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Feb 05 (15:54)

Entry# 2166     
How to quit from FM group?

Feb 05 (15:31)
Blog Post# 4219161-3     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: PIyUsH SInGH^~  Feb 05 (15:54)
Follow steps with respect to Screenshots attached:
1) Click on "Forum" tab
2) Drop down menu will appear
3) Scroll down and click on "Monitor" from drop down menu
4) In monitor forum click on
"Select Monitor Group"
5) I have selected "TL Monitor" just for reference. But you should select "Forum Monitor"
⏺️After that click on 3 parallel lines at the right end of the screen (marked in blue colour)
6) A list will appear, scroll down and click on "Quit the FM Monitor Group". After this you will out of FM monitor group
Jan 25 (10:08)

Entry# 2165     
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~
How to recover a train with electric traction struck in neutral section?

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Jan 24 (15:35)
Blog Post# 4206358-0     
RIP pulwama attack martyrs^~   Added by: KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail^~  Jan 25 (10:08)
Q. How to recover a train with electric traction struck in neutral section?
Ans. If an train driven by electric traction gets struck in overlapping neutral section then following three possibilities arise :
i) Overlapping neutral section is charged Using jumping isolators to flow electric current through it. To do this jumping isolator which are in open state in normal condition are closed. For this LP needs to contact section controller through walkie - talkie/ telephone and needs to stop the trains coming in the other line by communicating with their LPs
or using flash light signal.
Upon getting such a request section controller sends the key of the isolator through the first available train and then using this key isolators are closed, thus energizing the neutral section. After that electric locomotive is passed through that section. loco pilot mandatorily needs to give in writing the section controller the reason why loco got struck in the neutral section.
After passing of loco through that section , again the electric supply is put off using key of the isolator, locked back and key returned back to the station master of next station, who in turn sends it back to section controller.
ii) When there is no provision to send key of isloators to the loco struck in the concerned neutral section, assisting loco is sent by nearest locomotive trip shed in charge to pull out the electric locomotive struck in neutral section. Diesel locomotive is preferred in all such rescue operations. If the struck train has passenger bogies behind /in it then rescuing locomotive is sent from behind the train to give banking traction push to the struck train.
iii) Short neutral section : chances of a train strucking in such neutral section is very less and even if it happens , an eloco can easily recover from it by getting its working panto down and rising up the alterior pantograph of the loco. By doing so only, panto comes under OHE with electric supply as length of such neutral section is few meters. It should be taken care by LP that the other panto is risen only when the other is in flag down position.
Source : Operation of electric locomotives , O. P. Kesari
Jan 14 (17:44)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 2164     
Vande Bharat^~
How to use UTS App for booking Unreserved Tickets?

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Jan 14 (17:30)
Blog Post# 4196694-0     
Vande Bharat^~   Added by: Vande Bharat^~  Jan 14 (17:44)
How to use UTS app for booking unreserved tickets...
A tutorial video on this, i hope u all like this..
UTS app or Unreserved Ticketing System app is basically design and operate by CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) an organization of Indian Railway..
it was made for sub urban train but due to revolution in smart phones, Railway and CRIS decided to expand it to all the network of IR to book tickets...
There are 4 types of booking allowed
1. Nomal Booking
2. Quick Booking
3. Platform Ticket
4. Season Pass (MST)
Two types available further:-
1. Book and Travel Paperless (M-Ticket)
2. Book and Print Paper (P-Ticket)
◆ Download the UTS app via Google Play Store
◆ Register on UTS app by filling necessary details
◆ Select the ticket booking which u wish
◆ Again select the M-Ticket or P-Ticket
◆ It will take your GPS and show u the nearest station in 5Km radius
◆ Select station and then enter destination station
◆ Then No. of Pax, Child, Train Type etc..
◆ Proceed to Payment via R-Wallet / Debit/Credit Cards
◆ Do your payment and ticket booking done
◆ Visit to Booked tickets and show whenever the Travel Authority will ask u for tickets
It only works in the Radius of 5km from nearest station and 50m away from the Station/Tracks
No Extra charge, simple steps
It hardly takes 1 min to book tickets
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Jan 12 (09:22)

Entry# 2162     
Q. What are the precautions taken by LP while crossing a blank signal?

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Jan 11 (12:24)
Blog Post# 4193779-0     
RIP pulwama attack martyrs^~   Added by: Somanko^~  Jan 12 (09:22)
Q. What are the precautions taken by LP while crossing a blank signal?
Answer. In the past , lot of accidents have occured due to mistaken signal jump by loco pilots. General & subsidiary rules,1976 section 3.74 indicates rules for Loco Pilot(LP) in this regard. Following symptoms indicate a faulty signal :
1. No signal present at designated place. This may be due to breakage from pole
No light emanating from signal. This may be due to damage in signal lamp.
3. White light coming out from signal instead of designated color light.
4 Multiple colors light emanating from signal indicating two contrasting signal indicators.
Upon facing any one of above scenario, LP should deem the signal to be faulty and should compulsorily stop train before it. After that follow the procedure given below
1. If signal is earmarked with marker 'P", then LP may cautiously move the train to next signal.
2. If signal is earmarked with marker 'R" it indicates a repeater signal then LP after stopping at that signal and after crossing it may cautiously move the train to next signal.
3. If signal is a permanent stop signal , then LP should communicate with station officer of next station and ask for his/her permission.
After crossing a blank signal next station officer should be informed. While crossing the signal Speed should be low, such that up on observing any obstacle on the tracks train maybe immediately halted.
Source : Electric Loco motives and their operation , Guide book for rail crew by O.P. Kesari
Jan 02 (13:38)

Entry# 2158     
History of the Diesel Locomotive WDM-3A

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Dec 26 2018 (17:27)
Blog Post# 4157323-0     
SGupta2003^~   Added by: SGupta2003^~  Jan 02 (13:38)
History of the diesel loco WDM-3A
The first one was delivered on August 22, 1994, It was then WDM-2C.[3] First 57 units produced till March 1996 (Indian Railway road number 14001-14057) had rounded front hood profile similar to contemporary newer classes of locos built by DLW (WDG3A and WDP1). After that there was a gap of long four years in the WDM3A production line in DLW. These new locomotives had their control stand shifted to the left side of the cabin. Meanwhile, Diesel Loco Modernisation Works (erstwhile Diesel Modification Works which again was known as Diesel Component Works) in Patiala started rebuilding the existing WDM2 locomotives, which had reached midlife, with upgraded powerpacks. DLMW Patiala re-calibrates the powerpack and upgrades the output
power rating to 3100HP.DLW again started building WDM3A from the year 2000 and continued till the end of 2002 with locomotive road numbers in the range 14058-14143. All the locomotives rebuilt by DLMW and later batch from DLW had regular WDM2 type square short hood profile and control stand position. DLW again built WDM3A variant locomotives, during 2005-2006, in the road number range 14144-14167 which were classified as WDM3B due to their difference in bogie design from classic ALCo asymmetrical trimount to HAHS design which was employed in WDG2 and later WDM3D classes too. Most of the WDM3B were later converted to WDM3D. In 2011, DLMW rebuilt locomotive number 16502 as WDM3A and equipped it with an Elctronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system jointly developed by Engine Research Laboratory of IIT Kanpur, Engine Development Directorate of RDSO, and DLMW Patiala.DLMW continues to rebuild WDM2 as WDM3A and recently they have started rebuilding the DLW built WDM3A too when they reach their midlife. Recent rebuilt locomotives are rated at 3300 HP, and from 2009 onward they are equipped with Daulat Ram DBR, and since 2014 they are also equipped with an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) in the short hood. Some rebuilt locomotives have Co-Co-fabricated ATHS (Advanced Trimount High Speed) bogies instead of ALCo cast-iron type.All the rebuilt WDM3A bear the "-R" suffix to their road numbers.
In 2012 Bangladesh Railway ordered 26 WDM3A from DLW. They are classified as Class 6500 there. These units, however, lack the dynamic braking which happens to be an essential component in their Indian counterparts.

Jan 04 (18:36)
Blog Post# 4157323-6     
वंदे भारत एक्सप्रेस^~   Added by: SGupta2003^~  Jan 04 (19:12)
The class WDM-3A is Indian Railways' workhorse diesel-electric locomotive. Since 1993, it has been manufactured in India by the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi. The model name stands for broad gauge (W), diesel (D), mixed traffic (M) engine. The WDM-3A is the most common diesel locomotive of Indian Railways. The WDM-3A is a later classification of earlier WDM-2C.These units have been retro-fitted with dual brakes, in addition to the air and vacuum brakes. The WDM-3A locos have a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). The gear ratio is 65:18.
Type and origin
type - Diesel
Builder - DLW, Diesel Loco Modernisation Works
Model - ALCO DL560C variant
Build date- August 22, 1994, onwards
Total produced
WDM-3A: 1296 as of December 2015
WDM-3D: 510 as of December 2015
WDG-3A: 1145 as of December 2015
Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala

1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
ALCO Asymmetric cast frame trimount
Wheel diameter
1,092 mm (3 ft 7 in)
12.834 m (42 ft 1 1⁄4 in)
17.12 m (56 ft 2 in)
2.864 m (9 ft 4 3⁄4 in)
4.185 m (13 ft 8 3⁄4 in)
Axle load
18,800 kg (41,400 lb)
Loco weight
112.8 t (111.0 long tons; 124.3 short tons)
Fuel type
Fuel capacity
5,000 L (1,100 imp gal; 1,300 US gal)
Prime mover
ALCO 251-C
RPM range
400 - 1050 rpm
Engine type
V16 Diesel engine
ABB VTC304-15 or Napier NA 295 IR turbocharger
Traction motors
BHEL TA 10102 CW (new), BHEL TG 10931 AZ(old)
Cylinder size
228 mm × 266 mm (8.98 in × 10.47 in)
bore x stroke
Diesel electric
MU working
Train brakes
Air, Vacuum and Dual
Performance figures
Maximum speed
120 km/h (75 mph)
Power output
WDM-3A: 3100 HP, WDM-3D: 3300 HP, WDM-3E: 3500 HP,WDM3F: 3600 HP.
Tractive effort
30.45 t (30 long tons; 34 short tons)
Factor of adh.
Indian Railways
14001-14057, 14058-14143, 16000-, few in 18xxx series and 17xxx series
Cheetah, Prabal, Velociti, Awadh, Firex, Sher Punjab, Veer
All over Indian Railways
The loco is now widely used across India for long distance passenger trains due to its ruggedness and high tractive loads and acceleration.
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