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Nov 03 2018 (20:27)   58501/Visakhapatnam - Kirandul Passenger | MVW/Mallividu (1 PFs)
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
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Enroute Araku Valley, our 58501 VSKP - KRDL Passenger entered at Mallividu and then waited there for almost 15 mins for a crossing with a goods train going towards Vizag. 1st two pictures have been taken from the Vistadome (AC tourist) coach.
[Update: The route in between Kottavalasa and Mallividu is electrified double line and fully functional. In fact, our train went through the newly laid track upto Mallividu. The single electrified line continues from there, and doubling work is going on upto Shrungavarapukota (popularly called as S Kota).]

Date: Oct 13, 2018.

Nov 03 2018 (20:42)
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
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The wait ends, as the goods train was visible in the background headed by twin VSKP G-9s, which slowly crawled through the main line.
As soon as the goods train went off, our 58501 Passenger was given green nod, and it started moving ahead.

1 Public Posts - Sat Nov 03, 2018

Nov 03 2018 (20:56)
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
Re# 3969864-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hyan. Ekhon ar oto regularly asa hoy na.
But whenever I get time, I keep myself busy in railfanning. :)
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Sep 29 2018 (23:40)   22614/Sangrami Express (PT) | MSDL/Mahishadal (3 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22524
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
Entry# 3853142            Tags   Past Edits
22614 Haldia - Chennai Weekly SF Express slows down just before entering Mahishadal (MSDL) station because of a speed restricted zone related to some maintenance work on the track. Todays loco-in-charge was P4 #22524 from HWH. The loco starts accelerating as soon as the train crosses that zone, and gains a good pace in no time.
Date: Saturday, Sept 29, 2018.

2 Public Posts - Sun Aug 11, 2019
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Sep 29 2018 (14:04)   MSDL/Mahishadal (3 PFs)
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
Entry# 3851436            Tags   Past Edits
Some pictures of Mahishadal (MSDL) station, taken today. This station is popularly called as Rambag station by the local residents.
The station area has really developed over the years. Earlier it used to be a small station with one small platform and a tiny ticket counter. Now the no of platforms has gone upto 3. A few passenger amenities have been provided, For example, there is a foot over-bridge, clean and shaded urinals for gents and ladies, shaded space for passengers, clean benches, drinking water, digital time board etc.

Date: Sept 29, 2018

Sep 29 2018 (14:15)
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
Re# 3851436-1            Tags   Past Edits
Some more pictures taken at MSDL...

2 Public Posts - Sat Sep 29, 2018

Sep 29 2018 (14:28)
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
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Unfortunately, IRI doesn't show the EMU (local) trains in the arrival departure section, my friend. There are 4 pairs of EMU trains which run in between PKU - HLZ section of SER, and all of them stop at MSDL. The train numbers are 38051 - 38058 (total 4 pairs). Search in IRI about their TT and you will get to know that they indeed stop here. :)
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Aug 14 2018 (19:52)   12857/Tamralipta Express
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
Entry# 3712625            Tags   Past Edits
Just now saw two recent Youtube videos on Tamralipta/Kandari Express, where I found two CC coaches (one of them was a JS CC coach), instead of one. I checked in IRCTC about the avilability status. It seems, there has been an augmentation of one CC coach in the coach composition. But when I looked into SER website, I didn't find any official PR on this. Can anybody shed some light on this, please? I am just curious, whether this augmentation is temporary or permanent. Thanks in advance.
For reference: These are
the videos I was referring to
click here
click here
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Jun 11 2018 (00:09)   12813/Tata Steel Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | TATA/WAP-7/30609
Somanko_ELST^~   35419 blog posts
Entry# 3515206            Tags   Past Edits
Finally it is 11th June 2018. A historical day in my life. Aaj whole night mera neend shayad nahi ayega. Similar experience hua tha when I was 11 years old kyuki Mein 3 Saal baad kahi ja raha tha. Ispat se Ghatshila. Saare raat neend nahi aya aur TinTin ka kitabe padta raha. This will be my trip blog for Steel LHBfication Journey. Do watch out. Goodnight for now.

7 Public Posts - Mon Jun 11, 2018

Jun 11 2018 (13:20)
Avradip Pradhan^~   1765 blog posts
Re# 3515206-8            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
No idea.
Wonderful!!! Any info on what SER is planning to do with this existing ICF rake?

58 Public Posts - Mon Jun 11, 2018

1 Public Posts - Tue Jun 12, 2018
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