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NLDM/Nangal Dam (3 PFs)
ਨੰਗਲ ਡੈਮ     नंगल डैम

Track: Single Electric-Line

Elevation: 355 m above sea level
Zone: NR/Northern   Division: Ambala
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 10
Number of Originating Trains: 9
Number of Terminating Trains: 9
Rating: 3.8/5 (16 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (2)
porters/escalators - average (2)
food - average (2)
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General Travel
Sep 14 2016 (12:31)   50106/Sindhudurg Passenger | NAN/Nandgaon Road (1 PFs) | ERS/WDG-3A/13207

SUNIT C~   1937 blog posts   202 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1991189            Tags   Past Edits
50106 Sindhudurg passanger @Nandgaon road
Info Update
Jul 30 2016 (17:44)   NLDM/Nangal Dam (3 PFs)

Jayashree   13033 blog posts   104007 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1946186            Tags   Past Edits
Nangal Dam Stn.
Rail Fanning
May 06 2016 (00:13)   12721/Dakshin SF Express (PT) | HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally (6 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   587 blog posts   18 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1834296            Tags   Past Edits
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But our favorite trains would not...
Let's make a list of train names, their meanings and for what they are named. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.
#Dakshin Express:
#Darjeeling Mail:
#Dayodaya Express:
#Deccan Express:
#Deccan Queen Express:
#Deekshabhoomi Express: Name derived from Buddhist monument Dikshabhoomi situated at Nagpur.
#Devagiri Express: Derived from name of Devagiri fort near Aurangabad.
#Dhano Dhanye Express:
#Dhauladhar Express:
#Dhauli Express: Named after the Dhauli hills which are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar. It is a hill with vast open space adjoining it, and has major Edicts of Emperor Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the road leading to the summit of the hill. A Buddhist shrine.
#Doon Express:
#Durgawati Express:
#Durgiana Express:
#Duronto Express: This train got its name Duronto bcoz in Bengali Duronto means restless (non-stop)
#Dwarka Express:
#East Coast Express: From the Eastern Coast
#Ekatmata Express:
#Ekta Express:
#Ernad Express:
#Executive Express (SR):
#Falaknuma Express: " Falak " is Sky and Numa means Reflection / Mirror, so it means Reflection of the sky or Mirror of the sky ( The name is taken from Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad)
#Farakka Express:
#Flying Ranee Express:
#Ganadevta Express:
#Ganga Damodar Express: This train connects the DHANBAD which is situated at the bank of Damodar and Patna which is situated at the bank of river ganga
#Ganga Gomti Express: Connects lucknow on banks of Gomti and Allahabad on Ganga banks.
#Ganga Kaveri Express: This train is originally started from Varanasi (Ganga river) and connect to the city near Kaveri river
#Ganga Sagar Express:
#Ganga Sutlej Express:
#Gangaur Express:
#Garbha Express:
#Garhwal Express:
#Garib Nawaz Express:
#Garib Rath Express: This train got its name and introduce due to people who cant afford AC travel in train.Aslo called Poors Man Chariot.
#Garudadri Express:
#Gitanjali Express:
#Godan Express:
#Godavari Express (CR): Named after Godavari river.
#Godavari Express (SCR):
#Gokul Express:
#Gol Gumbaz Express:
#Golconda Express:
#Golden Temple Mail: This train got its name due to Golden Temple in Amritsar.
#Gomati Express: Got its name from River Gomti flowing through Lucknow
#Gomati Sagar Express: connects Lucknow on banks of river Gomti with Channai on coast hence termed GOMTISAGAR
#Gondwana Express:
#Gorakhdham Express: The Name Of This Train Is In Two Parts, "Gorakh + Dham". "Gorakh" Is Named To Guru Gorakshnath, & "Dham" Means Place, Which Together Means "Place Of Guru Gorakshnath".
#Gour Express:
#Gowthami Express:
#Grand Trunk Express:
#Gujarat Express:
#Gujarat Queen Express:
#Gurudev Express:
#Gurumukhi Express:
#Gyanganga Express:
#Hampi Express:
#Harihar Express:
#Haripriya Express:
#Hatey Bazare Express: Named after a bengali novel, starts from Sealdah.
#Hazarduari Express:
#Hemkunt Express:
#Himachal Express:
#Himalayan Queen Express:
#Himgiri Express:
#Himsagar Express:
#Hirakund Express: Named after the World famous and India's Longest Dam , Hirakund Dam situated near Sambalpur.
#Hool Express:
#Hundry Express: Kurnool city is only one city in India which lies between two rivers one is Thungabhadra and Hundri rivers. There is another train #Hundri Express which also runs between Secunderabad-Kurnool city-Secunderabad.
#Hussainsagar Express: Named by Hussainsagar lake in Hyderabad.
#Hutatma Express:
#Indrayani Express:
#Island Express:
#Ispat Express:

May 15 2016 (18:46)
nump421~   1081 blog posts   1088 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1834296-1            Tags   Past Edits
This may be of interest to you. Pretty useful actually
source : irfca

May 20 2016 (02:04)
दपूरे डब्ल्यु ए पी 7 टाटा~   2151 blog posts   126 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1834296-2            Tags   Past Edits
#Gitanjali Express: Named from Gitanjali is famous book of writer shri Rabindranath Tagore.
#Ispat Express: Ispat name is given because of Rourkela Ispat Plant. this train has been extended 2 times first from Rou to SBP and then SBP to TIG presently train running from TIG (Titlagarh).

May 28 2016 (14:18)
AnshumanM   870 blog posts   117 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1834296-3            Tags   Past Edits
#Tapaswini Express Named after the book Tapaswini by famous Odia poet Gangadhar Meher
#Purushottam SF Express named after the other name of Puri known as Purushottam kshetra and Lord Jagannath(Vishnu) is also called Purushottam
#Konark Express Its named after the world famous Konark sun temple
#Nilachal Express Its also named after Puri, which is also known as Nilachal Dham
#Coromandel SF Express Its named after the Coromandel coast, the coastal area from Odisha to Chennai(Basically from Rajahmundry(ancient Rajmahendry) to Chennai
Info Update
Apr 28 2016 (01:19)   64563/Ambala - Nangal Dam MEMU | UMB/Ambala Cantt. Junction (8 PFs)

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Entry# 1823375            Tags   Past Edits
Conversion of 54511/12 Passenger into 64563/64 MEMU wef 1/5/16
Rail Fanning
Jan 24 2014 (16:39)   NLDM/Nangal Dam (3 PFs)

AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2011 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 973746            Tags   Past Edits
Bhakra Railway : The World's Only Free Railway...........:)
The Bhakra Railway Train Enters Nehla Station en-route to Nangal Dam , Punjab.

It’s the lifeline of many and the Nangal to Bhakra train is more than a heritage ride.

The Bhakra Beas Management Board’s only train allows passengers to travel without any ticket, as a 1953 American engine chugs the train.

The coaches, made in Karachi, travel at a speed of 40 kilometres per hour from Nangal to Bhakra and back daily.

When the construction of Bhakra Dam was started, there was no means of transportation from Nangal to Bhakra and it was decided to set up a railway track for transportation of the staff and heavy machinery. The train was started in 1948 with steam engines. In 1953, steam engines were replaced with three new engines brought from America.

Out of these three, two are still in working order whereas one is under maintenance at the Nangal station.

Though the Indian Railways has introduced five models of train engines since 1953, the BBMB’s heritage train is still successfully travelling with those 60-year-old engines.

The train traverses the 13-kilometre distance through the Shiwalik Hills with the consumption of 18 to 20 litres of diesel per hour. Driver Atma Ram says there are three tunnels on the track and six stations and close to 800 passengers travel in the train daily.

The track travels along the Nangal Dam water. The daily passengers are BBMB employee, students of various schools, BBMB oustees and visitors.
In 2011, the BBMB authorities had decided to stop this free service due to financial losses but it was later decided that this train was not meant to be a source of income, but had more to do with heritage and tradition.

The train also had a brush with Bollywood, featuring in Rajesh Khanna’s film “Chalta Purza”.

The train, however, today is also an indicator of the divide between the rich and the poor that existed in British era. Most of the passengers include only helpers, baildars, fitters, pump operators, painters, carpenters and other labour class working at the dam.

Buses and four-wheelers like jeeps are provided only to the supervisor class employees, including junior engineers and sub-divisional officers.
Coaches built in 1923

Train run by 1953-built GE engine from US

5 Karachi-made coaches

Seats made of colonial-era wooden benches

Traverses 13km to-and-fro between Nangal and Bhakra

A 400HP diesel engine
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