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KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)
کتراسگڑھ     कतरासगढ़

Track: Double Electric-Line

Gaslitand Colliery Bypass, Sijua, Katrasgarh
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 198 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Dhanbad

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★★★  Rail Fanning
Oct 06 2017 (12:37)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Arnab   5301 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!

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Oct 22 2017 (11:23)
bad thngs happn 2 gud people~   566 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   5301 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~   3211 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~   566 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~   566 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.
★★★  Travelogue
Jun 14 2017 (22:53)   53342/Muri-Dhanbad Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Sectumsempra   256 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2320707            Tags   Past Edits
It was a normal monday! I had been home for a while and went off to see my friend and Ex-IRI 'Hotshot' Suriender Singh...
Suriender had encountered a challan for rash-driving and had to surrender his 'Driving license' to ASDP Police...and had to pay off his fines to clear his name
and ID :P
And being his 'jigra Bangali dost', he almost compelled me to accompany him to Asansol! So we set up for a chain journey to Asansol by catching up the MURI-DHN passenger up to DHN and then subsequent journey upto ASN would been be covered up by the RNC-HWH intercity...
So we bought an express ticket from SJA-ASN, how we made this journey is a tale for some other day,and I am attaching the same as a fond memory, as from tomorrow onwards such tickets won't be available in any of the plethora of stations lying on the DHN-CRP railway line stretch....
It is my deep regret that inspite of covering many journeys on this track section countless time, I never considered saving a ticket as a souveneir....
This line along with the DHN-JRI-PTD lines have given me some of my fondest childhood memories and at this juncture, when this line is said to become inoperational from tomorrow, and while I lie musing about it in Hyderabad, I confess that I have been overcome with moments of poigant sorrow and fond remnisciences....
Yes the line had to be closed, yes it's mere operational existence was akin to gambling with people's lives......but still deep down somewhere in my heart, there is a small child crying out, lamenting that a railway line that provided him with some of his most cherished memories....a railway line where he saw the last surviving legacy of the 'Steam Engines'......a railway line where he saw his favourite ALCOs being towed to trains like 'Shaktipunj' and 'Maurya'.....a railway line that made him a ferroequinologist in the first place......and most importantly a rail-line where his 'Late grandfather' would often spend puttering around as a guard of the great 'Eastern Railways'!!!
Alas, all good things must come to an end. At the stroke of midnight tonight a chapter, a legacy, a 130 year endeavour that started during the days of slavery in the 1880s under the reigns of 'Eastern Indian Railways' would fade into the pages of history..........
Farewell 'DHN-CRP' line, thee served well!!!
In forever fond remembrance

Jul 19 2017 (03:28)
ॐ नमः शिवाय। ॐ मणिपद्मे हुम्। जय श्री राम।^~   1602 blog posts   63 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2320707-5            Tags   Past Edits
Sir the line will be diverted or restored. So sir pl do not worry. The line will likely come back but might take 1-a few years.

The line may or may not be back...
Cause it is ECR & DHN, two mutually opposing entities!
General Travel
Jun 14 2017 (18:29)   KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

SRC P7s~   1042 blog posts
Entry# 2320425            Tags   Past Edits
Whoever will travel through Chandrapura-Dhanbad section today, please save and store the ticket. You aren't going to get that again. Good Bye Chandrapura-Katrasgarh-Dhanbad section!
Info Update
Jun 11 2017 (08:04)   DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

rajkamalspj~   661 blog posts   41 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2315723            Tags   Past Edits
Closer of DHN CRP Line

Jun 13 2017 (07:58)
rajkamalspj~   661 blog posts   41 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2315723-1            Tags   Past Edits
Diversion and cancellation plan in view of closer of DHN CRP Section w.e.f. 15/06/17
General Travel
Jun 07 2017 (17:39)   KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

SRC P7s~   1042 blog posts
Entry# 2310768            Tags   Past Edits
Protest against closure of DHN -CRP section continues at full fledge inspite of risk. DHN DRM said that there are many small and medium stations in the section where people are totally dependent on the few pairs of Passenger trains that pass through. Dhanbad-Jhargram Passenger is the lifeline of the people. People transport illegal mined coals, iron equipments and foodies from the area. Phultanwar, Katrasgarh are amongst the major tailors of it. People here are very very backward at no employment level.
Solving to the quora, Adra DRM Sri S.K Srivastava said, it's the matter of BCCL and coal officials to look into people's matter. Population needs a strong shift from the fire effected area giving them a chance of starting thier
lives in a new way. Hope they complete the task ASAP!
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