNING TRIP TO AN EMPTY STATION:-
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DATE OF ACTION :- 26/12/2015
TIME :- 5:30-45 PM
PLACE:- TATA SIJUA HALT (TSAH)
DISTRICT
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:- DHANBAD
RAILWAY DIVISION :- ADRA
ZONE :- SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY.
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Sijua, a census town is Dhanbad district is a lucky place where three almost parallel running railway tracks are within 5kms of each other.
And as such this small industrial hamlet is lucky to have 3 railway stations.....
1. (TSAH)...the smallest station of the lot serves the Tata Sijua colliery and falls under SER's ADRA railway division!
2. (SJA)......this lies on the DHN-CRP section of the DHN-RNC & DHN-SGRL railway line and falls under ECR's Dhanbad Division
3. (TET)......The largest station of the lot, it serves Tetulmari and lies on the DHN-GMO section of the Grand Chord line and also falls under ECR's Dhanbad Railway Division.....
TSAH falls in the BJE-VAA-MHQ-GMO section of the ADRA-GMO line and has no direct railway links to DHN...actually this route is kinda a Dhanbad bypass.....and as such the railway line has the number of trains running on the tracks well in single digits......
I had met Ex-IRI member Suriender Singh at SJA station. I had arrived at SJA at 12:00 PM using the DHN-CRP passenger. We stayed from 2-2.5 hrs and had a lively discussion about ourselves, SJA, the future of the DHN-CRP line etc.....
In the meantime I also took a few snaps which I would be sharing in an another blog......

About Singh : He seemed to be a very amicable fellow and his Hindi speaking skills were superb.....'Woh jisse kehte hai na "Sudh Hindi"'!!!
A guy with a terrific sense of humour , it doesn't strike you when you engage in a conversation that you are talking to Psychology student...
Guess psychology students have that ability to make you feel at home!!!
At around 4 PM we started on his bike, him driving and me riding pillion....It took a mere 15-20 minutes and we were on the road. TSAH is a tiny halt station located a few metres away
We parked our bikes and trudged towards the station...On our away we found a few girls giggling at us uncontrollably!
Unable to fanthom the reason behind their continous laughter, I stopped to have a look! Singh who in the meantime had surged ahead, quickly hustled me towards the station platform......Whereby on enquiry I came to know that those girls had mostly likely come there to relive themselves and where they had to endure our unwanted intrusion! Open Defecation is a serious problem here and inspite of the many steps that the authorities have tried to curtail it, it doesn't seem to interest the common folks! There are some people who never learn!!!
Hmmm....now the entire BJE-VAA-MHQ section is a single electrified broad guage. There are actually two lines separating at Bowrah Jn probably......
The Bhojudih-Bhaga-Mahuda is the longer line and this station falls on this route....It mainly serves the collieries of Jamadoba, Bhaga, Karkend, Loyabad, Bhelatand etc.... Previously this line was connected with Dhanbad via Jharia, Patherdih directly.....Courtesy of underground fire that line is already in the pages of history!!! This line bypasses Dhanbad and there is an amazing scarcity of trains on this line.....
In the 30 odd minutes we spent there, there wasn't a sign of life on the station....had it been not for the signal posts I would have surely believed the station to be abandoned. The station premises were locked and the ASM had probably gone to have a chat with the cabin man in the nearby Tisco Bhelatand Siding Cabin situated nearby!
A station master abandoning his station to have a chat with the cabinman, I think it gives a rather fair idea about how train 'scarce' this area is........
There are only three trains plying daily:-
1. The GMO-KGP passenger
2. The ADRA-KNF passenger
3. The GMO-CKP passenger
and finally a tetra-weekly SF 'Nandan Kanan Express' which doesn't have a halt here.....
The adjoining Bhojudih-Talgoria-Mahuda line is luckier as more number of trains traverse there....
Even the tri-weekly BBS Rajdhani gives it's blessing there.....
For more details about the technical aspect of the line, and to know more of it's history please refer the wikipedia link here:- click here
We spent around 15-20 minutes strolling on the platform there.....I taking some snaps along the way while 'Singh' was lecturing about the station.....
The only sign of life excepting the two of us.....were a few cows busy munching on the not so 'lush green' grasses.....It is best explained by photograph 10, where a cow calf is curiously staring at the 'flash' of the camera of my cellphone.....
There was an ox too who wasn't probably too happy to see us there.....:D
After spending about 10 more minutes we went back to roadside.....where we encountered those girls again......they started laughing again....we flashed a 'not so innocent smile'....started our bike...and bid them adieu!
Singh dropped me at SJA again where I took the HTE-DHN passenger home.....pictures and the incidents at SJA would be covered up in another post....
Presenting some of the pictures that I managed that day.....
1. PHOTO 1 :- STATION BOARD #admin can update it if they find it suitable.
2. PHOTO 2 :- MAIN STATION BUILDING-CUM-TICKET HALL-CUM WAITING ROOM
3. PHOTO 3 :- A GLimpse towards the roadside
4. PHOTO 4 :- ANOTHER STATION SHOT
5. PHOTO 5 :- DRINKING WATER TANK in the station premises
6. PHOTO 6 :- A NEARBY TEMPLE DEDICATED TO LORD SHIVA
7. PHOTO 7 :- ZOOM IN OF THE TEMPLE
8. PHOTO 8 :- A SHOT ATOP THE MAIN BUILDING
9. PHOTO 9 :- BENCHES AND SEATING ARRANGEMENTS'
10. PHOTO 10 :- THE COW CALF GAZING CURIOUSLY AT THE FLASH. ( Please zoom in, you can see the flash-light in her eyes)
11. PHOTO 11 :- ANOTHER SHOT OF THE HERD OF COWS.
12. PHOTO 12 :- THE SOLE BENCH WHICH WAS SHEDED
13. PHOTO 13 :- A SHOT OF THE OX (As it can be seen I was quite concerned about my safety here and as such took this one from behind the railings :P
14. PHOTO 14 :- A SIGN BOARD AT THE STATION FRONTIER
15. PHOTO 15 :- THE 'W/L' or 'SI/FA' BOARD
16. PHOTO 16 :- ANOTHER SHOT OF THE COWS (They lost interest by now, as you can see here :P)
17. PHOTO 17/18 :- SHOWS THE INSIDE STATION PREMISES (Zoom in on the train timtable , the 3 trains that halt here can be seen.)
18. PHOTO 19 :- THE WARNING BOARD AT THE RAILWAY CROSSING...
P.S :- COMING SOON.....the SJA trip report and a visit to MHQ (Mahuda junction)!!!
Arnab

6 posts - Thu Feb 04, 2016

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1 posts - Sat Feb 06, 2016

  
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Feb 06 2016 (11:50)
रेल में सवारी भारत की सवारी   4941 blog posts   64 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Suriender was a rather new member. He joined in 2015 only. He left because his posts were archived courtesy a guy whom he got into a fight with.
That guy had multiple fake ids which he used to get every one of Singh's post archived.....
Frustated, he left.....
Hope he rejoins soon!

  
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Feb 06 2016 (11:51)
रेल में सवारी भारत की सवारी   4941 blog posts   64 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1729957-30            Tags   Past Edits
Lets hope he does...

  
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Feb 06 2016 (11:52)
रेल में सवारी भारत की सवारी   4941 blog posts   64 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1729957-31            Tags   Past Edits
'CHUPA RUSTUM'....Sirjee humko khulam khula bande hao....aapka dhyan abhi aya hai :D

  
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Feb 06 2016 (12:15)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6698 blog posts   8694 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1729957-32            Tags   Past Edits
ok.
hope he comes back and also let that member get some brain who does these kind of "cheap" things.

  
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Feb 06 2016 (14:18)
MAA DURGA   5897 blog posts   4979 correct pred (62% accurate)
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It's really superb Arnab.......
Very Good....
'CHUPA RUSTUM' used for the Narration never know that you have such good writing Skills hence used this ....
  
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Mar 28 2017 (13:54)   68017/Gomoh-Chakradharpur MEMU | VAA/Bhaga Junction (1 PFs)

★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5461 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2213591            Tags   Past Edits
Presenting the pics of a station lies on the coalfields of the Coal Capital of India . . .
BHAGA - A station near the Jharia coalfields in the city of Dhanbad , Jharkhand .
A very neat & clean station . It is also on the threat of underground fires . The one & only express train arrives here is 12815/6 Puri New Delhi Nandan Kanan SF Express
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- 9 Kms south of Dhanbad Jn , on Gomoh - Adra line , South Eastern Railway , Adra Division
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Mar 28 2017 (14:03)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5461 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Hope you liked the pics . . . I will post pics of more stations of this route in coming days

  
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Mar 28 2017 (14:10)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5461 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Reservation Counter and view from the top of FOB
#NiketKaran

  
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Mar 28 2017 (16:08)
Shiv Shyam   261 blog posts
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Nice pics....keep updating us

  
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Mar 28 2017 (20:19)
nilabh89^~   370 blog posts   2468 correct pred (95% accurate)
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Nice pics....happy to see photos of this station of my hometown dhanbad....

  
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Apr 30 2017 (11:41)
rajeevame~   2593 blog posts   78 correct pred (67% accurate)
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2nd pic depicts the real feature of dhn ie the coal capital with rakes loaded with coal and I agree this section is a sight where railfanning is extremely rare. Certainly you do something which other don't think
  
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Aug 30 2016 (08:24)   12816/Nandan Kanan Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)
 

WAP7   81 blog posts
Entry# 1976055            Tags   Past Edits
No direct train to Varanasi
Haribabu urged to take up the issue with PM
“The absence of a direct train from Kashi (Varanasi) to Vizag left me with no choice but to change train at Bhubaneswar,” says Ravi Kishore, who came to Visakhapatnam last week.
“I travelled from Kashi to Bhubaneswar by Nandan Kanan (12816) from Varanasi and from there by Bhubaneswar-Chennai SF
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express (12830). There are two trains from Varanasi to Bhubaneswar – Neelachal (12876) via Tatanagar and Nandan Kanan (12816) via Adra,” he says.
Both trains the start from New Delhi and go to Puri via Kashi (Banaras) so it will be nice if both are made daily and if Nandan Kanan (12816) is extended till Visakhapatnam, to benefit thousands of pilgrims from Berhampur, Gajapati, Parlakimidi, Ganjam and Gunupur, Rayagada districts of Odisha and Srikakulam and Vizianagaram in AP to travel to Kashi.
“I request Visakhapatnam MP K. Haribabu (who also happens to be State BJP president) to take the initiative to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who represents the Lok Sabha from Varanasi, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who represents Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha may help in getting this dream fulfilled.”
“I hope that Mr. Haribabu draws the attention of the Prime Minister during the latter’s visit to the city,” he said.

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Sep 22 2016 (00:00)
Guest: 744c3eeb   show all posts
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What are u saying will ecor agree for new train ?????????????????
Suppose given new train will be introduced with disastrous TT like vskp Tata express.

  
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Sep 22 2016 (00:02)
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Laddu kavali ante tappadu pichi timings

  
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Sep 22 2016 (00:04)
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Really
they will give laddu

  
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Sep 22 2016 (00:10)
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Charminar busicuits dussera ki vachai ga vskp ki

  
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Sep 22 2016 (08:33)
snkt17~   756 blog posts
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If it goes via the mentioned route then wts the problem....
  
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Aug 10 2015 (19:49)   12876/Neelachal (Neelanchal) SF Express | ALJN/Aligarh Junction (7 PFs)
 

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ECoR is neglecting South Odisha. There are many trains from NDLS to BBS. 12876/Neelachal (Neelanchal) SF Express and 12816/Nandan Kanan Express timings should be changed and 12816/Nandan Kanan should be extended till BAM / VSKP ( If there are no facilities in BAM). Lot of People from Gajapati Dist & Ganjam Dists of Odisha and Srikakulam, Vizianagaram & Vizag Dists will be benefitted. Lot of People from these places visit the Famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva. It will benefit them too.

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Aug 12 2015 (13:05)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6698 blog posts   8694 correct pred (74% accurate)
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yes...and how much lethargic is IR regarding the rail development in odisha, this we can easily know from the current condition of KUR-balangir track construction. Announced in 1994-95,after 20 yrs, only 20-25 km has been made.

  
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Aug 15 2015 (15:55)
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Arey yaar lot of people from North India and all visit Chilka Lake .. it is as famous as Dal Lake .. they are forced to get down at BBS/KUR and come by road. Since there are so many trains to BBS/PURI .. request to extend the least popular train ..

  
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Aug 15 2015 (16:03)
Pilgrim   1070 blog posts
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There is need of a pair of intercity trains at convenient timings from Berhampur to Kharagpur. Otherwise lot of daily passengers in this section get into the reserved compartments of all long distance trains.

  
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Aug 15 2015 (16:15)
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Any train to NDLS is ok for us !!!

  
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Aug 15 2015 (16:16)
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Why not poss ?
  
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Apr 27 2012 (02:17)   VAA/Bhaga Junction (1 PFs)
 

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