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From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Re: Geometry and IR

Date: 30 Jun 1999 11:57:22 -0500


> Thanx Apurva bhai , into infuse some humour into the list.
> How'bout floating some good rail jokes.

Actually I have a book full of them - 'A trainload of Jokes" by L.K. (?)
Vaidyanathan
- nothing spectacular - just the 'jackfruit = big dung / when I got on
the train I was
a baby' type of jokes.

Apurva

From: Vdate <>

Subject: Re: UNSUBSCRIBE/SUBSCRIBE

Date: 30 Jun 1999 11:58:08 -0500


Here is a counter argument of this mini thread. What is wrong if a
member
has to unsubscribe for a reason and just what to say a proper good-bye
to
other members by sending a copy of unsubscribe message to irfca?

From: hvc <>

Subject: Re: Geometry and IR

Date: 30 Jun 1999 12:41:42 -0500


Apurva didn't get it second time round also but perhaps he has got it
now.
Any way I don't think that a bend can be technically 360 degrees also so
it
is better to leave the degrees out of that.

Some of my personal favourite bends have already been mentioned. Here is
the
consolidation.

1. NR line on the west bank of Yamuna at Delhi near Pragati Maidan
station.
This is my favourite trainspotting place. You get to see all the east,
south, west and even some of the north bound trains out of Delhi here. A
real paradise for a loco spotter, with a show by the minute.

2. Between Gwalior and Jhansi near Sonagir only on the Up line
surprisingly.

3. Out of Manmad towards Daund with Ankai Killa as a backdrop. Again
while
entering Daund.

4. Some of the most neat curves on BG are on the Kirandul-Kottavalsa
line.
But to be able to really admire them, you have to on-board one of the
mile
long ore trains.

5. Out of Jaipur towards Delhi(Now on BG).

6. On metre gauge line from Ratlam towards Chittorgarh.

7. Diva Jn. on the Up main line.

8. Out of Lucknow on the MG line to Bareilly, Kathgodam etc.

9. Surat - Udhana

10. Numerous bends between Bhopal and Itarsi and over Narmada bridge at
Hoshangabad. This stretch is simply two hours of paradise. Other superb
bridges on bends are
- Adderley viaduct on Nilgiri Rly
- Over Chambal between Agra and Gwalior near Dholpur.
- Bridges(viaducts) on Kalka-Simla and Kangra Valley Rly.
- 2nd Godavari Bridge at Rajahmundary.
- Between Mhow and Kalakund ghat section.
- Pambam bridge at Rameshwaram, Krishna bridge at Vijaywada and Farraka
barrage. Not really bends but still you can see the train long way back
and
forth.

On the subject of railway-jokes, I have received an excellent one
courtesy
Viraf recently. With his permission -

Balwant Bitta wants a job as a signalman on the railways. He
is told to meet the inspector at the signal box. The
inspector
puts this question to him.

"What would you do if you realized that 2 trains were
heading
for each other on the same track?"

"I would switch the points for one of the trains," Bitta
replies.
"What if the lever broke?" asked the inspector.

"Then I'd dash down out of the signal box," said Bitta, "and

I'd
use the manual lever over there."

"What if that had been struck by lightning?"

"Then," Bitta continues, "I'd run back into the signal box
and
phone the next signal box."

"What if the phone was engaged?"

"Well in that case, I'd rush down out of the box and use the

public emergency phone at the level crossing up there."

"What if that was vandalized?"

"Oh well then I'd run into the village and get my uncle
Santa
Singh."

This puzzles the inspector, so he asks, "Why would you do
that?"

Came the answer, "Because he's never seen a train crash."


Harsh


-----Original Message-----
From: Anand Krishnan <krish_nand@hotmail.email
Cc: irfca@cs.email <irfca@cs.email
Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 3:52 AM
Subject: Geometry and IR


>Hi all,
>
>>I beg you pardon all but something seems amiss here. Since when 180
degrees
>>constitute a bend?
>
>Ha ha ha that was a real quick one Harsh. I just burst out in laughter.
In
>that case the whole of IR would be made up of almost 60-70% of
fascinating
>180 deg "Curves". Thanx Apurva bhai , into infuse some humour into the
list.
>How'bout floating some good rail jokes.
>
>Regards,
>Anand
>
>
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From: Vadi Elumalai <>

Subject: A passenger-friendly rly. timetable

Date: 30 Jun 1999 15:41:57 -0500



<A HREF="http://www.hinduonline.com/today/stories/0201000b.htm">http://www.hinduonline.com/today/stories/0201000b.htm</A>


A passenger-friendly rly. timetable

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI, JUNE 30. The all-India railway timetable sports a new look this
year.
It is totally different from earlier timetables in terms of layout and
presentation.
It has been redesigned to make it more passenger-friendly.

Following widespread appreciation of the Southern Railway's timetable
last
year,
the Railway Board entrusted the task of designing this year's all-India
timetable
to the Southern Railway.

Explaining the salient features of the new timetable here today, Mr. S.
Sridhar,
Chief Public Relations Officer, said all relevant information normally
required by passengers, such as train name and number, days of departure
and arrival, class of accommodation, etc had been given in the table
itself
for easy reference.

As all these information have been printed horizontally parallel to the
page,
they can be easily followed. Shading of alternate columns, provision of
horizontal
lines and bold letters for major junctions are some of the new features.


From table number and to table number are indicated whenever a train
appears in
more than one table to help a reader trace the route of a particular
train.

A comprehensive station index has been given, which not only lists out
all
the stations
indicated in the timetable in an alphabetical order but also indicates
the
connecting trains between two important stations.

The index has been so arranged to help even the lay user to access the
required
information without any difficulty. In the train index, the train
numbers are
listed in the ascending order along with the train names. This will help
the reader
locate a particular train if he knows the train name.

Important travel related information such as the rules governing advance
reservation,
refund of tickets, passenger amenities have been given in an
easy-to-understand
question and answer format.

For the first time, a new section had been added to give relevant
information
regarding various places of tourist interest in the country. A
cross-reference of
tourist destinations on to the enclosed Indian Railway map would enable
tourists
plan their journey, he added.

From: Dr. M S M Saifullah <>

Subject: Rail news

Date: 30 Jun 1999 18:43:38 -0500


Gangmen! this is taken from:

<A HREF="http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jul01/ntexp.htm">http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jul01/ntexp.htm</A>

New Bangalore-Jaipur express from today

CHENNAI, June 30 (DHNS)

A bi-weekly Bangalore-Jaipur express and a daily Shatabdi express
between
Chennai and Tirupati are among the six new trains being introduced by
the
Southern Railway under its new time-table coming into effect from
tomorrow.

Releasing the time-table at a press conference here today, Southern
Railway
General Manager N Kirthivasan said that besides these two, there will be
a
weekly express train service between Ernakulam and Pune and between
Coimbatore and Nizamuddin and a bi-weekly express between Chennai and
Guwahati. In addition, two rail buses would be run, one of them between
Kolar and Bangarpet.

The Bangalore-Jaipur express will leave Bangalore at 8.45 a.m on
Thursdays
and Saturdays and reach Jaipur at 7.45 a.m. the next day. From Jaipur,
the
train will leave at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and reach
Bangalore
at 6.05 a.m.

The Chennai-Tirupati Shatabdi will leave Chennai at 5.45 a.m. and reach
Tirupati at 8.45 a.m. From Tirupati, it will depart at 7.45 p.m. and
reach
Chennai at 10.15 p.m.

Besides, the Ernakulam- Nizamuddin weekly express is being extended up
to
Trivandrum and the Nagercoil-Guruvayur daily express up to Madurai.

The departure time of Chennai- New Delhi G T Express has been advanced
to
4.30 p.m. from 11 p.m. Consequently, the train will reach New Delhi at
4.45
a.m. instead of 11.45.

The Bangalore-Guwahati bi- weekly express will now run on Wednesdays and
Fridays instead on Thursdays and Fridays.

The frequency of Bangalore- Visakhapatnam express has been increased. It
will now run on Sundays and Thursdays also in addition to Wednesdays and
Saturdays.

Likewise, the Visakhapatnam- Bangalore express will run on Saturdays and
Wednesdays in addition to Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Mangalore-Coimbatore fast passenger has been partially cancelled
between Calicut and Mangalore on account of the on-going doubling work
in
Shoranur- Calicut-Cannanore section.

TIME-TABLE: Mr Kirthivasan said that thanks to good response to the
time-table released last year, the Southern Railways has redesigned the
all-India time-table at the request of the Railway Ministry and made it
more traveller- friendly.

All relevant information required by passengers such as train name,
number,
days of departure, days of arrival, class of accommodation, availability
of
pantry car, Tatkal facility, etc, have been given in the time-table
itself
for easy reference. Besides, three access numbers, namely station index,
train index and map with table numbers have been provided to facilitate
easy travel planning.

The comprehensive station index lists all stations indicated in the
time-table in alphabatical order as well as connecting trains between
important stations. Mr Kirthivasan said in reply to a question that the
the
century-old Mettupalayam-Ooty train would not be scrapped. Instead, the
steam engine would be replaced by electric locomotive once the section
was
electrified.

From: SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI <>

Subject: Re: UNSUBSCRIBE/SUBSCRIBE

Date: 30 Jun 1999 19:46:44 -0500



Hi!

On Wed, 30 Jun 1999 Vdate@aol.email wrote:

> Here is a counter argument of this mini thread. What is wrong if a
member
> has to unsubscribe for a reason and just what to say a proper good-bye
to
> other members by sending a copy of unsubscribe message to irfca?

Very good point. Agreed.

Shrinivas

From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: New trains announced

Date: 30 Jun 1999 19:49:44 -0500


Gang !


The CR has announced some new trains today, as is traditional on the 1st of July every year.

Biweekly train between Kurla and Patna
Weekly Pune and Ernakulam via Miraj
Triweekly intercity between Gwalior and Indore
Fast passenger between Gulbarga and Raichur

The runs of 5 existing mail/express trains have been extended and the three trains have been increased in frequency. No other details yet.

Apurva

From: SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI <>

Subject: Shame...

Date: 30 Jun 1999 21:52:56 -0500



Yesterdays incident on CR. makes us hang our head in shame. A motorman
was
beaten up on previous night at Kasara stn. by a group of 5 commuters,
just
because he refused to halt the train at Umbermali, an unofficial halt
(discussed earlier on our group)just before Kasara.

The motorman ,Chandra Balan Gopalan who lost his right eye completely,
was
operated by doctors at CR's Byculla hospital on Wednesday morning. The
motormen union went on a flash strike, only to restor work after
assurance
from CR authorities for adequate protection after sunset in KYN-Karjat,
KYN-Kasara sections.

The full network was halted for about 2 hours in peak period of
Wednesday,
throwing the city life into disarray.

One hopes the culprites are brought to book as soon as possible, or the
motormen may go on strike any time again.

Shrinivas

From: Mike Brooker <>

Subject: Re: Shame...

Date: 30 Jun 1999 22:15:51 -0500


>Yesterdays incident on CR. makes us hang our head in shame. A motorman
was
>beaten up on previous night at Kasara stn. by a group of 5 commuters,
just
>because he refused to halt the train at Umbermali, an unofficial halt
>(discussed earlier on our group)just before Kasara.
>
>The motorman ,Chandra Balan Gopalan who lost his right eye completely,
was
>operated by doctors at CR's Byculla hospital on Wednesday morning. The
>motormen union went on a flash strike, only to restor work after
assurance
>from CR authorities for adequate protection after sunset in KYN-Karjat,
>KYN-Kasara sections.
>
>The full network was halted for about 2 hours in peak period of
Wednesday,
>throwing the city life into disarray.
>
>One hopes the culprites are brought to book as soon as possible, or the
>motormen may go on strike any time again.
>

Here's the story, from the July 1 edition of the Times of India:

CR motormen given police escort

By Our Transport Correspondent

MUMBAI: The city was thrown out of gear on Wednesday when
Central Railway motormen went on a flash strike to protest against the
brutal attack on a motorman of a Kasara- bound train on Tuesday night.

As a precautionary measure, all motormen on the Central
line
were given police escorts for the day.

Lakhs of commuters on the Central Railway's main and
harbour
lines were stranded in the morning. Even though the motormen resumed
work by
11 a.m., normalcy was yet to be restored. Since the timetable was
disrupted, services were slow and infrequent, with trains bunched up at
Dadar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Many commuters in the distant
suburbs opted to go home and skip work fearing that they would be
stranded.

The situation was made worse by the lack of proper
announcements, as commuters had no inkling of what had happened. ``If
proper
announcements had been made, I would have used the Western Railway,
which
was running smoothly,''said G.M. Rao from Andheri, who switched over to
the
CR from Dadar. The journey from Dadar to CST took him two hours.

The CR spokesperson, however, claimed that announcements
had
been made and that Doordarshan and AIR had been informed. ``What is more
important is that announcements are regularly made at the stations. In
the
best of times, Central Railway's public address system leaves much to be
desired,'' anangry commuter said.

A usually 15-minute-ride between Currey Road and CST took
more than one-and-a-half hours at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, executive Priya
Kamath said. ``Several trains were piled up at Masjid. People got off
the
train and started walking along the tracks to the station. Even those
who
tried to change over to a slow train were disappointed,'' she added.
Commuters who got off the trains found it difficult to get a taxi to
CST, or
were charged exorbitant rates.

The motormen have demanded a full investigation into the
incident and quick arrest of the culprits. They have also demanded
adequate
compensation for Mr Gopalan. ``We have given an ultimatum to the
administration,'' said S.A. Siddiqui, the divisional secretary of the
CRMS.
``If the culprits are not arrested, we will stop the services at any
time,''
another motorman warned.

``Whenever such incidents have occurred in the past, we
have
asked for the Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Police
personnel to be placed at both ends of the platform. But they have never
been made available,'' said Mr Siddiqui.

When asked about the delays in train services, Mr
Siddiqui
said, ``We do not delay the trains on purpose by driving slowly or
stopping
unnecessarily. Delays are due to signals and the rigging system that is
in
place.'' The presence of a large number of huts close to the railway
tracks
also slows down the trains.

********************************************************************
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99 Wychcrest Ave.,
Toronto, ON M6G 3X8
CANADA
(416) 536-7406
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From: hvc <>

Subject: Re: Opinion poll + food trivia

Date: 30 Jun 1999 22:21:42 -0500



Leave alone Phulera, Iam yet to eat `Sarson ka Saag' anywhere on Indian
Railways
including Punjab. But those who haven't yet tasted this delicacy yet
should
surely try it next time in North along with `Makke ki roti'(corn bread).

The most common vegetable in the entire country(except perhaps South) is
made from simply boiled potatoes with a lot of spicey curry and is
usually
served with puri.

It is known by many names like simply Tari Aloo, Jhol, Sabzi, Poorie
Aloo
and many other names. Saag is just one of them.

What I would like to ask Vdate is; Which Pali has delicious Rasgollas?
Pali
or Pali Marwar?!?

Harsh


-----Original Message-----
From: Apurva Bahadur <iti@vsnl.email
To: Royston Ellis <royston@pan.email
Cc: irfca@cs.email <irfca@cs.email
Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: Opinion poll + food trivia


>I think this is better referred to a 'Saag'. This is a delicious
vegetarian
dish made
>from Sesame (Sarson) leaves. Served with butter !
>
>Royston Ellis wrote:
>
>> >From: >> >Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 21:20:34 EDT
>> >Subject: Re: Opinion poll + food trivia
>> >To: , irfca@cs.email
>> >X-Mailer: AOL 4.0 for Windows 95 sub 246
>> >
>> >Add to your already impressive list (I already gained a pound just
by
>> reading
>> >it!)
>> >Petha at Agra, Dalmoth at Bandikui, Purees and shag at Phulera,
Rasgullas at
>> >Pali, Farsan at Mehasana and Surat, Omlettes at Khandwa, Batatawada
at
>> >Karjat, Chikki at Lonawala, Pedhas at Indi, Idli at Hotgi.
>> >
>> It's poetry! I suppose I shouldn't ask but "shag at Phulera" sounds
too
>> good to be true; a pleasure I've missed. What is it?
>> Royston
>
>

From: hvc <>

Subject: Re: NMR electrification !!!

Date: 30 Jun 1999 22:21:49 -0500


>>Mr Kirthivasan said in reply to a question that the the
>>century-old Mettupalayam-Ooty train would not be scrapped. Instead,
>the
>>steam engine would be replaced by electric locomotive once the
>section
was
>>electrified.
> Does this mean that it is not all over for the YAMs at Tambaram.
They
>would in all probabilities be shifted here . That would be fantastic
but on
>the other hand sad that the steams have to bow out.
>

I wonder if in the railways, the left hand knows what the right is
doing?
Less than 15 days back, at the centenary celebratins of the NMR at
Conoor,
the Rail Matri(in presence of the GM and other hi-fis) gave assurances
that
new steam locomotives will be bought for the NMR.

Maybe these promises vapourised when that came down from the mountains
into
the heat of plains!



******Quote


>From: Dr. Harshavardhan G.V.J.A.
>To: fnrmindia@hotmail.email
>Subject: centenary of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway - celebrated on
15.06.99
>Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 02:18:35 PDT
>
>Attention: Harsh Vardhan: Friends of NRM
>
>Dear Sri Harsh Vardhan,
>
>The Railwasy finally managed to celebrate the centenary of the Nilgiri
>Mountain Railway on 15.06.99 at Coonoor in the presence of Shri.Nitish
>Kumar, Minister of Railways. We are happy for the NMR that promises
were
>made by the minister to modernise the compartments and that new steam
>locomotives would be purchased. We will continue to goad the Railways
to
>keep up their promises. Mr. Rajesh Agarwal, Director, NMR was present
on
>the occasion.
>
>Steam locomotive X 37390 was refurbished and permanently mounted at a
site
>closer to the main road opposite the railway station.
>
>This particular loco was used experimentally to find out the
suitability of
>furnace oil as fuel. Attempts did not suceed.
>
>A special postal cover was released on the occasion by the Posts. I
will
>send you two of them. I may visit Delhi in the second week of July 99.
>
>With regards, yours sincerely,
>
>Harshavardhan
>

******Unquote


Harsh

From: hvc <>

Subject: Re: UNSUBSCRIBE/SUBSCRIBE

Date: 30 Jun 1999 22:21:55 -0500


>Here is a counter argument of this mini thread. What is wrong if a
member
>has to unsubscribe for a reason and just what to say a proper good-bye
to
>other members by sending a copy of unsubscribe message to irfca?


I don't think the member in question(and many others) ever said anything
even remotely closer to a good-bye. For if it was that, it is surely
welcome. Even two messages of the kind. But the subscribe/unsubscribe
requests have to go to irfca-request@cs.email
so that the administrator takes proper note of them. We cannot take for
granted that Anurag will read every single mail on-line. The member in
question made three such requests in toe and I can see why.

It is just a matter of not bothering to follow a simple instructions. I
know
many who ask for information etc. granting it their privilege and don't
even bother to drop a small note of gratitude(even a six letter world
called
thanks) on-line or off-line.

Harsh

From: VIRAF P.. MULLA <>

Subject: Re: The Joke

Date: 30 Jun 1999 22:44:57 -0500



Hi All,

I wanted to share this joke with you folks but hesitated thinking I
might hurt
a certain sect.

Well, I have in my collection a very old railway joke book called "Laugh
Along The Lines". I will share some jokes from it with you guys. But let
me first search for it.

Viraf.
>
> On the subject of railway-jokes, I have received an excellent one
courtesy
> Viraf recently. With his permission -
>
> Balwant Bitta wants a job as a signalman on the railways. He
> is told to meet the inspector at the signal box. The
> inspector
> puts this question to him.
>
> "What would you do if you realized that 2 trains were
> heading
> for each other on the same track?"
>
> "I would switch the points for one of the trains," Bitta
> replies.
> "What if the lever broke?" asked the inspector.
>
> "Then I'd dash down out of the signal box," said Bitta,
"and
>
> I'd
> use the manual lever over there."
>
> "What if that had been struck by lightning?"
>
> "Then," Bitta continues, "I'd run back into the signal box
> and
> phone the next signal box."
>
> "What if the phone was engaged?"
>
> "Well in that case, I'd rush down out of the box and use
the
>
> public emergency phone at the level crossing up there."
>
> "What if that was vandalized?"
>
> "Oh well then I'd run into the village and get my uncle
> Santa
> Singh."
>
> This puzzles the inspector, so he asks, "Why would you do
> that?"
>
> Came the answer, "Because he's never seen a train crash."
>
>
> Harsh
>
>

From: SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI <>

Subject: Sarson Ka Saag!!

Date: 30 Jun 1999 23:04:25 -0500



Hi!

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, hvc wrote:

> Leave alone Phulera, Iam yet to eat `Sarson ka Saag' anywhere on
Indian
> Railways
> including Punjab. But those who haven't yet tasted this delicacy yet
should
> surely try it next time in North along with `Makke ki roti'(corn
bread).


I am not too sure, if this leafy vegetable is available around the year.
But in our area , villages surrounding Mumbai we get this one during the
break of winter ie. around or after Dassera. And we do prepare this &
eat it ,as Harsh mentions with GOLDEN brown Makke Ke Roti topped with
fresh home made butter!

Shrinivas

From: Dr. M S M Saifullah <>

Subject: Horn on a stationary and moving locomotive

Date: 01 Jul 1999 00:25:21 -0500


Gangmen!

Someone recently mentioned about affinity to sound of the horn when the
locomotive is in stationary and when it is moving in the opinion poll
thread. I think a crucial point related to science had been missed
there.

In the case of a stationary locomotive, the sound of the horn which the
(stationary) listener will hear is going to be the same in terms of its
frequency and wavelength.

When the locomotive is moving, both the sound and frequency of the horn
is
going to change depending upon the position of the listener. If the
locomotive is approaching the stationary listener, the frequency of the
sound will increase and the wavelength will decrease. And when the
locomotive is going away from the stationary listener, the opposite is
going to happen to both frequency and wavelength. This shift in the
frequency (or wavelength) occuring due to one object moving from the
other
is called Doppler shift. The term red shift is used when the frequency
decreases (or wavelength increases) and the term blue shift is used when
the frequency increases (or wavelength decreases).

So, as far as listener's admiration to the horn of the locomotive is
concerned, it is dependent upon the speed of the locomotive and its
direction and has little to do with the actual frequency of the horn in
the
stationary state.

Sorry for a boring tech material...

Saifullah

From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Re: Rail news

Date: 01 Jul 1999 01:41:33 -0500




"Dr. M S M Saifullah" wrote:

> Gangmen! this is taken from:
>

I love being called a gangman !

From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: SR hurrah!!

Date: 01 Jul 1999 02:07:37 -0500


Hi all,


>Following widespread appreciation of the Southern Railway's timetable
last
>year,the Railway Board entrusted the task of designing this year's
>all-India timetable to the Southern Railway.
SR is at the forefront yet again. "SR Zindabad" !!!!. I heard

even the SCR timetable is available and has also been given a big
face-lift
this time.
More SR news. Six new trains have been introduced. Prominent among them
are
CBE-Nizamuddin, Pune-EKM-TVM, SBC-Jaipur, Chennai Egmore-Guahati,
Guruvayur-Madurai. Allepey-Bokaro Exp makes its appearance again at
Chennai
Central. The trains on the newly converted BG
Chennai-Villupuram-Dindugal-Trichy have been speeded up by 30
minutes(all of
them). So the journey between Chennai and Trichy(350 kms) by
Pallavan/Vaigai
Exps. will be 5hrs and 30 min.
SCR also has plans introduced more trains and extended some of them.
Prominent among them is Chennai-Tirupati Shatabdi.
Today's Hindu has given a detailed account of this.

Kind Regards,
Anand


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From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: NMR electrification !!!

Date: 01 Jul 1999 02:12:42 -0500


Hi all,

>Mr Kirthivasan said in reply to a question that the the
>century-old Mettupalayam-Ooty train would not be scrapped. Instead,
>the
>steam engine would be replaced by electric locomotive once the >section
was
>electrified.
Does this mean that it is not all over for the YAMs at Tambaram.
They
would in all probabilities be shifted here . That would be fantastic but
on
the other hand sad that the steams have to bow out.

Kind Regards,
Anand


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From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Mysore locoshed webpage

Date: 01 Jul 1999 02:16:12 -0500


Gang !

Check out my Mysore loco shed page.

Go to:
<A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/ApuB/">http://members.tripod.com/ApuB/</A>

and click on the Mysore shed link right at the end.

Apurva

From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: MRTS Chennai updates

Date: 01 Jul 1999 02:35:37 -0500




CHENNAI, JUNE 30. Extension of all EMU services, which are now
terminating
at Chennai
Beach, to Tirumailai is the only new feature of the
suburban
time table, effective July 1,
released by the Southern Railway today.

According to the new time-table, while the Southern Railway

will maintain all the 203
services on the Chennai-Arakkonam section, it has extended
37
services to Tirumailai which
are now operating from and to Chennai Beach. Similarly on
the
Chennai-Gummudipoondi
section, 10 of the existing services which are being
operated
between Beach and various
stations will be extended to Tirumailai.

While increasing the number of through services on the MRTS

section from 14 to 46, the
Southern Railway has reduced the number of shuttles between

Tirumailai and Beach from 98
to 34. ``The Southern Railway was forced to reduce the
number
of shuttles due to poor
patronage'', according to the Chief Passenger
Transportation
Manager, Mr. S. Mohan.

Two pairs of trains now running on the Moore Market
Complex-
Ennore-Tiruvellore section
are extended to the MMC-Ponneri- Tiruvellore section. One
pair
of trains running from the
Moore Market Complex to Avadi will be extended to
Tiruvellore
and back.

Referring to EMU services on the metre gauge suburban
section,
he said the present 282
services would be maintained. Due to non- availability of
EMU
MG coaches, the Southern
Railway was not able to increase the number of services.
The
only solution would be gauge
conversion of the suburban section. Already the Railway
Board
had cleared the conversion
proposal and the work would start soon, he added.


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