Oct 06 2017 (12:39) Blog Category Changed: Rail Fanning by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604
Oct 06 2017 (12:38) Station Tag: Chandrapura Junction/CRP added by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604
Oct 06 2017 (12:38) Station Tag: Katrasgarh/KTH added by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604
Oct 06 2017 (12:38) Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604
Oct 06 2017 (12:38) Train Tag: Jhargram - Chandrapura MEMU/68019 added by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604
Oct 06 2017 (12:38) Train Tag: Dhanbad Chandrapura Hatia Passenger/613 added by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604
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. The... more...
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! Arnab
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 !
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. ... more...
And this is nothing new. They are several cases where freights were run on routes declared as unfit for passenger traffic.
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.
Jun 14 2017 (22:54) Station Tag: Phulwartanr/PLJE added by Dhanbad ER was much better than Dhanbad ECR/1711093
Jun 14 2017 (22:54) Station Tag: Kusunda Junction/KDS added by Dhanbad ER was much better than Dhanbad ECR/1711093
Jun 14 2017 (22:54) Station Tag: Katrasgarh/KTH added by Dhanbad ER was much better than Dhanbad ECR/1711093
Jun 14 2017 (22:54) Station Tag: Chandrapura Junction/CRP added by Dhanbad ER was much better than Dhanbad ECR/1711093
Jun 14 2017 (22:54) Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Dhanbad ER was much better than Dhanbad ECR/1711093
Jun 14 2017 (22:54) Train Tag: Howrah - Ranchi Intercity Express (via Asansol)/18627 added by Dhanbad ER was much better than Dhanbad ECR/1711093
Jun 14 2017 (22:54) Train Tag: Muri-Dhanbad Passenger/53342 added by Dhanbad ER was much better than Dhanbad ECR/1711093
A FOND REMNESCIENCE OF A HISTORICAL RAILWAY LINE, SOON TO BE EXTINCT! ####################################### 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... more...
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 Arnab
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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... more...
lives in a new way. Hope they complete the task ASAP!
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