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Poorva Express: हुगली सी बहती तेरी चाल है पूर्वा तू बेमिसाल है - Keshav Singh

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Posted: Mar 13 2017 (17:31)

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Last Response: Mar 15 2017 (00:00)
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Mar 13 2017 (17:31)   16516/Karwar - Yesvantpur Express (via Mangaluru) | KGVL/Kadagaravalli (1 PFs)
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Mar 14 2017 (23:33)
Abhishek Dubey   16640 blog posts
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I don't even want to imagine The case u r talking about
That would be disaster of The history

Mar 14 2017 (23:35)
Abhishek Dubey   16640 blog posts
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But if the thing r going onn good it's better to be it like that

Mar 14 2017 (23:38)
x-under SW-x   1967 blog posts
Re# 2196355-24              
yes too many curves.
but if one goods and one passenger are timed for crossing. let goods start at sklr and passenger at subramanya. now if goods fails before crosssing the passenger, the damage is minimum.
but if goods fails when nearing the passenger crossing at one of the 5 between stations then disaster.
but this is rear. risky but for more
trains this risk needed.
Also the main loco only controls, they can brake if required isn't it. when going down they can brake. sir when coming up too they can brake if something is wrong wit rear bankers?
sir also pilots are there in bankers so they can take control of their locos if lead loco controls fail. they can override and control train sir? else then bankers are just pushing or braking with no control?

Mar 14 2017 (23:45)
Abhishek Dubey   16640 blog posts
Re# 2196355-25              
They surely can control the ride if the lead loco fails & would surely will try to make the train upto any of the 5 station

Mar 15 2017 (00:00)
TheMadrasMail~   6348 blog posts
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The reason for not taking the risk here is that it is a big risk. Diverting the runaway train through a loop line will undoubtedly cause a derailment at the switches. Basically, in this particular route, one can be 99.99% certain that any accident is going to be a major accident. You can check the gallery for Kadagaravalli station ( I've added some pics earlier when I trekked on this route) to get an idea about how precarious this route is!
Braking operations with the bankers and lead loco is very tricky. The crew usually communicate using walkie-talkies and coordinate their controlling. The train's original locomotive, and the bankers usually work together, but the braking controls
are usually left to the bankers. For example, on these ghats, they use locomotives with 'AEB' - Auto-emergency braking, which basically applies the brakes automatically when the locomotive goes beyond 30kmph. This feature is mandatory for banking operations.
The bankers and the train's main locomotive have different crews, but braking efforts have to be coordinated properly. Any imbalance in the braking efforts from the train's loco and the bankers can either lead to coaches getting crushed or coupling failures and train parting. So usually a strict set of operations are followed and absolutely nothing is left to luck.
Even if they manage to allow such operations, still not many passenger trains can be expected here. Most of the ghat section is very, very remote and not at all accessible. For the gangmen and the track maintenance crew, it is a very dangerous job. Asking them to patrol these sections in the dead of the night would be very, very dangerous for them. That is one of the reasons why SWR did not make any efforts to introduce a night train on this route for a very long time.

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