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12780/Goa Express (PT)
گووا ایکسپریس     गोवा एक्सप्रेस

NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin --> VSG/Vasco-da-Gama

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1.12779/12780 Vasco-Hazrat Nizamuddin- Vasco Goa Express will stop at URULI from 27.5.2017 to 05.06.2017.
Mon May 15, 2017 (09:07AM)
Updated: Jan 18 2017 (17:57) by GZB WAP5 with Mysore Shatabdi^~
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Jul 06 2016 (20:52)   12779/Goa Express (PT) | VSG/Vasco-da-Gama (3 PFs)

GOA SK TO VSG~   6265 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~   6265 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
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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~   2315 blog posts   2759 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1920325-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nice narration.....Take a STAR
★★  General Travel
Jul 14 2017 (19:52)   12621/Tamil Nadu SF Express (PT) | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Jai Jawan 🔫🔫🔫 jai kisan⛏⛏⛏~   1868 blog posts   1457 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 2352554            Tags   Past Edits
As IR is on the mission of converting the train from ICF to LHB. Don't you think some legendary train like TAMILNADU, TELANGANA, KERALA, GOA, KARNATAKA, GT, SBC MAS Mail, GODAVARI, PUNJAB MAIL, GOLDEN TEMPLE, GEETANJALI, JANESHWARI, PASHCIM, BHOPAL EXP, etc should be considered for giving priority.

20 posts - Fri Jul 14, 2017

1 posts - Sat Jul 15, 2017

16 posts - Sun Jul 16, 2017

Jul 16 2017 (17:33)
★★★BRC WAP 7😎~   1050 blog posts   1332 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2352554-45            Tags   Past Edits
No such specific reason . But TN exp is quite long journey train with compare to telangana exp

Jul 16 2017 (20:45)
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~   2213 blog posts   914 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2352554-46            Tags   Past Edits
Aisa Kuch nahi Hai
Distance jyada hone se .. TN ko pehle ya AP ko Baad me
Try for some better reason

Jul 16 2017 (21:20)
★★★BRC WAP 7😎~   1050 blog posts   1332 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2352554-47            Tags   Past Edits
Than the best solution would be first LHB rake should be alloted to AVANTIKA EXP & VADODARA EXP than give on to telangana exp or TN exp.

Jul 18 2017 (05:10)
गंगा दामोदर एक्सप्रेस the night king~   9269 blog posts   119 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2352554-48            Tags   Past Edits
Kuch bhi ho Tamil nadu is Tamil nadu kabhi bhilllll match nahi karegi Tamil nadu ke saath.

Tamil Nadu khud k state k logo ko serve nahi karti
Fir vo kaha ki state named exp Hai
Karnataka Kerala Telangana(AP) ye apne states ko bohat ache se serve karte Hai
And Jo Bina ruke hi daudte rahe aur fir b baaki teen k average jaisa hi uska speed ho vo koi jyada badi nhi Hai
Kerala AP are actual aggressive kyuki inke stops inke respective states me jyada Hai
Aur itne Stoppages hone k Baad b ye teen best Hai
Ha TN bhi best Hai but ye fact Hai k vo khud k state k logo ko serve nahi karti
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Jul 11 2017 (22:43)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

Atharva45^~   37324 blog posts   2675 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2349795            Tags   Past Edits
Today's Link at Agra Cantt : GZB WAP 7 #30225
★★  General Travel
Feb 09 2017 (09:16)   12780/Goa Express (PT) | RNJD/Ranjangaon Road (1 PFs) | GZB/WAP-7/30209

Ujjawal Kashyap~   824 blog posts
Entry# 2156858            Tags   Past Edits
WAP-4 Jhelum and WAP-7 Goa SF invades Ranjangaon S-curve !!

Feb 09 2017 (13:59)
Ashutosh   713 blog posts   258 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Feb 09 2017 (18:10)
rajeevame~   2592 blog posts   78 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2156858-2            Tags   Past Edits
There is a similar type of curve in ER's asn jurisdiction at chhota ambana (Cam) with hills on both sides with MPS of 120kmph. It is also damn eventful and mesmerizing.
Original credit to Pramit Mitra for shooting this beautiful section
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Jul 10 2017 (14:55)   12779/Goa Express (PT) | CSN/Chalisgaon Junction (4 PFs)

☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~   14298 blog posts   3067 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2348391            Tags   Past Edits
12779 VSG-NZM Goa Express Skipping Chalisgaon Junction at full speed of 110kmph.

Jul 10 2017 (17:51)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6265 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2348391-1            Tags   Past Edits

Jul 10 2017 (18:45)
☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~   14298 blog posts   3067 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2348391-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes furious GZB P7 in charge
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