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Oct 12 (23:03)
General

Entry# 2213     
CNB WAP7^~
History of Laying of tracks in Mumbai Western

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Oct 12 (17:12)
Blog Post# 4456348-0     
My Inspiration is Respected Jayashree Madam   Added by: CNB WAP7^~  Oct 12 (23:03)
History of Laying of tracks in Mumbai Western Division:
Churchgate - Surat (Down & Up line)
• Surat to Valsad in 1861
• Valsad to Grant Road in 1864
• Grant Road
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to Charni Road in 1868
• Charni Road to Marine Lines in 1869
• Marine Lines to Church Gate in 1870
• Churchgate to Colaba in 1896 (Closed on 31.12.1930)
Churchgate - Borivali (Down & Up Local line)
• Borivali to Grant Road in 1954
• Grant Road to Churchgate in 1974
Mumbai Central - Borivali (Fifth line)
• Mumbai Central to Bandra Terminus in 1993
• Santacruz to Borivali in 2002
Quadrupling of section between Borivali - Virar
• Vasai road – Virar in 2004
• Borivali - Vasai road in 2007
Udhna - Jalgaon (Single Line Section)
• Udhna to Vyara in 1898
• Vyara to Nardana in 1899
• Nardana to Jalgaon in 1900
• Udhna Bye-Pass line in 2004
Bilimora - Waghai (Narrow Gauge)
• Bilimora – Waghai in 1937
Source: One of the PDF in Google.(Picture Attached)
Oct 08 (10:13)
Locomotives

Entry# 2211     
BZA WAP7 AND WAG9^~
NAMING SCHEME OF INDIAN RAILWAYS LOCOMOTIVE

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Oct 08 (09:54)
Blog Post# 4451710-12     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: BZA WAP7 AND WAG9^~  Oct 08 (10:16)
1) Naming diesel locomotives based on their power output, started only in 2002. Prior to that, the last digit in the locomotive class name represented the chronological order of the introduction of the locomotive. In 2002, the naming scheme was changed to represent the output power. But the WDP1 loco and all the shunters were exempt from the naming scheme. Since the WDM6 and the WDM7 are mainly used as shunters, they were not renamed.
For example, WDM1 was a BG, mixed-use diesel loco, and the first mainline diesel loco introcduced, hence the suffix '1' at the end. Similarly, WDM2 was the second, WDM3 (NOT the present day WDM3A, WDM3 were a different class of locos homed only at Gooty in SCR)
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the third, WDM4 the fourth and so on.
In that sequence, WDM6 was the 6th mixed-use mainline diesel locomotive. It was designed in the early 1980's, long before the naming scheme was changed. So it was named thus.
2) It is rated at 1350HP. They were constructed by using the YDM4 (the main metre gauge diesel loco) powerpack on BG bogies.
3) They were intended to haul short commuter trains in suburban areas along with light shunting. Hence the WDM class. However, MEMU's and DEMU's quickly came around and did the job better than these locos. So these just handle shunting jobs now.
There are quite a few 6000+ HP diesel locos in the world. Both EMD and GE produced 6000+ HP locomotives for a long time and they were operated in the US. China too has operated high powered diesel locos.
Oct 07 (10:51)
General

Entry# 2209     
BZA WAP7 AND WAG9^~
History of Indian Railways electrification

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BZA WAP7 AND WAG9^~   Added by: BZA WAP7 AND WAG9^~  Oct 07 (10:51)
History of Electrification in Indian Railways:-
The first electric train ran in India with the inauguration of services between Bombay VT and Kurla Harbour on 3rd Feb 1925 on ex-GIP Railway system. The section was electrified on 1500 Volt DC. Electric traction was subsequently extended on Central Railway upto Igatpuri on Northeast line and Pune on Southeast line where heavy gradients on the Western Ghats compelled introduction of electric traction. 1500 Volt DC traction was introduced on the Suburban section of Western Railway between Colaba and Borivili on 05.01.1928 and between Madras Beach and Tambaram of Southern Railway on 15.11.1931.Thus, before dawn of Independence, India had 388 KM of DC electrification.
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the post Independence era, the work of electrification of Howrah - Burdwan section of Eastern Railway taken up on 3000 Volt DC during the Period of 1st Five year Plan was completed in 1958. As a result of the extensive research and trials in Europe, particularly in French Railways (SNCF), 25 kV AC system of traction emerged as an economical system of Electrification. Indian Railways decided in 1957 to adopt 25 kV AC system of electrification as a standard with SNCF as their consultant in the initial stages.
The first section to be electrified on 25 kV AC system was Raj Kharswan - Dongoposi of South Eastern Railway in the year 1960. with a view to provide continuity of traction system. Howrah - Burdwan section of Eastern Railway and Madras Beach - Tambaram section of Southern Railway were converted to 25 kV AC system by 1968.
Source: CORE website
Oct 06 (22:50)
Site-related

Entry# 2208     
Somanko^~
New rules for appointment of Monitors in various Monitor Forums.

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1. For TL Monitor, you need to have at least about 200- 300 Confirmed Timeline Entries. Thereafter, if the TLM community accepts you, you will be appointed.
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2. For PNR Monitor, you need to have about 1000 Correct PNR Predictions with good accuracy.
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For News Monitor, you need to have at least about 50 News postings, and show an interest in posting more News items, tagging/editing existing News items, etc.
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4. For Forum Monitor, although it is the most powerful group, most members (including relatively new members) are given one chance to prove that they can handle the responsibility with integrity. FMs are appointed for 3 week rotations, after which they must take at least a 2 week break, before being considered for another rotation. If their previous FM tenure was fine without violation of any rules, they are usually reappointed for successive 3-week rotations.
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5. For FAQ Monitor, you need to show an interest in adding relevant FAQ questions to existing blogs. Currently, FAQ Monitors are usually the least important, but in the near future, many new features will make this group more prominent.
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Oct 05 (01:05)
General

Entry# 2207     
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~
List of abandoned/non-functional railway lines

Oct 05 (00:44)
Blog Post# 4448587-10     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Oct 05 (01:05)
This is going to be a long post - I'll try to spread it over 2-3 posts.
State-wise list of abandoned/non-functional lines (Going South to North - Some states really do not have any notable abandoned lines, in those cases, I've highlighted some small bypass lines that were abandoned).
Kerala -
Meter gauge - Cochin State Forest Tramway - Thrissur-Parambikulam (dismantled)
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gauge and Mono-rail - Kundale valley railway (near Munnar, Kerala) - Washed away in floods.
Tamilnadu -
2'6" narrow gauge - Morappur-Dharmapuri - Dismantled. Line originally extended to Hosur. Dharmapuri-Hosur is now a BG line.
2'6" Narrow gauge - Tirupattur-Krishnagiri - Dismantled
2'0" Narrow gauge - Kulasekharapatnam light railway - Tiruchendur to Kulasekharapatnam/Tissianvilai - Dismantled
Meter gauge - Rameswaram-Dhanushkodi (dismantled) Pamban- Dhanushkodi (washed away in a cyclone in 1964)
Karnataka -
2'0" Narrow gauge - Tarikere-Narasimharajapura tramway - Dismantled.
2'0" Narrow gauge - Tadasa-Hebbe tramway - Dismantled
Ex-Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana) - No real major abandoned railway in both states, so combining them
Broad gauge - Tsunduru-Vejandla chord line (dismantled)
Meter gauge - Macherla - Nagarjuna sagar dam construction line (dismantled)
unknown gauge - Godavari river tramway - Operated on the East bank of the Godavari river, near Bhadrachalam. Dismantled in the 1800's.
Maharashtra -
Meter gauge - Chinchwad-Mulshi and Mulshi-Kolad/Roha construction railway used by Tata Power for constructing and maintaining the Mulshi dam. Dismantled now.
2'6" narrow gauge - Darwha-Pusad - Branch line on the Murtizapur-Yavatmal Shakuntala railway (dismantled)

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Oct 05 (02:16)
Blog Post# 4448587-16     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~  Oct 06 (19:08)
Part 2 -
Odisha -
2'0" narrow gauge - Balasore-Nilgiri tramway - Used for the Granite mines at Nilgiri (not sure if it has been converted to BG)
Madhya Pradesh -
Broad gauge -
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Gadarvara-Mohpani - Served the Coal mines at Mohpani and also had passenger traffic (dismantled)
2'6" narrow gauge - Saongi-Ramrama - branch line on the Balaghat-Katangi route (dismantled)
2'6" narrow gauge - Rohna-Kachchidhana - branch line on the Nagpur-Chinndwara narrow gauge line (dismantled)
2'0" - Ujjain-Agar narrow gauge railway (dismantled)
Gujarat -
I am not sure about some of these lines. They are shown as 'closed for Gauge conversion' on the IRI map, but looks like some of them have been shut down permanently
2'6" narrow gauge - Dabhoi-Chandod, chhuchhapura-Tankhala - (closed/GC)
2'6" narrow gauge - Joravarnagar-Sayla tramway (dismantled)
2'6" narrow gauge - Bhavnagar state tramway (dismantled/abandoned)
2'6" narrow gauge - Godhra-Lunawada (dismantled)
Meter gauge - Hadmatiya-Jodiya - (Not sure if it has been converted)
Meter gauge - Jamnagar-Bedi Bandar/Rosi - Connection to the port from Jamnagar. Abandoned after GC.
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