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BKSC/Bokaro Steel City (3 PFs)
     बोकारो स्टील सिटी

Track: Double Electric-Line

Balidih, B.S.City, Dist-Bokaro, 06542-253861
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 246 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern   Division: Adra

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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 56
Number of Originating Trains: 5
Number of Terminating Trains: 5
Rating: 4.0/5 (142 votes)
cleanliness - good (19)
porters/escalators - good (18)
food - good (18)
transportation - good (18)
lodging - good (18)
railfanning - excellent (18)
sightseeing - good (17)
safety - excellent (16)

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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!
★★★  General Travel
Jan 19 2018 (05:02)   18605/Ranchi - Jaynagar Express | BKSC/Bokaro Steel City (3 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22248

©®™१२४३९ राँची राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२४४० ™®©^~   4202 blog posts   28584 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 3016294            Tags   Past Edits
Some random railfanning at BKSC

Apna bokaro steel city... miss u bokaro..

Jan 19 2018 (10:52)
SRC P7s~   1069 blog posts
Re# 3016294-2            Tags   Past Edits
Lifts and escalators have been installed at BKSC. Those two, three pics must be old. :)
68 votes
Jun 13 2017 (08:50)   13403/Vananchal Express | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

May i have your attention plzz~   1786 blog posts   6 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2318079            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
I'm following
Recently due to closure of DHN CRP route, a lot of trains has been cancelled, which train do u think would have the most adverse effect on passenger and hence should be restored as soon as possible
13403/04 Vananchal exp37%25
13425/26 MLDT ST Exp (via RNC)12%8
18603/04 RNC BGP Exp (via Kiul)4%3
18605/06 RNC JYG Exp0%0
18627/28 HWH RNC Intercity Exp (via ASN)1%1
18629/30 RNC NJP Exp (via BJU)1%1
12831/32 BBS DHN Garib Rath Exp4%3
13025/26 HWH BPL Exp16%11
15661/62 RNC KYQ Exp (via DGR)1%1
17005/06 HYB RXL Exp12%8
17007/08 SC DBG Exp3%2
19413/14 KOAA ADI Exp (via BRKA)1%1
19607/08 KOAA AII Exp (via BRKA)3%2
58013/14 HWH BKSC Passenger (via ADRA)1%1
53335/36 DHN RNC Passenger1%1
53339/40 DHN CRP Passenger0%0
53341/42 DHN MURI Passenger0%0
68019/20 Jhargram DHN MEMU0%0
68079/80 CRP BJE MEMU0%0

7 posts - Tue Jun 13, 2017

12 posts - Wed Jun 14, 2017

5 posts - Thu Jun 15, 2017

Jun 15 2017 (18:33)
Divert ShalimarGorakhpur Express via BKSC*^~   5363 blog posts   5034 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2318079-29            Tags   Past Edits
Those trains will run via BKSC after stopping trains on ADRA-GMO section.

Jun 15 2017 (18:37)
Guest: 78e341a9   show all posts
Re# 2318079-30            Tags   Past Edits
Lekin OSK will skip bokaro..

Jun 15 2017 (20:28)
Divert ShalimarGorakhpur Express via BKSC*^~   5363 blog posts   5034 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2318079-31            Tags   Past Edits
* It will not matter as we have Jharkhand Sampark Kranti in that slot.
* Moreover, Bokaro-Delhi is well connected with trains. So, one OSK will nor be a big deal.
* HLZ-ANVT and SRC-ANVT will be better.

Jun 16 2017 (16:53)
Guest: 84a21e7f   show all posts
Re# 2318079-32            Tags   Past Edits
IR can run kolkata-ajmer/ahmedabad and hwh- bpl via asn-joc-bksc(loco rev) then phusro - barkakana.. so that bksc will get more train to serve..

Jun 16 2017 (21:46)
Guest: 78e341a9   show all posts
Re# 2318079-33            Tags   Past Edits
Info Update
Jan 16 2018 (23:54)   BKSC/Bokaro Steel City (3 PFs)

SRC P7s~   1069 blog posts
Entry# 3009251            Tags   Past Edits
*Devices stolen, adds to headache.
BOKARO: An NSG* category railway station (earlier A) is deprived of WiFi even after having everything planned beforehand. "The Google WiFi was supposed to be working from 25th December, 2017. However, the testing failed." said SM of BKSC hiding the actual truth. Further investigation in divisional level revealed theft of two routers from their installed state at PF. 1. The cables were hampered and few burned probably to take out the device.
Division has started questioning every engineering staff. After the escalator incident, it did tighten security yet
failed. Apart from this, the RailTel team has unable to make way for the optic cables to the station. BSL's help unexpectedly diminished making the matter. "We are facing technical difficulties and have insufficient equipments to counter this situation" Sanjay Kumar, RailTel electronics engineer.

Jan 16 2018 (23:55)
SRC P7s~   1069 blog posts
Re# 3009251-1            Tags   Past Edits
Bokaro has so much of employment scope then why such thefts. Not again!😡
Last time I only delivered few of the bulky boxes to the station. Feels bad to hear.

Jan 16 2018 (23:57)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~   17026 blog posts   7756 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 3009251-2            Tags   Past Edits
You work with RailTel?

Jan 17 2018 (00:01)
SRC P7s~   1069 blog posts
Re# 3009251-3            Tags   Past Edits
No. I am in networking department. RailTel is whole different team. I was given responsibility to deliver all the equipments.
★★★  General Travel
Dec 18 2017 (11:52)   12309/Rajendra Nagar (Patna) - New Delhi Rajdhani Express | PNBE/Patna Junction (10 PFs)

Himanshu~   372 blog posts   139 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2901835            Tags   Past Edits
Approx 15 year ago .
Time table of main train in HOWRAH-DELHI mainline .(1and2)
Got this from an old railway magazine .
I have uploaded BBS - DLI line on the request of a railfain .(3rd photo)landscape
I have uploaded TATA-DLI-JAT line on the request of another railfain . [4rth PHOTO]

63 posts - Fri Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29 2017 (16:50)
Udaipur Mysore HumSafar superfast^~   88583 blog posts   5328 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2901835-68            Tags   Past Edits
Howrah Rajdhani slowed down because of congestion in NCR.

Dec 29 2017 (17:12)
Sachin Sinha~   174 blog posts
Re# 2901835-69            Tags   Past Edits
Pata nhi..

Dec 29 2017 (17:13)
Nitish kumar*^~   14531 blog posts   1209 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2901835-70            Tags   Past Edits
Sayad via Muri hoga ?

Dec 29 2017 (23:04)
SaveIndianConstitution~   139 blog posts
Re# 2901835-71            Tags   Past Edits
5-5a, 7-7a, 8-8a, 9-9a 12-21a 14-14a, 29-29a 30-30a, 34-34a kab doge

Jan 16 2018 (03:00)
£®™१२३०१ हावड़ा राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२३०२™£®^~   2437 blog posts   1228 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2901835-72            Tags   Past Edits
Can you upload down time table of the same year?
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