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Old Yesterday, 08:31 PM   #25541
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Remember Brindhavan was green and Sapthagiri was Yellow/Green with AC Loco on on side and LP cabin at other end, in order to avoid Loco reversal at RU. Sapthagairi Exp. was with this livery even in 2001. Chennai Central had continuous departure from 5:30 on wards until 7:30 AM with Andaman Exp., MYS Shadabdi, Kovai Exp., Sapthagiri,Dadar,Brindavan.

Also, most of MG trains of Egmore had exclusive TBM - YAM AC Loco with the name of the train on the front displayed. EMUs were to be silver coloured and then changed to yellow/brown latter.

These charm of those days have gone forever.
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The Majestic Madurai bound MG Vaigai express crossing Cauvery at Trichy

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Many premium trains had that livery in the past. Below is photoshopped ones.. but the one above is a real shot!

http://www.**********/~shanky/histor...history04.html
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12-16 coaches with more frequency might have added more beauty, earning, crowd to railways operation. But now 24 to 26 coach train has completely screwed the railway infrastructure! Look at 8 coach train covered the MS-MDU distance in 7 hours in 1970's!! That time road travel might be more than 12 hours. It is hard for railways to regain its glory.
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12-16 coaches with more frequency might have added more beauty, earning, crowd to railways operation. But now 24 to 26 coach train has completely screwed the railway infrastructure! Look at 8 coach train covered the MS-MDU distance in 7 hours in 1970's!! That time road travel might be more than 12 hours. It is hard for railways to regain its glory.
MS-MDU, MAS-CBE with 12-16 coaches for every one hour will be a huge success.
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MS-MDU, MAS-CBE with 12-16 coaches for every one hour will be a huge success.
I fully agree with this suggestion. This can be tried initially once every 2 hours. Later can be once in 1 hour if it is successful.
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Manamadurai-Tiruchi railway section to be a green corridor

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Very soon, Tiruchi-Manamadurai railway section will be declared a green corridor, free of human waste dropping on the tracks from conventional toilets of trains.
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Southern Railway is all set to replace conventional toilets with bio-toilets in all coaches of trains passing through this section (excluding Tiruchi railway junction).

Already, Madurai Division of Southern Railway chugged on with the honour of creating the first-ever green corridor of the country’s railway network between Manamadurai and Rameswaram in 2016.

Along with the 114-km-long track of first green corridor, the new section will make Tiruchi-Manamadurai-Rameswaram line the longest green corridor of Indian Railways, running to a distance of 265 km.

“At present, all the trains, except Pallavan Express, that pass through this section have been provided with bio-toilets. The retrofitment of bio-toilets in this train is under way at Madurai Railway Depot,” said Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer Jay Prakash.


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Madurai Division is also planning to make Manamadurai-Madurai and Manamadurai-Virudhunagar sections green corridors in phases.
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If they have made RMM-MNM into Green Corridor, it obviously would help converting MNM-TPJ/MDU into them. Donno if the DEMU rakes are Bio-Toilet fitted, havnt noticed them.
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Trains to Sengottai, Tirunelveli from Tambaram likely by Oct

Southern Railway is likely to start two new trains from Tambaram, recently commissioned as Chennai city's third coaching terminal. Overnight trains to Sengottai and Tirunelveli will, in all likelihood, will be included in the timetable from October, highly placed sources in the zone said.

These are high-density routes on the south-broad gauge (BG) line as the Chennai-Trichy-Madurai line is known in railway parlance. Due to a dual issue of low line capacity and terminal capacity, the zone was unable to operate more trains on the route. Currently, one train runs to Sengottai from Chennai daily, while five are operated to Tirunelveli.

More than 60 trains originate or terminate from Egmore railway station and are cleaned and maintained at the Gopalapuram yard nearby. To introduce new trains from Egmore to southern districts as well states north of Tamil Nadu, the zone needs additional maintenance facilities, for which two pit lines were planned at Tambaram in the first phase. The work has been delayed for more than one year due to various reasons like inefficiencies of contractors and demonetisation.

Now, with the terminal being commissioned, the doubling of the line to Madurai will be completed by December. Doubling work till Trichy was completed in May. The Tambaram terminal has been created to de-congest Chennai Egmore and shift the origin/termination of south-bound trains to Tambaram. Already, the zone shifted the Guwahati and Dibrugarh weekly express trains to Tambaram from August 7 on a trial basis for a month.


However, officials in the operations department are yet to take a call on shifting the operation of more south-bound trains to Tambaram. Protests from a section of passengers living in the city's northern and western suburbs like Avadi, Gummidipoondi and Royapuram, who feel Tambaram will be too far a terminal to catch trains to southern districts, are being cited by officials for the delay in operating more trains.


However, another section of officials says that Tambaram is well-connected by suburban trains which can be run in sync with the passenger trains. "For instance, if the origin of Pandian Express is shifted to Tambaram, we can run a co-ordinated EMU train from Avadi/Gummidipoondi through Chennai Beach for passengers' convenience. This is not a major issue," a senior official said.


Such an arrangement is being done in Mumbai, where many trains start from Kurla and Bandra despite being far away from Mumbai Central and Chatrapati Sivaji Terminus (CST).

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...TOIChennaiNews
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New trains are welcomed. But shifting the Pandian express or existing trains to Tambaram would be the worst idea! 60% of crowd for most of the train still originate from Core city.. Tambaram might be contributing 40%.
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