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Blog Entry# 3543157
Posted: Jun 17 2018 (19:33)

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Last Response: Feb 01 2019 (02:21)
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Jun 17 2018 (19:33)   56916/Hubballi - Chikjajur Passenger (UnReserved) | KAG/Kodaganur (2 PFs)
Single Traveller
SingleTraveller^~   3086 blog posts
Entry# 3543157            Tags   Past Edits
Some things just get stuck in our head. We feel we need to find the answer for it.
As a railfan this was one train that always was sort of stuck in my head.
My question was why run this train to this small town in the night? Why not to HPT-BAY which always gets crowd. CTA people too wont use it after reaching JRU in the middle of the night, with no buses available from JRU to CTA at that time, so why?

While travelling recently, my train skipped JRU at high speed, but then I saw something that baffled me. That image and the fact that they were not allowing me to open the door to see doubling progress was gnawing my mind when the train stopped on the mainline at KAG. I thought it was again stopping to allow some crossing and was looking at the new 2nd PF at KAG and taking picture of the signal, when silently an Alco passed on the other side. Not taking anymore protest by the people near the door, I opened to see an empty passenger standing. When I saw the marking CR , one of the blogs I remembered /blog/post/3433694 and realised that this was the UBL-JRU train and it was not a SWR train. Then it started as did my train. Try as much, I couldn't get a clear pic of the TB or the CR marking but I kept clicking. Just one pic - Pic 5 - one could make out the red lettering on white board for coach indication typical of CR. Disappointed I took a couple of pics of the station and sat down.
It was fate or just mere coincidence that while returning back I spotted the train again. At GPB, I was busy clicking the PF extension and also the SB to get IRI to change the spelling, when I noticed passengers on both sides of the track. And then came this train (RSA) now as 51420 UBL - MRJ. I clicked as many pics as I could. The pics are not good enough for TL updation, but still we can make out the RSA pattern PRLI - MRJ - UBL - JRU .
I have changed the zone, but if anyone is interested, they can change the RSA seeing the TB.
But still one unanswered question remains in this complex RSA pattern :
- Which train is this 56911 from JRU to UBL? The TBs in that page show it as SBC - UBL /train/9100/1708/289
- Are 56911 and 56909 one and the same? If so, why the different numbering?
The image I spoke above was this.
* At JRU, on PF3 there was an EMD in SHF mode with a red DD LHB coach with blue band and then the shops blurred for some coaches then the rest were blue ICF coaches of UBL - SBC Pass!!!
* When I saw the red DD coach I thought some LHB rake going towards Bengaluru, then after the blur of shops, seeing the UBL Pass I was baffled. How could they connect a LHB coach with ICF coaches?
* I wish I was taking pics rather than enjoying the high speed skip :(

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Jun 17 2018 (20:37)
SBC~   7823 blog posts
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I saw this UBL-JRU Pass's train board once in Hubballi few years back having RSA with Miraj Pass.
56911 and 56909 are both same. But IRI shows both having different departures with same time arrival at UBL. Dont know why they have two different numbers. Do you know if any of the coaches of UBL-JRU--SBC night passenger train's coaches are left behind at JRU at 22:30 when moving towards SBC ?? Those coaches might be called as 56911.

Jun 17 2018 (22:39)
Single Traveller
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No. None are left behind. The entire rake gets attached ahead of HPT Pass (on PF 1) and the UBL Pass loco hauls it to SBC. That HPT pass loco is left behind at JRU

Jun 19 2018 (18:48)
Yash M~   56837 blog posts
Re# 3543157-4            Tags   Past Edits
RSA updated now. Clear TB pictures are available on train page of UBL MRJ pass.
Miraj - Hubballi - JRU - Hubballi - Miraj - Parli - Miraj - PM - repeat -- is the pattern

Jul 12 2018 (22:21)
Senthil   1850 blog posts
Re# 3543157-5            Tags   Past Edits
Great work. Thanks for remembering my post.

Feb 01 2019 (02:21)
Irshad13~   8015 blog posts
Re# 3543157-6            Tags   Past Edits
Before a train use to run Hubli Bijapur Sawari gadi spl exp which used to run on slot what today's UBL SUR intercity exp runs. And this Hubli Bijapur exp use to run with those CR parli train rakes and they cancelled the train extend SUR GDG upto UBL and that train might started running as UBL JRU passenger after cancel of UBL BJP exp.

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