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MSOD/Masodha (2 PFs)
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NH 96, Masoudha
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Dec 16 2019 (09:54) International Level Waiting Hall Under Construction at Ayodhya Railway Station (
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Dec 17 2019 (19:04)
Saurabhdubey_86^~   26263 blog posts
Re# 4515020-12            Tags   Past Edits
Main lines were designated in order of their inception and operation date.
They not necessarily be the shortest; like the hwh -ddu main line is via kiul Patna and not via gaya (which is called GC) because it started first and Britishers started prominent trains of the time through it.
Same applies for hwh - csmt line where main line always was via gaya Coi and not via bsp NGp though the later is shortest .
line for hwh and shimla is via DLI cnb as Britishers used it for shifting their summer capital setup each year but the shortest as you know is via lko-mb-sre

Dec 17 2019 (20:13)
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sri_prateek^~   2844 blog posts
Re# 4515020-13            Tags   Past Edits
but majority of main line is decided by the shortest distance.

Dec 18 2019 (12:05)
Prakhar Yadav^~   6071 blog posts
Re# 4515020-15            Tags   Past Edits
there r lot of factors dat decide d concept of main line.
here in case of 3 lines of LKO - BSB.
LKO to FD was d first line to built however LKO - PBH was d first line to reach BSB.

LKO - PBH - BSB is called d main line. 302km
LKO - SLN - BSB is called d chord line. 284km
LKO - FD - BSB is called d loop line. 324km

Dec 18 2019 (12:43)
TheMadrasMail~   6349 blog posts
Re# 4515020-16            Tags   Past Edits
The British used the following definitions for these -
1) Main line - The busiest route and the one generating the most amount of traffic.
2) Chord line - The shortest route, with lesser traffic than the main line, used mainly for long distance traffic without much traffic to intermediate places.
3) Loop line - Usually just an alternate route that is neither the
shortest, nor the busiest.
For example, the original route from HWH to Delhi was via Jamalpur, now called the Sahibgunj loop. The first trains from HWH to Delhi went through this line for about 5 years. Then the line between Sitarampur and Kiul was constructed. Initially the main traffic was still via Jamalpur so, the new line was called the 'Sitarampur Chord'. Shortly afterwards, more traffic started going through Sitarampur, so it became the main line, while the line via Jamalpur became the loop line.
The Grand Chord came up almost 35 years later. Until the 1960's, there wasn't much traffic on the Grand chord, so it never became the main line. Had the Britishers still been present, they would have termed the Grand Chord as the main line and the line via Patna as the loop line.
Same with the LKO-BSB route. LKO-FD-BSB came up in the 1870's and was the main line. The route via PBH came up in 20 years later in 1898 and soon became the main line, while the FD line became the loop. The line via SLN being the shortest, is termed as the chord.

Jan 06 2020 (17:50)
sanjay07   1118 blog posts
Re# 4515020-18            Tags   Past Edits
Good Information for Main, Chord & Loop Line
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