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CRP/Chandrapura Junction (3 PFs)
     चंद्रपुरा जंक्शन

Track: Double Electric-Line

JN Points :- DHN/BKRA/GMO/BKSC. Chandrapura station road, Chandrapura.Dist:- Bokaro, 06549-242555
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 227 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Dhanbad

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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 54
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Rating: 3.8/5 (24 votes)
cleanliness - good (3)
porters/escalators - good (3)
food - good (3)
transportation - good (3)
lodging - good (3)
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sightseeing - average (3)
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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!
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
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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
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Info Update
Dec 29 2017 (08:57)   03305/Dhanbad - Kusunda Memu Special | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

★★★★ Niket Karan ★★★★^~   6351 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2947869            Tags   Past Edits
Extended for 4 months . . . Now train no 03305/6 Dhanbad Kusunda MEMU and 03307/8 Sonardih Phulwaritanr MEMU will run upto 30 April 2018

Dec 30 2017 (18:08)
bad thngs happn 2 gud people~   578 blog posts
Re# 2947869-1            Tags   Past Edits
03305 me koi chadta vi nahi.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Oct 06 2017 (12:37)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Arnab   5320 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2498484            Tags   Past Edits
Presenting a few snaps of Sijua station captured during the Puja holidays.
Sijua was a very important station on the now abadoned Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway line. From Dhanbad to Sijua the Dc line was a bidirectional FEDL, barring a small section between Kusunda and Basseria Block Halt, from Sijua onwards it used to be bidrectional FESL towards Katrasgarh side!
Note that the signs of inactivity are clearly showing.
entire premise now lies abandoned and desolate, what was once abuzz with life with the cachophony of trains and passengers alive now lies like a ghost station!
Even the station staff have been transferred and barring a isolated cow, no living beings can usually be spotted anywhere in the vicinity of this once lively station............
Anyways the OHE are still energised, the signals still active and an ocassional freight train still uses this line......
Hope you guys enjoy and appreciate the pictures!
Camera used :- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Picture Source :- Self
Station tagged :- Sijua SJA, Dhanbad DHN, Katrasgarh KTH and Chandrapura CRP
Picture 1 :- Tracks going towards Katrasgrah side
Picture 2& 3 :- Overlooking platform number 1 & 2
Picture 4,5 & 6 :- The once active lines that would shine are now covered up in rust!
Picture 7 :- Main building
Picture 8 :- Railway overbridge
Picture 9 :- Again rust covered lines.
Pictured in 10-15 :- An ancient weighing machine dating back to the British rule giving an idea of the historical importance of this line. You will also notice the bell and gong for notifying the arrival and departure timings of the trains.The timetable notifying the arrival and departure timings of now closed DHN-CRP , DHN-MURI & DHN-JGM MEMU! Also shown is the fare chart and some motivational quotations.
Picture 16 :- The now abadoned Porter Goomty.
Picture 17 :- Another shot of the rusted lines.....................
P.S :- A simple look at this stations is enough to guess how Indian railways were during British times! Visting this stations are a step taken back in history as the entire station complex is of British build and has undergone very little change over time!
If only IR turned this fantastic station buildings into railway museums as they are definitely worth preserving!
Finally, Rest in Peace, DC Line, Thee served well!

12 posts - Fri Oct 06, 2017

1 posts - Sat Oct 07, 2017

1 posts - Sun Oct 15, 2017

1 posts - Mon Oct 16, 2017

5 posts - Fri Oct 20, 2017

Oct 22 2017 (11:23)
bad thngs happn 2 gud people~   578 blog posts
Re# 2498484-21            Tags   Past Edits
lekin koyle ladne me koi khatra nahi hai haina.
driver, guard insaan nahi hai na.

Oct 22 2017 (12:03)
Arnab   5320 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2498484-22            Tags   Past Edits
Do-not worry, from what I last heard, people are aggressively protesting the decision...
If it happens then the decision to close the DC line citing dangerous to passengers and Goods trains would become a joke !

Oct 22 2017 (12:07)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3238 blog posts
Re# 2498484-23            Tags   Past Edits
No double standards in this. The railway and it's employees understand the risks they are taking. It's up to them to decide if they can take the risk. For them, running freights at low MPS is a less risky proposal. Usually nothing much happens to the locomotive in slow speed derailments because of it's huge weight. So the LP's aren't in as much danger as passengers would be. By running freights, they are only taking a calculated risk.
It's up to the railway and it's employees to decide whether it's a risk they'd take. But the railway has no right to take the same risk with thousands of passengers.
And this is nothing new. They are several cases where freights were run on routes declared as unfit for passenger traffic.

Oct 22 2017 (16:08)
bad thngs happn 2 gud people~   578 blog posts
Re# 2498484-25            Tags   Past Edits
bilkul hartal karni chahiye.
line jaam kar do sidha.
ek din dhanbad mandal me koyla loading rok do sabki aukat dikh jaye gi.

Oct 22 2017 (16:11)
bad thngs happn 2 gud people~   578 blog posts
Re# 2498484-26            Tags   Past Edits
kuch nahi bas ek din gomo me jaam kardo railway ko apni aukat pata chal jayegi.
ek to ye line bekar me band kar diya upar se jitni train chini 90 percent dusri jagah se divert ho gayi.
aur tisri howrah duronto ko vi chin liya.
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Sep 28 2015 (19:26)   12020/Ranchi - Howrah Shatabdi Express | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Arnab   5320 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1602316            Tags   Past Edits
Watch as dusky red HWH WAP-4 numbered 22509 looks frustrated and dejected as it draws in 12020 Ranchi Howrah Shatabdi, into and out of the Sijua Station on the Chandrapura-Dhanbad section of the Singrauli-Dhanbad CIC line.
This area is affected by underground fires, and trains pass these very precariously with an PSR of not exceeding 50Kmph at any instant.
Even the Shatabdi literally crawls through this section...
Courtesy :- My Friend who took this wonderful videos this evening, He whatsapped these videos to me,knowing that I would be deeply interested.........
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