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BNXR/Bidhan Nagar Road (4 PFs)
বিধাননগর রোড     बिधान नगर रोड

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Bidhan Nagar Rd, Ultadanga, Kolkata Ph:033-23557119
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Sealdah

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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 14
Number of Originating Trains: 0
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Rating: 3.5/5 (47 votes)
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★★★  Rail Fanning
Aug 04 2015 (13:36)   12988/Ajmer - Sealdah SF Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30311

Arnab   5320 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1557417            Tags   Past Edits
It was saturday the 25th of July, when I set off for Kolkata. I reached Dhanbad Junction at 10:00 AM so to click some photographs of Dhanbad Junction. I was aiming for the 12988 Ajmer-Sealdah Superfast and planned to avoid the 13152 JammuTawai-Kolkata Express.
The PRS came to life and announced that both of the train were delayed by over an hour. Still wanting to avoid the 13152 I took a stroll along Platform number 1, and clicked a few snaps.
it can be seen, it was a beautiful overcast morning, with occassional torrential downpour. The station drenched in the rains looked very fresh and was an eye-soother.
At 11:00AM sharp 53061 BWN-HTE passenger chugged in with a TATA WAM4, I couldnot take a picture as a freight train blocked the view as the passenger entered, simulataneously VSKP WDM3A 13282 chugged with the 12832 BBS-DHN Garib Rath. I was cursing the freight for a wasted oppurtunity,when all of sudden a twin-honk alerted me .I turned to see HWH WAP7 30311 pulling in 22387 HWH-DHN Black Diamond Express.
At 11:45AM the 68087 Bankura-Dhanbad came in,simultaneouslly 63522 GAYA-DHN-ASN memu chugged in.
At 12:00 sharp JAMMU-KOAA express came in. Majority of my fellow passengers got in, myself and the daily passengers waited on for the 12988 which the PRS announced would be arriving shortly. The daily passengers theorized that that 12988 would overtake 13152 sometime ahead, so it would be wise to wait for 12988. Why settle for Silver when you can get Gold,right!
An hour later we would be deeply regretting our decisions.
12988 came in with HWH WAP4 22286 at 12:15PM, I quickly scurried around looking for a seat. None, there was none, and none of the passengers around were inclined to share their precious seats. I stood at the door, amongst the commotion, hoping that I would get a seat at ASN. 1 hour of standing isn't such a bad deal ,right! Besides I was getting a beautiful view of the natural scenery and would be getting a good look at DHN trip Loco shed as the train would passby. I was happy.
The train waited and waited, would'nt start. Some of my fellow passengers started speculating that probably the incoming 12382 NDLS-HWH Poorva Express would be given track priority over the 12988 as Poorva was the senior train. An intimadating honk followed. I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train. My heart sank! The daily passengers were right, Poorva would get track priority. I watched with a sad face, as almost all the daily passengers jumped ship to the Poorva. Only an old grumpy uncle remained. Like me he had purchased a ticket for SDAH. I stood there looking at probably two hour delay in my plans.
Half an hour went by, none of the two trains budged an inch. It was then a commotion was heard outside of the platform. I stepped out of the train,and went up to the Loco-Pilot to ask him about the cause of delay. What he said sank my heart!
What happened was that 13152 whilst passing through had tore open a piece of overhead wire with it's loco's Pantograph at Pradhankanta. Repairs were underway,it would take atleast two hours to get the wire functional again! I was devastated! In my imagination I could see the HWH WAP4 of the 13152 laughing out loud as it had prevented not one, but two of it's illustrious cousins to overtake it. The Jammutawai would reach KOAA on time, while the usually punctual 12988 and 12382 would reach their destinations atleast 3 hours late.
Meanwhile the 68088 Dhanbad-Bankura MEMU was ready to depart on it's homerun to Bankura, but was stuck at Platform 1A for the same reason. All these while Black and Garib Rath got shunted and 13352 ALLP-DHN express had arrived on Platform 7/8. Meanwhile the VSKP WDM3A was all over the place chugging around happily, honking heavily as if to remind us that it did'nt require the wires to move around.
It was 14:30PM.I was still conteplating the 13152's devillish act of jealously when suddenly there was a honk from one of the two WAP4s. I put my head out, and saw that it was ours.
Ours signal showed a faint yellow glow in place of the bloodish red, that was their until a few seconds ago. I turned to my right on hearing a noise and saw a mass immigration of passengers from the Poorva into our train. With a faint start, the train slowly started out of the platform. With multiple triumphant honks the WAP4 started accelerating out of DHN JN. We passed by Loco Shed but I wasn't interested anymore, I was simply too tired. The solitary WAP7 30311 was resting peacefully, two dirty MGS WAP4 lay as if dead, a very dirty rajdhani livered ancient MGS WAM4 was the only thing with it's panto on.
The end of the Dhanbad Loco Tank and the flash of green of the signal post were the sign that we were finally leaving DHANBAD behind.......and gradually speeding towards SDAH!
These are the clips that I clicked on that day:-
1,2 & 3 show WAP7 30311 getting ready to shunt the Black-Diamond Express
4 shows the BBS-DHN Garib rath in the background of the WAP7
4&7 are panoramas of DHN JN taken during a light shower.
5 shows 68088 ready for Bankura
6 Self Explanatory
8 & 9 show the unusually deserted trip Loco Shed from the platfrom
10&11 show the station during a light shower
12 shows HWH WAP4 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22509
PS:- I reached SDAH at 19:00 hours that day. The train was stuck outside Dum-Dum Jn for a futher 1 hour.
The Poorva reached much before 12988
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP.
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

17 posts - Mon Aug 10, 2015

Aug 10 2015 (21:55)
Arnab   5320 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1557417-18            Tags   Past Edits
Thank You very Much

Aug 10 2015 (22:37)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23281 blog posts   21101 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1557417-19            Tags   Past Edits
Nice story but the notorious act of SDAH never always makes Exp trains wait for 1 hr @ DDJ outer even though it knows very well that there are no contenders for PF#9A

Aug 11 2015 (15:53)
Abhishek Kumar^~   11189 blog posts   22406 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1557417-20            Tags   Past Edits

Aug 11 2015 (17:39)
Arnab   5320 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1557417-21            Tags   Past Edits
Well it is not exactly Sealdah's fault. The confluence of so many railway lines at Dum Dum Jn doesn't make things easy for the Sealdah Control room. Priority is obviously given to the local trains, over the long running trains. However there is always room for improvement.
If HWH can manage surely SDAH can as well!

Oct 15 2015 (19:53)
Arnab   5320 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1557417-22            Tags   Past Edits
Spotted MGS WAP-4 22509 at DHN today, with Muri-Dhn pax!
★★★  Rail Fanning
Sep 24 2017 (18:07)   02265/Sealdah - Anand Vihar Special Fare Puja AC Special | BNXR/Bidhan Nagar Road (4 PFs) | MGS/WAG-7/27339

DJ™^~   15813 blog posts   185656 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2418215            Tags   Past Edits
Shrill honking MGS waggie speeding through BNXR leading 02265 SDAH-ANVT AC Puja Special
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Sep 24 2017 (20:39)
Er AC*^~   6835 blog posts   57511 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2418215-2            Tags   Past Edits
Brand new LHB coaches. The Rajdhani colored 12259/60 Duronto rake may be partially replaced by these coaches, as most of the coaches in that Rajdhani colored rake is 2006 made and in bad condition.

Sep 24 2017 (20:43)
DJ™^~   15813 blog posts   185656 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2418215-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes .. especially Duronto livered coaches are also old and condition is not satisfactory compared to Rajdhani livered coaches

Sep 26 2017 (07:21)
wap5clw   55 blog posts
Re# 2418215-4            Tags   Past Edits
Check the video carefully although the EOG was running it seemed the power car was HOG enabled (Power cables visible which are used in HOG). Maybe its a spare rake prepared from Sdah Rajdhani pooled coaches.

Sep 26 2017 (08:47)
DJ™^~   15813 blog posts   185656 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2418215-5            Tags   Past Edits
Yes .. coaches of both SDAH Rajdhani & Duronto are mixed up
General Travel
Sep 25 2017 (07:28)   BNXR/Bidhan Nagar Road (4 PFs) | JHS/WAG-7/27948

ALI^~   1356 blog posts   3498 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2418668            Tags   Past Edits
The good train overtake EMU in Bidhan Nagar Road as UltadangA . train drive a Woman Driver loco JHS/WAG-7/27948

Sep 25 2017 (14:09)
£®™१२३०१ हावड़ा राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२३०२™£®^~   2437 blog posts   1228 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2418668-2            Tags   Past Edits
Wow! Amazing pic!

Sep 25 2017 (14:53)
ALI^~   1356 blog posts   3498 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2418668-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks bro
Rail Fanning
Oct 03 2016 (07:31)   12313/Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express | BNXR/Bidhan Nagar Road (4 PFs) | GZB/WAP-7/30353

vivianboye09~   248 blog posts
Entry# 2009482            Tags   Past Edits
GZB WAP-7 Sealdah Rajdhani moves gracefully against the setting Sun
Video Link: click here
Ghaziabad based WAP-7 # 30353 powered 12313 Up Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express gracefully passes through Bidhannagar Road heading towards Dum Dum Junction minutes after its departure from Sealdah.

Oct 03 2016 (08:38)
Guest: 479db974   show all posts
Re# 2009482-1            Tags   Past Edits
nice capture !!
★  General Travel
Jun 05 2017 (20:55)   12313/Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express | BNXR/Bidhan Nagar Road (4 PFs)

rohanbiswajit69~   235 blog posts
Entry# 2308412            Tags   Past Edits
Video Link :- click here
WAP7 Sealdah Duronto & WAP7 Sealdah Rajdhani skips busy Bidhannagar Road station
In the first video , 12313 Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express with GZB HOG WAP 7 #30473 negotaites the curve at Bidhannagar Road outer at a good speed . However there was no Sealdah - Kalyani Siamnto EMU that day .
In the third video
, the first palindrome WAP 7 of IR #30203 of HWH (ex. GMO) with the first Duronto Exp of IR 12260 NDLS - SDAH Duronto slows down a bit while approaching towards Narkeldanga (Sealdah) .
The final video is of 12259 SDAH - NDLS Duronto with one of the most succesful HWH WAP 7 #30369 skips BNXR with awesome aggression .
Device : Canon SX 50 HS , Moto G4 plus
Location :- Bidhannagar Road [BNXR]
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