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TSAH/Tata Sijua Halt (1 PFs)
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Sijua
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 194 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern   Division: Adra

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Feb 04 2016 (23:22)   68104/Gomoh - Kharagpur MEMU | TSAH/Tata Sijua Halt (1 PFs)
 
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
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A RAILFANNING TRIP TO AN EMPTY STATION:-
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DATE OF ACTION :- 26/12/2015
TIME :- 5:30-45 PM
PLACE:- TATA SIJUA HALT (TSAH)
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:- DHANBAD
RAILWAY DIVISION :- ADRA
ZONE :- SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY.
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Sijua, a census town is Dhanbad district is a lucky place where three almost parallel running railway tracks are within 5kms of each other.
And as such this small industrial hamlet is lucky to have 3 railway stations.....
1. (TSAH)...the smallest station of the lot serves the Tata Sijua colliery and falls under SER's ADRA railway division!
2. (SJA)......this lies on the DHN-CRP section of the DHN-RNC & DHN-SGRL railway line and falls under ECR's Dhanbad Division
3. (TET)......The largest station of the lot, it serves Tetulmari and lies on the DHN-GMO section of the Grand Chord line and also falls under ECR's Dhanbad Railway Division.....
TSAH falls in the BJE-VAA-MHQ-GMO section of the ADRA-GMO line and has no direct railway links to DHN...actually this route is kinda a Dhanbad bypass.....and as such the railway line has the number of trains running on the tracks well in single digits......
I had met Ex-IRI member Suriender Singh at SJA station. I had arrived at SJA at 12:00 PM using the DHN-CRP passenger. We stayed from 2-2.5 hrs and had a lively discussion about ourselves, SJA, the future of the DHN-CRP line etc.....
In the meantime I also took a few snaps which I would be sharing in an another blog......

About Singh : He seemed to be a very amicable fellow and his Hindi speaking skills were superb.....'Woh jisse kehte hai na "Sudh Hindi"'!!!
A guy with a terrific sense of humour , it doesn't strike you when you engage in a conversation that you are talking to Psychology student...
Guess psychology students have that ability to make you feel at home!!!
At around 4 PM we started on his bike, him driving and me riding pillion....It took a mere 15-20 minutes and we were on the road. TSAH is a tiny halt station located a few metres away
We parked our bikes and trudged towards the station...On our away we found a few girls giggling at us uncontrollably!
Unable to fanthom the reason behind their continous laughter, I stopped to have a look! Singh who in the meantime had surged ahead, quickly hustled me towards the station platform......Whereby on enquiry I came to know that those girls had mostly likely come there to relive themselves and where they had to endure our unwanted intrusion! Open Defecation is a serious problem here and inspite of the many steps that the authorities have tried to curtail it, it doesn't seem to interest the common folks! There are some people who never learn!!!
Hmmm....now the entire BJE-VAA-MHQ section is a single electrified broad guage. There are actually two lines separating at Bowrah Jn probably......
The Bhojudih-Bhaga-Mahuda is the longer line and this station falls on this route....It mainly serves the collieries of Jamadoba, Bhaga, Karkend, Loyabad, Bhelatand etc.... Previously this line was connected with Dhanbad via Jharia, Patherdih directly.....Courtesy of underground fire that line is already in the pages of history!!! This line bypasses Dhanbad and there is an amazing scarcity of trains on this line.....
In the 30 odd minutes we spent there, there wasn't a sign of life on the station....had it been not for the signal posts I would have surely believed the station to be abandoned. The station premises were locked and the ASM had probably gone to have a chat with the cabin man in the nearby Tisco Bhelatand Siding Cabin situated nearby!
A station master abandoning his station to have a chat with the cabinman, I think it gives a rather fair idea about how train 'scarce' this area is........
There are only three trains plying daily:-
1. The GMO-KGP passenger
2. The ADRA-KNF passenger
3. The GMO-CKP passenger
and finally a tetra-weekly SF 'Nandan Kanan Express' which doesn't have a halt here.....
The adjoining Bhojudih-Talgoria-Mahuda line is luckier as more number of trains traverse there....
Even the tri-weekly BBS Rajdhani gives it's blessing there.....
For more details about the technical aspect of the line, and to know more of it's history please refer the wikipedia link here:- click here
We spent around 15-20 minutes strolling on the platform there.....I taking some snaps along the way while 'Singh' was lecturing about the station.....
The only sign of life excepting the two of us.....were a few cows busy munching on the not so 'lush green' grasses.....It is best explained by photograph 10, where a cow calf is curiously staring at the 'flash' of the camera of my cellphone.....
There was an ox too who wasn't probably too happy to see us there.....:D
After spending about 10 more minutes we went back to roadside.....where we encountered those girls again......they started laughing again....we flashed a 'not so innocent smile'....started our bike...and bid them adieu!
Singh dropped me at SJA again where I took the HTE-DHN passenger home.....pictures and the incidents at SJA would be covered up in another post....
Presenting some of the pictures that I managed that day.....
1. PHOTO 1 :- STATION BOARD #admin can update it if they find it suitable.
2. PHOTO 2 :- MAIN STATION BUILDING-CUM-TICKET HALL-CUM WAITING ROOM
3. PHOTO 3 :- A GLimpse towards the roadside
4. PHOTO 4 :- ANOTHER STATION SHOT
5. PHOTO 5 :- DRINKING WATER TANK in the station premises
6. PHOTO 6 :- A NEARBY TEMPLE DEDICATED TO LORD SHIVA
7. PHOTO 7 :- ZOOM IN OF THE TEMPLE
8. PHOTO 8 :- A SHOT ATOP THE MAIN BUILDING
9. PHOTO 9 :- BENCHES AND SEATING ARRANGEMENTS'
10. PHOTO 10 :- THE COW CALF GAZING CURIOUSLY AT THE FLASH. ( Please zoom in, you can see the flash-light in her eyes)
11. PHOTO 11 :- ANOTHER SHOT OF THE HERD OF COWS.
12. PHOTO 12 :- THE SOLE BENCH WHICH WAS SHEDED
13. PHOTO 13 :- A SHOT OF THE OX (As it can be seen I was quite concerned about my safety here and as such took this one from behind the railings :P
14. PHOTO 14 :- A SIGN BOARD AT THE STATION FRONTIER
15. PHOTO 15 :- THE 'W/L' or 'SI/FA' BOARD
16. PHOTO 16 :- ANOTHER SHOT OF THE COWS (They lost interest by now, as you can see here :P)
17. PHOTO 17/18 :- SHOWS THE INSIDE STATION PREMISES (Zoom in on the train timtable , the 3 trains that halt here can be seen.)
18. PHOTO 19 :- THE WARNING BOARD AT THE RAILWAY CROSSING...
P.S :- COMING SOON.....the SJA trip report and a visit to MHQ (Mahuda junction)!!!
Arnab

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Feb 06 2016 (11:50)
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
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Suriender was a rather new member. He joined in 2015 only. He left because his posts were archived courtesy a guy whom he got into a fight with.
That guy had multiple fake ids which he used to get every one of Singh's post archived.....
Frustated, he left.....
Hope he rejoins soon!

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Feb 06 2016 (11:51)
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
Re# 1729957-30            Tags   Past Edits
Lets hope he does...

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Feb 06 2016 (11:52)
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
Re# 1729957-31            Tags   Past Edits
'CHUPA RUSTUM'....Sirjee humko khulam khula bande hao....aapka dhyan abhi aya hai :D

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Feb 06 2016 (12:15)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri^~   7834 blog posts
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ok.
hope he comes back and also let that member get some brain who does these kind of "cheap" things.

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It's really superb Arnab.......
Very Good....
'CHUPA RUSTUM' used for the Narration never know that you have such good writing Skills hence used this ....
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Aug 04 2015 (13:36)   12988/Ajmer - Sealdah SF Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30311
 
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
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RAILFANNING AT MY HOMETOWN!
It was saturday the 25th of July, when I set off for Kolkata. I reached Dhanbad Junction at 10:00 AM so to click some photographs of Dhanbad Junction. I was aiming for the 12988 Ajmer-Sealdah Superfast and planned to avoid the 13152 JammuTawai-Kolkata Express.
The PRS came to life and announced that both of the train were delayed by over an hour. Still wanting to avoid the 13152 I took a stroll along Platform number 1, and clicked a few snaps.
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it can be seen, it was a beautiful overcast morning, with occassional torrential downpour. The station drenched in the rains looked very fresh and was an eye-soother.
At 11:00AM sharp 53061 BWN-HTE passenger chugged in with a TATA WAM4, I couldnot take a picture as a freight train blocked the view as the passenger entered, simulataneously VSKP WDM3A 13282 chugged with the 12832 BBS-DHN Garib Rath. I was cursing the freight for a wasted oppurtunity,when all of sudden a twin-honk alerted me .I turned to see HWH WAP7 30311 pulling in 22387 HWH-DHN Black Diamond Express.
At 11:45AM the 68087 Bankura-Dhanbad came in,simultaneouslly 63522 GAYA-DHN-ASN memu chugged in.
At 12:00 sharp JAMMU-KOAA express came in. Majority of my fellow passengers got in, myself and the daily passengers waited on for the 12988 which the PRS announced would be arriving shortly. The daily passengers theorized that that 12988 would overtake 13152 sometime ahead, so it would be wise to wait for 12988. Why settle for Silver when you can get Gold,right!
An hour later we would be deeply regretting our decisions.
12988 came in with HWH WAP4 22286 at 12:15PM, I quickly scurried around looking for a seat. None, there was none, and none of the passengers around were inclined to share their precious seats. I stood at the door, amongst the commotion, hoping that I would get a seat at ASN. 1 hour of standing isn't such a bad deal ,right! Besides I was getting a beautiful view of the natural scenery and would be getting a good look at DHN trip Loco shed as the train would passby. I was happy.
The train waited and waited, would'nt start. Some of my fellow passengers started speculating that probably the incoming 12382 NDLS-HWH Poorva Express would be given track priority over the 12988 as Poorva was the senior train. An intimadating honk followed. I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train. My heart sank! The daily passengers were right, Poorva would get track priority. I watched with a sad face, as almost all the daily passengers jumped ship to the Poorva. Only an old grumpy uncle remained. Like me he had purchased a ticket for SDAH. I stood there looking at probably two hour delay in my plans.
Half an hour went by, none of the two trains budged an inch. It was then a commotion was heard outside of the platform. I stepped out of the train,and went up to the Loco-Pilot to ask him about the cause of delay. What he said sank my heart!
What happened was that 13152 whilst passing through had tore open a piece of overhead wire with it's loco's Pantograph at Pradhankanta. Repairs were underway,it would take atleast two hours to get the wire functional again! I was devastated! In my imagination I could see the HWH WAP4 of the 13152 laughing out loud as it had prevented not one, but two of it's illustrious cousins to overtake it. The Jammutawai would reach KOAA on time, while the usually punctual 12988 and 12382 would reach their destinations atleast 3 hours late.
Meanwhile the 68088 Dhanbad-Bankura MEMU was ready to depart on it's homerun to Bankura, but was stuck at Platform 1A for the same reason. All these while Black and Garib Rath got shunted and 13352 ALLP-DHN express had arrived on Platform 7/8. Meanwhile the VSKP WDM3A was all over the place chugging around happily, honking heavily as if to remind us that it did'nt require the wires to move around.
It was 14:30PM.I was still conteplating the 13152's devillish act of jealously when suddenly there was a honk from one of the two WAP4s. I put my head out, and saw that it was ours.
Ours signal showed a faint yellow glow in place of the bloodish red, that was their until a few seconds ago. I turned to my right on hearing a noise and saw a mass immigration of passengers from the Poorva into our train. With a faint start, the train slowly started out of the platform. With multiple triumphant honks the WAP4 started accelerating out of DHN JN. We passed by Loco Shed but I wasn't interested anymore, I was simply too tired. The solitary WAP7 30311 was resting peacefully, two dirty MGS WAP4 lay as if dead, a very dirty rajdhani livered ancient MGS WAM4 was the only thing with it's panto on.
The end of the Dhanbad Loco Tank and the flash of green of the signal post were the sign that we were finally leaving DHANBAD behind.......and gradually speeding towards SDAH!
These are the clips that I clicked on that day:-
1,2 & 3 show WAP7 30311 getting ready to shunt the Black-Diamond Express
4 shows the BBS-DHN Garib rath in the background of the WAP7
4&7 are panoramas of DHN JN taken during a light shower.
5 shows 68088 ready for Bankura
6 Self Explanatory
8 & 9 show the unusually deserted trip Loco Shed from the platfrom
10&11 show the station during a light shower
12 shows HWH WAP4 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22509
PS:- I reached SDAH at 19:00 hours that day. The train was stuck outside Dum-Dum Jn for a futher 1 hour.
The Poorva reached much before 12988
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP.
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

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Aug 10 2015 (21:55)
Arnab~   7713 blog posts
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Thank You very Much

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Aug 10 2015 (22:37)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed
MailguardSG25~   23993 blog posts
Re# 1557417-19            Tags   Past Edits
Nice story but the notorious act of SDAH never ends..it always makes Exp trains wait for 1 hr @ DDJ outer even though it knows very well that there are no contenders for PF#9A

Aug 11 2015 (15:53)
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Speechless.....:)

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Arnab~   7713 blog posts
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Well it is not exactly Sealdah's fault. The confluence of so many railway lines at Dum Dum Jn doesn't make things easy for the Sealdah Control room. Priority is obviously given to the local trains, over the long running trains. However there is always room for improvement.
If HWH can manage surely SDAH can as well!

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Arnab~   7713 blog posts
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Spotted MGS WAP-4 22509 at DHN today, with Muri-Dhn pax!
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