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Blog Entry# 5900458
Posted: Dec 03 2023 (19:36)

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Dec 03 2023 (19:36)   19218/Saurashtra Janta Express (PT) | RJT/Rajkot Junction (7 PFs)
KanekiKen   48 blog posts
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A small railfanning at Rajkot jn plus a major update of 19218/Saurashtra Janata express.

This train has officially shifted it's traction change from Ahmedabad to Rajkot along with few other trains originating/terminating from Porbandar/Veraval.

the timeline of Saurashtra Janata express traction change:

1. Pic 1 to 7, A shiny red hot Bl(Valsad) Wap-4e #22280 under the mildly cold afternoon is casually waiting for the arrival of 19218 to take charge from Rjt jn.

2. Pic 8 to 11, SBI(Sabarmati) Wdp4d #40323 is arriving with 19218/Veraval Bandra Saurashtra Janata express at Rajkot jn on pf. No. 4(Formerly pf. No.7). In pic 8 & 10, 3 hours late running 11464/Jabalpur Veraval express is now ready to depart from Pf. No. 2 of Rjt jn.

3. Pic 12 to 18, Decoupling of SBI Wdp4d takes place & now it's begin to move as a light locomotive & now it is going towards the Yard to take a small nap there.

4. Pic 19 to 27, After picking Saurashtra Janata express from Veraval, SBI Wdp4d is now going to take a nap at the Yard while passing through Pf. No. 5(Formerly Pf. No 7) at Rajkot jn. In Pic 20 large #Tb can be seen while in Pic 27, Bl Wap-4e is now ready to move to start it's upcoming journey.

5. Pic 28 to 34, While the SBI Wdp-4d is going to take a nap, the shining Red hot Bl Wap-4e is slowly & partially passing through Pf. No. 5 & moving towards Pf. No. 4 for the coupling of Saurashtra Janata express.

6. Pic 35 to 41, Wap-4e has arrived at Pf. No. 4 for the coupling of Saurashtra Janata express while another guest also has arrived too.

7. Pic 42 to 45, While the process of Coupling was going on, 22946/Okha Mumbai Central Saurashtra Mail along with Brc Wap-5 30073(Non HOG fitted) got the clearance first & was departing from the Pf. No. 3.

8. Pic 46 to 48, As Saurashtra Mail was passing, Saurashtra Janata express with Bl Wap-4e was waiting for few minutes for it's departure.

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Dec 04 2023 (11:56)
KanekiKen   48 blog posts
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Here are some other snaps of slow departure of 19218 from Rjt jn Outskirts.
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