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Posted: Oct 17 2023 (16:16)

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Oct 17 2023 (16:16)   12841/Coromandel Express (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
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A very rare pic!
Steam locomotive shunts Coromandel Express towards Howrah!

Collected from Ramkrishna Naidu's Facebook wall.
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Oct 19 2023 (17:03)
Venky63~   7947 blog posts
Re# 5854880-3               Past Edits
Are you sure coromandel exp started in 1960 ??
It could be Howrah Chennai mail
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Oct 19 2023 (17:04)
Venky63~   7947 blog posts
Re# 5854880-4              
Introduced by Indian Railways on March 6 in 1977, the Coromandel Express runs at a speed of 130 km/hr and covers a distance of 1659 kms between Shalimar railway station, West Bengal, and Chennai Central railway station, Tamil Nadu in 25 hrs and 30 minutes.05-Jun-2023
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Oct 19 2023 (17:27)
deepak.yerr~   5741 blog posts
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Coromondal exp started with diesel engine I'n 1977. Chennai Howrah mail is running in 1937 itself as said by the father who studied in history book of my grand father.
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Oct 19 2023 (17:45)
Venky63~   7947 blog posts
Re# 5854880-6               Past Edits
Great ,there was one more train from hwh to Chennai , named as Janta express
Now discontinued. Had opportunity to travel in that train long ago ( 1973 perhaps) in First class
Bsb to hwh in 6 up Punjab mail ,HWH to mas in janta express.Mail my dad could not get berth.
My father worked Indian railways( DLW)
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Oct 19 2023 (22:08)
deepak.yerr~   5741 blog posts
Re# 5854880-7              
Howrah Chennai Jonathan express destination changed to Tirupati when coromondal express is introduced and diverted via Bhinavaram when Guage conversion completed in late 1970s. After HWH yesvantpur express frequency increased to daily its now Tirupati Puri. The number and timings are almost same from the past 60 years 79/80.
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