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May 14 (14:17)
PNR/Waitlist/RAC/Confirmation

Entry# 2074     
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What are the different types of waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

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sreerup kol^~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 14 (14:17)
What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?
1. GNWL: General Waiting List (GNWL) waitlisted tickets are issued when the passenger begins his/her journey at the originating station of a route or stations close to the originating station. This is most common type of waiting list and has got the highest chances of confirmation.
2. RLWL: Remote Location Waiting List (RLWL) means ticket is issued for intermediate stations (between the originating and terminating stations) because usually these are the most important towns or cities on that particular route. This type of tickets
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will be given a separate priority and confirmations will depend on the cancellations of a destination confirmed ticket. Remote location stations prepare there own chart 2-3 hours before the actual departure of train. For this type of ticket there are less chances of confirmation.
3. PQWL: A Pooled Quota Waiting List (PQWL) is shared by several small stations. Pooled Quotas normally operate only from the originating station of a route, and there is only one Pooled Quota for the entire run. The Pooled Quota is generally allotted for passengers travelling from the originating station to a station short of the terminating station, or from an intermediate station to the terminating station, or between two intermediate stations.
4. RLGN: Remote Location General Waiting List (RLGN) is issued when a user books a ticket where WL quota is RLWL. This means after ticket booking RLWL gets named as RLGN.
5. RSWL: Roadside Station Waiting List (RSWL) is allotted when berths or seats are booked by the originating station for journeys up to the road-side station and distance restrictions may not apply. This waiting list has also very less chances of confirmation.
6. RQWL: If a ticket is to be booked from an intermediate station to another intermediate station, and if it is not covered by the general quota or by the remote location quotas or pooled quota, the request for the ticket may go into a Request Waiting List (RQWL).
7. TQWL or Tatkal waiting list: For tatkal tickets, the waiting list issued is TQWL. If tatkal ticket goes up, it directly gets confirmed and doesn’t go through RAC status unlike GNWL. During chart preparation, general waiting list (GNWL) is preferred over tatkal waiting list (CKWL) therefore tatkal waitlisted tickets are less likely to get confirmed.
May 14 (09:35)
General

Entry# 2073     
sreerup kol^~
What is the difference between a Terminal and a Terminus railway station?

Jan 06 (14:34)
Blog Post# 2965931-56     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 14 (09:35)
It's just a matter of usage. You would be correct in calling Vasco, BCT, MAS and HYB a 'Terminus' as the tracks literally end in these stations.
With 'Terminal', it's a bit more vague. You can call Vasco, BCT, MAS and HYB as 'Terminals', because, in this context, 'Terminal' means the same as 'Terminus'. Howeverm you can use 'Terminal' as an adjective to describe a station. For example, Madgaon can be called as a 'Terminal' for Konkan railway, because a lot of train services begin and end here. In that sense, MAO is the end point for a service, so it can be called a 'Terminal' for that service.
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'Terminus' is a rigid word only referring to the final station on a line. 'Terminal' is not so rigid, and can slightly change it's meaning based on the context. So, if someone were asking a question, saying that a particular station is a 'Terminal' station, will be rather vague as it can mean that it is just a large, grand station where a lot of trains originate and terminate, or it can refer to a dead-end station too. And people tend to favor both explanations equally, so it can be confusing.
May 13 (17:03)
Ticket Reservation Quotas

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12471 स्वराज एक्सप्रेस 12472^~
What is the meaning of RAC ?

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04044Anand Vihar T Gaya Weekly Special Fare^~   Added by: 12471 स्वराज एक्सप्रेस 12472^~  May 13 (17:04)
RAC stands for Reservation Against Cancellation.
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After Charting, if your ticket remains RAC then your coach number will be prefixed with 'R'.
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Two persons are alloted on a single berth.
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Side Lower Berths SLB are alloted to RAC travellers. Whereas LB Lower Berth is alloted in Garib Rath.
May 10 (23:30)
Locomotives

Entry# 2069     
sreerup kol^~
What is the reason for choice of the locomotive hauling a particular train.

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Blog Post# 3345548-17     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 10 (23:30)
First off, all passenger trains are hauled by passenger LPs on a priority basis. Only for diverted or late running passenger trains, and in cases where is no possibility of arranging a passenger LP are trains hauled by goods LPs. Even in this case, only A-grade Goods LPs are allowed (A pool of such LPs is prepared beforehand). In the worst case, a non-A grade goods LP will be accompanied by a Loco-inspector for running a passenger train. So even if the train is being hauled by a Freight locomotive, the LP is most definitely a passenger LP.
Secondly loco links are decided on a periodic basis. At the beginning of, say, every month, a detailed crew
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and loco link plan is drawn up at the divisional level for allotting crew and loco links to regular trains. Freight traffic is predicted and locomotives are provided accordingly. Now, special trains are usually non-daily trains introduced on a relatively short notice. Also, they have very few runs. So creating a dedicated loco link for a special train would be an unnecessary effort, and also may not always be possible. Most, if not all of the passenger locos available at the originating station or at loco change points would already be part of pre-planned loco links. And creating a new loco link just for a weekly train with only a limited run would be very inefficient. That's why specials mostly get whatever locos are free at the trip shed.
Why is elevation from the sea level written at the railway station ?

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💖SUPERMAN 💖™^~   Added by: 12471 स्वराज एक्सप्रेस 12472^~  May 10 (20:04)
➡️Why is elevation from the sea level written at the railway station ?
➡️Basically, it is intended for loco drivers, guards and railway engineers as it tells the gradient(slope) between two stations.
It comes to help while laying down the tracks and even if the train is moving from higher level to lower level or vice versa , then loco driver knows how much speed has to be maintained .Another application is that it is also used for telecommunication to know the coverage area of radio station but it does not come into
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play nowadays as we have GPS system.
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May 10 (16:29)
Blog Post# 3403702-1     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 12471 स्वराज एक्सप्रेस 12472^~  May 10 (20:05)
To be precise, the MSL doesn't really indicate the gradient between stations. IR has strict guidelines for gradients in yards, stations and between stations (depending on kind of traffic expected). So, irrespective of the MSL of two successive stations, the track is always laid out in such a way that the gradients are within a limit. So, the MSL markings are practically of no use to the Loco Pilots. The LPs depend on the gradient markings provided all along the route, and their knowledge of the route (through their route learning) and the working timetable provided to them that indicates all the speed limits on the route.
For example, between Karjat and Lonavala, within a span of
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27 km, the line ascends almost 500m. IN the VSKP-Kirandul section, between SUP-SMLG, the line ascends almost 1000m over a distance of 60km. However, the ruling gradient is very different between both sections.
The MSL markings are a relic from earlier days when they were the only way to determine the difference in elevation between different places. With the advent of satellite imagery, this has become redundant. But the practice is still continued as during the surveys for constructing new railway lines and stations, the elevations and MSL are also collected as a part of the Civil Engineering surveys.
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