Dec 07 2017 (21:03) Station Tag: Gujhandi/GJD added by Meri 18626 super sabse uper~/1008698
Dec 07 2017 (21:03) Train Tag: Kalka Mail/12311 added by Meri 18626 super sabse uper~/1008698
The Grand Chord Railway= Happy birthday to life line of IR. The day is the 6th of December 1906. The place is an unknown town called Gujhandi close to Hazaribagh with a newly laid rail track alongside, winding its way through the hills. The Viceroy, Lord Minto has just finished securing a fishbolt on the track using a silver spanner, and amidst cheers and applause, the company of distinguished guests turn back to the shamiana. The band has struck up a lively tune, and the company seems jubilant and expectant . . . there is a feeling of triumph in the air. Finally the trumpets subside, there is an uneasy calm; Lord Minto rises, while Mr. James Douglas, Agent of the... more...
East Indian Railway and Lady Minto and a host of dignitaries look on with pride. The Viceroy clears his throat and begins: .GRAND CHORD RAILWAY --: Programme of Opening :-- . The timings of trains for conveyance of guests leaving Howrah on the night of the 5th December for Gya and arriving at Howrah on the morning of the 7th is given in the Abstract Time Table already issued. . Early tea will be served on the morning of the 6th at Nawadah on arrival of the trains there, that is, at 6-54 to guests by the first train and at 7-19 to those by the second train. . Breakfast will be served at Gya in the waiting hall adjoining the station between the hours 8-30 and 9-30. . After breakfast the guest trains will proceed to Gujhandi, which is situated at the top of the hill section of the New Railway. At this place a camp has been pitched a little distance away from the line. Luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. . The Band of the East Indian Railway Volunteer Corps will be in attendance. . His Excellency the Viceroy will reach Gujhandi at 2-40 p.m. and will perform the ceremony of opening the Railway by inserting a fishbolt at one of the rail joints and fastening the same with a silver spanner. . The ceremony being concluded, His Excellency’s train will proceed direct to Gomoh and the guest trains will follow as quickly as possible afterwards. . Dinner will be at Gomoh at 7-30 in the hall adjoining the station at which their Excellency’s The Viceroy and the Countess Minto will be present. Guests are invited to assemble in the Shamiana adjoining the dining hall at 7-15. A copy of the plan shewing the arrangement of the numbered seats will be furnished to each guest. . Today I'm travelling on this section pics soon.
Jan 31 2017 (22:47) 23 - Maithoon river bridge (tributary of river Damodar)
Jan 30 2017 (23:46) Station Tag: Parasnath/PNME added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Dankuni Junction/DKAE added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Barakar/BRR added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Netaji SC Bose Gomoh Junction/GMO added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Koderma Junction/KQR added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Gujhandi/GJD added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Gurpa/GAP added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:28) Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (23:11)
3 compliments Awesome Great trip dairy Nice writeup.
TRIP REPORT - 22324/ER GCT KOAA (GAYA - BWN) Trip report for my journey done along with our IRI member & friend Mr.Amit Kumar Singh (Bhilai) on 17th December 2016 (Saturday) from Gaya.Jn to Barddhaman.Jn Reached Gaya.Jn station at 05:40 Hrs, spotted Mumbai Mail arriving at pf#01 along with a WAP-7 HWH, while we moved along with our luggage on pf#02-03, it was 05:45 Hrs but still no announcement or name over display board then heard a shrill sound of horn along with bright headlight, yes that was our train to board -... more...
much hyped 22324 Shabd Bhedi Express over pf#02 but along a red WAP-4 HWH. Still there was no announcement nor coach position displayed over pf, we hurried on to our coach that was S6 33LB, 34MB, 36LB. As soon as we got seated over berths finally the announcer woke up to announce this trains arrival, that too with very unpleasant hoarse sound but by that time train was already rolling! I would say I was very much disappointed by this poor behaviour at such important station! Well after departure train started gaining speed it was very cold outside & a bit foggy too! After passing Paharpur we started slowing down for upcoming Gurpa - Gujhandi Ghat section ahead, which was a new experience for me as in past journeys this section was passed during night time. I took out the cellphone & starting recording the section admist chilly cold winds, which literally froze my hand of it's warm blood, but still kept on with railfanning! At this section we crossed many trains which were re-scheduled from Kolkata side, at Gomoh.Jn we overtook a train. Arrival at Dhanbad.Jn was very early at around 30 mins from it's scheduled arrival over pf#01. We hopped outside over platform to get some tea & snacks, we over train too vendors were selling tea, but we preffered station tea & samosas (singara). We cheched the loco link again to take some front snaps but due to presence of large numbers of RPF guys & instead returned towards backside & Ranchi Shatabdi Express arrived at pf#05 with a WAP-7 HWH. While departing saw a WAM-4 MGS over pf#02 with some Passenger service awaiting to depart. Till Asansol run was good just at one place we slowed down to cross Maithoon river, thereafter straight halt at Asansol.Jn. At Asansol ELS saw couple of WAP-4's, WAG-7 & twin WAP-7 (probably new). halt at Durgapur.Jn was short & sweet over pf#04. After that we started sorting out over belonging to alight at next halt that was at Barddhaman.Jn while Amit was to alight at Kolkata Terminus (Chitpur). Prior to entry at BWN we were kept waiting at outer while a WAG-7 JHS hauled CONCOR rake was slowly in parallel direction overtooking us, but withinn some moments we were given to proceed to finally overtake that freighter & I was just waiting to board BWN CHORD EMU. Arrival at Barddhaman.Jn was over pf#05, we bid farewell to Amit & ran to buy tickets, finally when arrived saw HWH CHORD EMU had already arrived over pf#04. We boarded EMU & I finally dozzed off over window seat & proceeded to have cubersome journey till Dankuni.Jn. Thank you for reading the trip report & positive feed backs expected! ================== Cleanliness -> 09/10 Punctuality -> 10/10 Food -> 04/10 Railfanning -> 08/10 Safety -> 08/10 ================== Pictures summary : 01 - Gurpa Gujhandi Ghats 02 - Parasnath 03 - Express train at Gomoh washing pit line 04 - Gomoh Cabin 05 - Gomoh 06 - Gomoh 07 - Gomoh 08 - Gomoh 09 - Gomoh Cabin 10 - Routes towards Chandrapura.Jn 11 - Dhanbad.Jn arrival 12 - Unknown (Intercity/Passenger train) 13 - WAP-4 HWH with Shabd Bhedi Exp at DHN 14 - Member Amit Kumar Singh 15 - Me 16 - Me 17 - WAP-7 HWH with Ranchi Shatabdi Exp at DHN 18 - Unknown Passenger train 19 - WAM-4 MGS with Passenger train at DHN 20 - Dhanbad.Jn station name board 21 - Somewhere between DHN-ASN 22 - Somewhere between DHN-ASN 23 - Barakar river bridge (tributary of river Damodar) 24 - Barakar 25 - Asansol ELS 25 - Asansol ELS 26 - Durgapur.Jn 27 - Dankuni.Jn arrival by BWN HWH CHORD EMU.
Ok... so you got the privilege to take snaps of this newbie train at Gaya, Dhanbad, Asansol, Durgapur and Bardhamman... all biggie stations covered between Mughalsarai and Kolkata for this train. Nice snaps... did your train slow down at GMO or skipped at a decent speed since track renewal work was going on over there some months ago ? :)
Pic 23 is Barakar river bridge is sort of border that marks end of Jharkhand and beginning of West Bengal. With KMME (my home station) in Jharkhand and Barakar station in WB. Besides as this train goes to KOAA its route must separate from Dankuni JN so it would halt for signal or something. I have once seen SDAH Rajdhani halting there. So u could have debaorded there. In case it didnt halt there was no way but to come back from KOAA by bus or train.
Feb 01 2017 (14:36) Loco Tag: HWH/WAP-7/30321 added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Feb 01 2017 (14:36) Station Tag: Kolkata/KOAA added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Feb 01 2017 (14:36) Station Tag: Ghazipur City/GCT added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Feb 01 2017 (14:36) Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Feb 01 2017 (14:36) Station Tag: Gujhandi/GJD added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Feb 01 2017 (14:36) Train Tag: Shabd Bhedi SF Express/22323 added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Feb 01 2017 (14:34) Station Tag: Gurpa/GAP added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Feb 01 2017 (14:34) Train Tag: Shabd Bhedi SF Express/22324 added by Abhijay Chakraborty~/743707
Enroute through one of the most scenic stretch in India..!! Onboard 22324 DN Ghazipur City[GCT]- Kolkata[KOAA] Shabd Bhedi Express on its 1st commercial run towards Kolkata pulling by Howrah[HWH] based WAP-7 #30321 loco climbing & crossing the tunnels of Gurpa- Gujhandi ghat section of Chota Nagpur hills in East central Railway[ECR] on a chilled morning.
Jan 22 2017 (11:14) The Most spectacular view that one can have while onboard 12382, (I mean not only this frame, but the entire Ghat Section never lets anyone to pass without making them say "WOW") There more scenic captures available on internet of this majestic ghat section (Including Mount Mahakassapa, you know that by a yellowish appearing Temple situated at the Peak of that mountain) ]]
Jan 22 2017 (00:31)
Jan 22 2017 (00:16) Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by 12312 Kalka Mail/1667190
Jan 22 2017 (00:16) Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by 12312 Kalka Mail/1667190
Jan 22 2017 (00:16) Station Tag: Gujhandi/GJD added by 12312 Kalka Mail/1667190
The Most spectacular view that one can have while onboard 12382, (I mean not only this frame, but the entire Ghat Section never lets anyone to pass without making them say "WOW") There are more scenic captures available on internet of this majestic ghat section (Including Mount Mahakassapa, you know that by a yellowish appearing Temple situated at the Peak of that mountain). But this one is my best of my mobile's camera, It is not like that my camera has reproduced the exact same beauty, but it is only 10% of the radiance of that area, after all, Experiencing the scene by physically being there gives an extra touch and feel where all the factors combines and make you feel like at heaven. .... more...
. [[The Contrast and Gradients played by nature is lightyears ahead of that of any painter/Photographer, From the Greens of Plants to Blues of clouds and luminance spread all around, Blacks are up but still shadows aren't that down, All this is possible for only one Artist..... THE ALMIGHTY _/\_. A photographer may strive and get much of that in his photograph, but the essence and other factors aren't reproducible.]]
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