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Entry# 563622-0

GAP/Gurpa (4 PFs)
گرپا     गुरपा

Track: Double Electric-Line

Bihar State Highway 70, Lodhwe
State: Bihar

Elevation: 193 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Dhanbad
No Recent News for GAP/Gurpa
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 8
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 4.1/5 (16 votes)
cleanliness - good (2)
porters/escalators - good (2)
food - good (2)
transportation - good (2)
lodging - good (2)
railfanning - excellent (2)
sightseeing - excellent (2)
safety - good (2)

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★★★  Travelogue
Jan 30 2017 (22:56)   22324/Shabd Bhedi SF Express | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2507 blog posts   165 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2146238            Tags   Past Edits
3 compliments
Awesome Great trip dairy Nice writeup.
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 -
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.

4 posts - Jan 2017

Feb 06 2017 (23:21)
Sealdah Jammu HumSafar should get JRC Stoppage*^~   9006 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 2146238-5            Tags   Past Edits
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 ? :)

Feb 07 2017 (01:00)
DhnEcr~   5410 blog posts
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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 08 2017 (16:52)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2507 blog posts   165 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2146238-7            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
30 to 40, good :)
Some track maintenance work with Plasser machine was going on, while we skipped at speed of 40KMPH through NSCB Gomoh.Jn

Feb 08 2017 (16:53)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2507 blog posts   165 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2146238-8            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly! My dad was accompanying me so I didn't took any chance (for unscheduled halt enroute), hence deboarded at Barddhaman.Jn

Feb 13 2017 (08:29)
Finally GMO gets back P7~   4876 blog posts   350 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2146238-9            Tags   Past Edits
There is PSR of 30KMPH @GMO...
The train you overtaken @GMO was probably BRKA-ASN passenger!!
Rail Fanning
Feb 01 2017 (14:33)   22324/Shabd Bhedi SF Express | GAP/Gurpa (4 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30321

Abhijay Chakraborty~   235 blog posts   55 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2147864            Tags   Past Edits
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.
★★  Rail Fanning
Jan 22 2017 (00:15)   12382/Poorva Express (via Gaya) (PT) | GAP/Gurpa (4 PFs)

12312 Kalka Mail   261 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Entry# 2135399            Tags   Past Edits
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.

[[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.]]

2 posts - Sun Jan 22, 2017

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Jan 22 2017 (03:51)
iR railfan~   1964 blog posts   475 correct pred (86% accurate)
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I think this picture was clicked on 2nd July 2016.

Jan 22 2017 (04:37)
kshitij~   2633 blog posts   3005 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2135399-5            Tags   Past Edits
Perfectly timed click

Jan 22 2017 (07:00)
rajeevame~   2593 blog posts   78 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2135399-6            Tags   Past Edits
Mesmerizing and charming

Jan 22 2017 (07:57)
12393 SF KING SK 12394~   1175 blog posts   17 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 2135399-7            Tags   Past Edits
Welcome back sir..
The beauty of ghat section of dhn area is awesome ..
Nice pic.

Jan 22 2017 (10:31)
12312 Kalka Mail   261 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2135399-8            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly, aap bhi to the onboard gaya tak :)
Rail Fanning
Mar 09 2016 (21:44)   12801/Purushottam SF Express (PT) | GAP/Gurpa (4 PFs) | GZB/WAP-7/30215

JYOTI BHASHKAR SINHA~   351 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1762169            Tags   Past Edits
An aggressive overtake done by the ECoR king 12802 Purusottam Express.
On 1 march Puru with a shiny white monster from GZB overtook 9 hours late running 13152 JAT-KOAA Express, Which I was onboard, at GURPA.

Mar 09 2016 (21:53)
18626 The Super £xpresssss~   1752 blog posts
Re# 1762169-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very nice click,puru was also delay,what time u cossed gaya jn.?!

Mar 09 2016 (22:00)
JYOTI BHASHKAR SINHA~   351 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1762169-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes puru was also late by about 1 hour.
I crossed Gaya at around 2:00 pm
★  General Travel
Feb 14 2015 (17:02)   BLME/Bholidih (2 PFs)

Sealdah Jammu HumSafar should get JRC Stoppage*^~   9006 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1369669            Tags   Past Edits
Travel Tip: Never sleep after Dhanbad when your train is passing through stations like Bholldih, Nimiaghat, Guraru, Paraiya, Gujhandi, Dilwa, Gurpa, Paharpur, Manpur, Dehri-On-Sone, Sasaram and Babhua Road since these areas are well-known for insurgency and robberies on trains. Kindly stay vigilant during sleep mode also when your train passes through these stations after Sunset... thanks!!!

7 posts - Sat Feb 14, 2015

1 posts - Thu Feb 19, 2015

3 posts - Sun Feb 22, 2015

Feb 22 2015 (19:22)
Sealdah Jammu HumSafar should get JRC Stoppage*^~   9006 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1369669-16            Tags   Past Edits
I can understand as it's the force from UP that knows about anti-social elements from neighboring states entering into their state... jurisdiction issues are always a problem that such gangs take advantage of and this loop-hole of the law needs to be filled :-p

Feb 22 2015 (19:25)
Sealdah Jammu HumSafar should get JRC Stoppage*^~   9006 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1369669-17            Tags   Past Edits
Yes... cities like Varanasi and Mughalsarai fall into UP's Chandauli District that shares State Borders with Bihar so an element of security risk always prevails.... the political situation in Bihar can escalate it's law and order problem even more.... God save us (Common People of India) :-/

Feb 22 2015 (19:29)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Yes in plain and simple terms they referred to them as "Bihari Gangs". I actually got only my passport back after a month which was found by a Buddhist Monk in Gaya. By then I had got my new passport from US Consulate at Chennai. I still keep it as a souvenir.

Feb 22 2015 (19:43)
विश्व नाथ*   16775 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1369669-19            Tags   Past Edits
And they are helpless too ?

Feb 23 2015 (09:17)
Pilgrim   1070 blog posts
Re# 1369669-20            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry to know about all these thefts. While carefulness is surely needed, chaining of our luggages is also a must. Furthermore, we should not be careless in any place thinking it is safe.
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