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VSG/Vasco-da-Gama (3 PFs)
वास्को-द-गामा     वास्को-द-गामा

Track: Construction - Diesel-Line Doubling

Off Swatantra Path, Vasco-Da-Gama 403801
State: Goa

Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: Hubballi (Hubli)

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Number of Platforms: 3
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★  Travelogue
Jul 06 2016 (20:52)   12779/Goa Express (PT) | VSG/Vasco-da-Gama (3 PFs)

GOA SK TO VSG~   6275 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1920325            Tags   Past Edits
A short trip report of my journey from Vasco to Sanvordem in 12779 Goa Super Express.
I had to go to Vasco Da Gama today for some work in Mormugao Municipality today. My work was over by 2.45 pm. Now the question rose in my mind should I go back to my home via the same 2 bus trip which I took in the morning for reaching VSG or should I wait till evening for the one train and one bus trip back to home in the evening Vasco Kulem passenger. But after watching that it was 2.45 pm and the municipality is just near to the Railway station I set my eyes in 12779 super which earlier I had spotted in
the VSG yard with a KJM WDP4. So I rushed to the station brought a UR ticket to SVM and boarded a UR coach third from the loco.
Now comes the main part. Train was parked on PF#1. Kulem Vasco passenger was resting on PF#2. PNBE VSG was being shunted in the yard by a WDM3D most probably from ET shed with as usual two extra SL coaches after S11. A BOXN rake loaded with some coils was awaiting for its turn to enter the Port. Just few minutes before our departure a coal loaded BOXN arrived at VSG from the Port led by UBL WDG4 twins. Regarding rush luckily I got a seat, not much rush in SL coaches may be due to offseason.
The EMD beast gave a thundering roar and we left VSG sharp at 3.10 pm. The EMD did not show its true power till Sankval from where it started speeding up, overtaking a weirdly coupled Twin WDG4 loaded BOXN rake both were 4500 HP WDG4s evident from their livery both coupled in LHF mode which was quite surprising besides two BCNA rakes were also there in the Zuari Industries rail siding at Sankval.
After Sankval train skipped Cansaulim at good speed not MPS though crossing a Twin WDG4 led BOXN rake bound to Vasco. Surprisingly we skipped Majorda Junction through the PF#1 instead of the main line. But after that the EMD thundered all the way to MAO outers at MPS skipping Suravali at MPS. After waiting for about 5 minutes at outers we entered MAO at 3.50 pm on PF#1, where we met the "Bengali Damsel in Distress" 18047 UP HWH VSG Amaravati express running late by around 1 hour 50 minutes hauled by SCR's GY WDG3A Twins on PF#2. This poor train was heavily delayed in Dharwad Londa stretch may be due to HPT VSG track doubling works. I wanted to notice its CC but when I had just stated and was nearing the AC coaches few coaches of KR parked on the track between our platforms blocked my view. Lots of people boarded the train at MAO both making the UR coaches overcrowded. Lots of reserved passengers too.
We departed MAO after around 7 to 8 minutes and skipped SJDA while the EMD was still trying to accelerate after few minutes it accelerated to MPS and skipped Chandor within no time while crossing a Twin WDG4 led BOXN to Vasco. After few minutes the EMD started to deaccelerate indicating that its next halt SVM my destination was nearing. Finally entered SVM at around 4.20 pm where I bid farewell and Happy journey to Goa Super and went to the SVM Railway station bus stop for a 14 kms bus ride back to home. Moderate rush at SVM.
Lol even the bus was in MPS mood reached my destination in just 15 minutes ie. 14 kms in 15 minutes which is great for local private buses in Goa.
This was the end of a wonderful one train and one bus ride to home.
Thank you.
PS: Loco link KJM WDP4 #20057 as per my das he whenever he goes near VSG Railway station he has spotted Goa Super with EMD so members please confirm the link and update.

Jul 06 2016 (23:10)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6275 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1920325-1            Tags   Past Edits
A few notings after the trip.
1. Goa express link most probably changed from KJM Alco to KJM EMD, can be updated on our site after further confirmation.
2. Construction work of additional platforms going on at Madgaon Jn.
3. Once a SCR's GY Alco dominated section ie. VSG to QLM is taken over by SWR's KJM and UBL Alcos and EMDs. Now only
Amaravati express gets GY Alcos here even for banking passenger rakes they use UBL WDG4s spotted 2 months back on my trip on VSG YPR express to Londa Jn.
4. During Alco reign I never witnessed 12779 at MPS in VSG QLM stretch but today the EMD gave it to me.

Jul 18 2016 (11:55)
AK84~   2332 blog posts   2759 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1920325-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nice narration.....Take a STAR
★  General Travel
Jun 29 2017 (11:11)   22120/Karmali - Mumbai CSMT Tejas Express | KRMI/Karmali (2 PFs)

Vikramjeet Maitra~   618 blog posts   271 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2336187            Tags   Past Edits
Video Link : click here
22120 Karmali - Mumbai Tejas Express...A travel report on India's first train with Aircraft like features like Auromated doors,CCTV Cameras,LED Infotainment systems & many more...!!!
Enjoy the full journey from Goa to Mumbai onoard Tejas Express through the Lush Green Konkan in Monsoon...!!!
General Travel
Jun 18 2017 (10:55)   17420/Vasco-Da-Gama - Tirupati Express | VSG/Vasco-da-Gama (3 PFs)

Hahahhaa ECoR pollutant   252 blog posts
Entry# 2324734            Tags   Past Edits
Should be extended to Puducherry

Jun 18 2017 (12:53)
Electrification of whole SCR   867 blog posts   9 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 2324734-1            Tags   Past Edits
It's a Scr train cannot be extended to pdy, demand another train

Jun 18 2017 (12:56)
ಅರ್ಜುನ್ अजुॅन Arjun~   1166 blog posts   32 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2324734-2            Tags   Past Edits
Good ageree This Can Be Extended to Puducherry?
The existing train can extend upto pdy....
I Want Raliway Make Same This Why Don't Make Raliway Goverment it. I thik there allowed provied SR govt its...
New Train Coach Class From Puducherry SF Express
Help Explain Tell Me.   Railway minister Shri Suresh Prabhu sir should start and extend these following trains from vasco-de gama-puducherry express ..

Jun 18 2017 (13:00)
Electrification of whole SCR   867 blog posts   9 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 2324734-3            Tags   Past Edits
It's a Scr train, how can it be extended to pdy. If u want demand another train

Jun 18 2017 (18:30)
Prayer For India~   1263 blog posts   62 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2324734-4            Tags   Past Edits
My Train Give Vsg-Pdy Beach Exp These r your Demands??
IMAGINARY Train /train/55575/512/1232 ..
12779 Goa Express ready to depart from vasco with its regular link KJM WDP 4 20067 & neat and clean Vasco station
Pc-Aman Srivastava


Mast capture... Missing Vasco a lot after aoending 2.5 yrs in there :)
★  General Travel
Dec 08 2016 (13:18)   JNU/Jaunpur Junction (5 PFs)

Saurabh Singh Rajpoot~   114 blog posts   3 correct pred (43% accurate)
Entry# 2084149            Tags   Past Edits
New Train Needed For NER Varansi Division
1* Gorakhpur Cantt-Vasco Exp (Via Mau,JNU-ALD-JBP)
2*Prayag-Gorakhpur Cantt.Intercity Exp (Via MAU,ARJ,KCT,JNU)
3*Mau Terminal - Chennai Central Exp (via BSB-ALD-NGP)
4*Varanasi City - Ernakulam (via ALD-ET-TPTY)
Intercity(Via GCT-ARJ)

1 posts - Dec 2016

1 posts - Mon Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24 2017 (10:34)
Venkat వెంకట్   3304 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2084149-3            Tags   Past Edits
BSB-ERS can run via SBP, VSKP which is short cut.

Apr 24 2017 (10:47)
Guest: 6ccfff9a   show all posts
Re# 2084149-4            Tags   Past Edits
Time taken via ngp bsb ? Via vskp sbp bsb ?or via vskp bbs bsb?

Apr 24 2017 (11:35)
Venkat వెంకట్   3304 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2084149-5            Tags   Past Edits
Slot depends on Zones. Time taken is decided by zones.

Apr 24 2017 (11:38)
Guest: 6ccff8cf   show all posts
Re# 2084149-6            Tags   Past Edits
The route u mentioned is short or long
But it takes long travel time if we check
Thats what i said short cut doesnot mean train will take less time
Is that route really shortcut at all?

Apr 24 2017 (11:46)
Venkat వెంకట్   3304 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2084149-7            Tags   Past Edits
Time taken depends on slot. The shorter route can be given a better slot so that it can have less travel time.
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