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DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)
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Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Durgapur Railway Station Complex, Durgapur - 713201 Dist - West Burdwan
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 76 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Asansol
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 160
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Rating: 4.2/5 (177 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (23)
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Yesterday (23:17)   13152/Jammu Tawi - Kolkata (Sealdah) Express | GMO/Netaji SC Bose Junction Gomoh (6 PFs)

रेल में सवारी भारत की सवारी   4948 blog posts   64 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2362733            Tags   Past Edits
" Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. "
- Robert J. Hastings
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It is so often
that a much hyped up journey turns out to be a damper, whereas an otherwise travel presumed to be mundane and ordinary, turns out to be full of surprises. Unpredictability is the very essence of travelling, and every journey is an altogether experience. And it is this experiences that we learn from, for there cannot be a greater teacher than 'Experience', the old adage of 'Once bitten twice shy' being so true......
And talking of experiences, what grander experiences can one have whilst travelling in a train run by the Indian Railways! Different colours, smell, language,clothing, greenery, name it, India has it and Indian Railways gives you the best seat to experience it all! Indeed India is the land of diversity and the 'Indian Railways' is the very soul of it! Take out a person from the Kashmir valley and put him beside a guy from Tamil Nadu, you will probably notice no similarity between them except their obvious same nationalities! What you may notice is an ageless WDM-2 tirelessly puttering away on the 'Baramulla-Srinagar line' with a freight load in tandem , the very next week you may find the same loco seamlessly chugging across the sea on the Pamban bridge with the 'Island Express' in tow. There are very things that can unite two Indians like Indian Railways, and this is a role that IR has seamlessly played on since independence!
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Trip Link :- /diary/trip/113352
Train :- 13152 JAT-KOAA Express (Formerly Pathankot- Sealdah Express)
I awoke to a very wet morning at Topchanchi, a very scenic and popular picnic spot in Dhanbad district bordering the neighbouring Giridih district, where I had gone to visit a friend the night before. Normally a beautiful place with abundance of forest and greenery, the beauty of the place was enhanced several times several times under a cloudy sky. For the past few days, due to a massive depression, the entire Indian subcontinent has been pretty much battered with incessant rains , so much that railway and airline operations have had to be shut down in some parts of Gujrat and Rajasthan. Thankfully nothing catastrophic has happened so far on the eastern front excepting that bridge collapse near Rayagada, and a similar incident near BBU on the GC !
Regardless of the breathtaking view, I couldn't simply sit back and enjoy it as I had to accompany my father to Kolkata that very morning. Our reservations were from Dhanbad, but reaching Dhanbad around 40+ kms on a rain drenched NH-2 was a far less appealing proposition that hoping on my friend's bike for a short trip to Gomoh Junction (10 kms)...
Gomoh junction is arguably the single most important station on the Grand Chord section of the HWH-DLI, controlling the rail traffic of three different state capitals simutaneously. Historically Gomoh was the de-facto station of the erstwhile 'Manbhum' district of undivided Bengal. An important railway township flourishes around this very important railway station.
Right! The train arrived at 10:50 approximately delayed over just an hour, crew change was quick and efficient. I caught hold of TTE and on re-telling him my dilema, he gave me a thumbs up to board my berth from GMO itself as it had already been vacated at KQR !
It was quite a picturesque view at GMO, freights moving in tandem from the UP, WAG-9s and WAG-7s being tended to at the ELS, and their were loads of linesmen and grade 4 staff, all catching a breather, and waiting for their next assignment, most likely the reversal of BWN-HTE passenger set to arrive soon from DHN side! The closure of the DC line has meant that the workload on GMO has been increased multifold!
Watching this unfold right infront of my eyes meant that I had almost forgotten the instant when the MGS WAP-4 gave a loud honk and started off with towards DHN side..... Tha startup was rather subdued and the acceleration pitifully almost non-existent, and I was expecting a docile run till DHN and beyond because of the already substantial delay it had accumulated! Having said that, i still believed we would reached Chitpur on time owing to the substantial slack that has been provided for in the TT of this train....
BOY, I was so wrong about the 'docile run' part! No sooner had we crossed the junction points, from where the ADRA lines diverge, than the WAP-4 started accelerating madly and blaring it's horns like a mad-men was incharge of it! 15-115 in around 2 minutes with a 22 coached ICF, this are accleration figures that you except from a WAP-7! But even with 1320 horses less than it's 3 phaser counterpart, the MGS WAP-4 was comfortably at-home tugging at my train and accelerating quickly upto MPS. Matari came and went by in a flash... And then came the shakes!
Being a regular passenger in the KOAA-DHN section in the Durgiana during it's ICF days, I am able to distinguish the shakes occuring in the ICF rakes post 110, I even have a crude practice to determine the speed at which the coaches, a method that I perfected on the Durgiana Express! I had observed that at 110 I could somehow stand without support, at 115-120 I simply couldnot, if the train does around 120, then your legs don't stop shaking even on the train's decleration :P!
i used this technique quite a lot during my B-tech days when I did not have a smartphone, my good old Nokia C1-01 sadly didn't have location services back then. And it was quite effective as well. Anyone who has been on the Durgiana will agree that train runs like a possessed beast, and gets a royal priority on ER, ECR & NR throughout...
I used this technique often in Coalfield, Agnibeena, Durgiana, Saare Jahan se Ache and a phlethora of other trains sometimes maybe at the expense of passengers who may genuinely be in the need of the toilet more than I did!
Although I confess my method is a guess at best and has more inherent faults than merits still it was remarkably effective! I was still contemplating the nostalagia of those days when I realised that Tetulmari had passed in a blur....Bhuli followed suit soon enough and exactly at the nineteenth minute from the departure time at Gomoh, we were crossing the 'Gaya Pool' and into Dhanbad by the 20th minute! It was an astounding run by a train of 13152's standard or as a matter for any ICF train, even when considering the normally high benchmarks set for the MGS-DHN divisions of the GC section. Such a run can be expected for a high priotised SF, for a crawler like JAT-KOAA it was simply astounding!
Enter Dhanbad, looking ravishing as ever under the cloudy skies, but now stripped of it's junction status! Our train was accorded platform number 1, BWN-HTE passenger on 5 had an apparent loco failure and it was getting it's locomotive replaced. Black was getting shunted from platform number 2, HWH WAP-7 led and astoundingly late SDAH-AII arrived on platform 3, BQA-DHN MEMU was parked on the adjacent platform 1A! This train manges to get a good patronage upto DHN inspite of traversing the tedious BJE-PEH route....
10 minutes had passed and after a brisk period of business for the hawkers, the rush has subsidised and yet our train showed no signs of moving. Getting down on the platform, I was greeted by two things, one, a hail of rain which has resumed after a brisk break, and two, utter commotion near the locomotive! Apparently the BWN-HTE wasn't the only casualty, the locomotive of our train had also refused to move on it's own after stopping at Dhanbad. After a while, another crimson MGS WAP-4 was duely attached to our train and after an extended halt of 20 mins we started moving!
Post Dhanbad run, was pretty uneventful. On-time HWH WAP-4 led Poorva xed us at Kalubathan The handover to ER was done perfectly as our train reached KMME at 12:05! KMME is the last station on the Grand Chord lying in Jharkhand state and also happens to be the hometown to two cherished members of this site, Rajeev Sir and Sanjeev Sir!
Barakar and Kulti passed smoothly soon after, and it had started raining very heavily, forcing me to abandon my doorplating, and returning to my berth, only to find my father having started an amicable chatter with a 'Sadhu-baba' on the opposite seat! My father introduced us and soon enough we started chatting. I was pleasantly surprised to see 'Baba' quite knowledgable in the affairs of the Indian Railways, when I had gone back to my seat berth, he was explaining the concept of dynamic fares to my father, my father is a complete novice regarding railways, and as such he was listening quite attentively to 'Baba'! When I returned, he introduced us and remarked that we would get along well together! And true enough, 'Baba' and I had started chatting soon on a variety of topics, namely 'flexi-fare and the disadvantages', ' how cheap aviation was cutting into the railway revenues', ' the stubborn refusal by railways to hike up the prices of UR & sleeper class whilst seamlessly hiking up the fares of the AC classes', 'Railways during his youth and now' and so on! Baba also told me his biography between DGR & BWN and revealed himself to be 83 to my utter surprise, as he looked to be in sixties !!!
Time flew fast, and soon enough ASN was upon us, a quick glance at the passing ASN ELS confirmed my suspicions, no interesting spottings, just the usual loco crowd! The usual rush was a tid subdued today mainly due to the continous downpour. The halt at ASN was brief and soon enough we were accelerating out of ASN, when I decided to climb up to my SU berth! But as luck would have it, our train was detained at Kaliphari. When our train did not move for over 20 minutes, I got out of the coach only to be informed by 2 onduty RPFs that there was a traffic block at place and it would be cleared at 2:10 PM! Dissapointed by this, I climbed up on my berth and relaxed into sleep......
When I got up and 'Baba' had gone missing......
What happened? Stay tuned for part two :)

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Yesterday (16:23)   DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

Ideologies Matters More~   620 blog posts
Entry# 2362424            Tags   Past Edits
Durgapur Barrage has asked for capacity water hold to DVC JH for the last time else it will take strict action against the corporation. Due to continuous rain, Damodar water level has increased a lot beyond capacity. D. Bg has used it's total capacity to safe guard people from flood. On the other side, DVC JH has released water before reaching it's limit of hold.
Everything is in danger including Grand Truck Road and Grand Chord Railway said D Bg official.
29 votes
Jul 09 2017 (17:55)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Hardik pandya should be promoted up the order~   385 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2347423            Tags   Past Edits
Recently a lot of trains has been introduced all over the India which are falling short of patronage. So here is the first pole regarding some of the trains of #ER which are/were getting low patronage. Plzz cast your vote for the train which you think was not needed but still was still introduced.
Barddhaman Rampurhat Triweekly Exp14%4
Asansol Tatanagar Triweekly Exp0%0
Howrah Bolpur Kaviguru Exp7%2
Howrah New Jalpaiguri weekly AC Exp17%5
Asansol Gonda Weekly Exp0%0
Howrah Azimganj Kaviguru Exp0%0
Maldah Town Digha Weekly Exp31%9
Maldah Town Patna Triweekly Exp0%0
Sealdah Rampurhat Triweekly Intercity Exp0%0
Kolkata Ghazipur City Shabd Bhedi Exp (via Gaya)14%4
Kolkata Ghazipur City Weekly Exp (via Patna)7%2
Any Other (plzz mention it in the comment)10%3

3 posts - Sun Jul 09, 2017

10 posts - Mon Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10 2017 (11:15)
debarathi mandal   4934 blog posts   11457 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2347423-15            Tags   Past Edits
Up kaviguru r time ta odd....S1 full thake....but general ea temon public hoi na.....kono train er patronage sudhu up/down ea hoi na.....both up+down milea avarage kara hoi....tokhon passenger capacity per trip pao jai

Jul 10 2017 (14:17)
The lone ranger~   38 blog posts
Re# 2347423-16            Tags   Past Edits
I can't vote now, but my vote goes to shabd bhedi and BWN RPH exp

Jul 10 2017 (18:42)
Hardik pandya should be promoted up the order~   385 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2347423-17            Tags   Past Edits
Thnx vote counted

Jul 10 2017 (18:49)
Hardik pandya should be promoted up the order~   385 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2347423-18            Tags   Past Edits
Kono tatei bheed hoina sir, Ami almost every week with train tai chapi, in fact jeta BHP theke aase setateo chepechhi, but sebhabe pax thake na

Jul 10 2017 (19:56)
debarathi mandal   4934 blog posts   11457 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2347423-19            Tags   Past Edits
Rail to emni emni loss khaor jonno 3 te coach lagabe na....main katha etar sanage kono train er RSA nei....tai RSA er jonno extra rake bolte parbe na....jodi passenger ei na hoi tahale rail etake extra coach dito na
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Jun 26 2017 (09:38)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

Vivek Mondal   12 blog posts
Entry# 2333050            Tags   Past Edits
★★★  Rail Fanning
May 23 2017 (21:54)   15906/Dibrugarh - Kanniyakumari Vivek Express (PT) | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs) | UDL/WDM-3A/16531R

In a relationship with poorva exp😎😎^~   1694 blog posts   312 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 2289967            Tags   Past Edits

UDL WDM 3A ( ex JMP) taking a sunbathe at DGR after completing its duty with the longest train of INDIA, DBRG - CAPE VIVEK EXPRESS


May 24 2017 (11:25)
Vijesh Kannan*^~   28400 blog posts   156 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2289967-7            Tags   Past Edits
Superb loco this..

May 25 2017 (01:51)
May i have your attention plzz~   884 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2289967-10            Tags   Past Edits
Mere Sahar main ap kab aye????

May 25 2017 (13:14)
In a relationship with poorva exp😎😎^~   1694 blog posts   312 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2289967-11            Tags   Past Edits
Last week gaya hua tha DGR😊😊
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