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Old December 27th, 2011, 07:16 AM   #221
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Old December 27th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #222
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:01 AM   #223
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Old January 1st, 2012, 02:53 PM   #224
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With all the industrial output India has, why isnīt it evolving with new designs in coaches and locos?
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Old January 1st, 2012, 10:16 PM   #225
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With all the industrial output India has, why isnīt it evolving with new designs in coaches and locos?
Almost all of the coaches and locomotives are sourced from govt run enterprises which are as inefficient and bureaucratic as it gets.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 04:35 AM   #226
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Well India has a lot of funds, they sure can purchase from established Western railway suppliers. The Indian armed forces can afford, and have acquired some of the world's most advanced weapons through foreign military sales.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 09:56 PM   #227
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With all the industrial output India has, why isnīt it evolving with new designs in coaches and locos?
Simple. That will somehow result in fare hike which most here are allergic to no matter how much they earn. Here is the latest example,

Bus fares in Chennai, one of the major industrial center, was increased after ten years,

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/10776554.cms

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CHENNAI: After a 10-year slumber, the state government has finally realised that increasing bus fares to improve services is actually not a bad idea. Tamil Nadu chief minister on Thursday announced that the minimum fare would go up from 2 to 3 and that the maximum would go up from 12 to 14. The bus fares were last revised in 2001.

Commuters are not happy, understandably , with the increase in tariff, but they want the service quality to go up with the ticket rates. So hope officials of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation.

Chief minister J Jayalalithaa had enough to justify the hike. "In 2001, the diesel price was 18.26 and now it costs 43.95. The cost of tyres and other parts have also increased leading to massive to loss for transport corporations across the state," she said. The transport corporations have incurred a loss of 6,150 crore till March 2011, of which MTC's loss is 216 crore. MTC, with a fleet of 3,421 buses, caters to around 56 lakh passengers every day. Yet it faces a monthly loss of 18 crore.

"We are not yet sure how much the hike will help us make good the loss but we are sure we can improve our services considerably," said a senior MTC official. "We may think of adding more buses to the fleet."
Here is how Chennaites reacted
http://expressbuzz.com/biography/after-hike-mtc%E2%80%99s-loss-is-railways%E2%80%99-gain!/335971.html

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CHENNAI: The state government’s move to hike bus fares has helped the railways fill its coffers. A number of Chennai’s commuters have shown a marked preference for trains over buses, thanks to the huge difference in ticket fares between the two modes of transportation.
Suburban Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) and Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) services are recording a substantial increase in patronage. Several railway stations in Chennai and its peripheries are reportedly experiencing double the amount of usual passenger traffic, sources said. According to railway statistics, the number of commuters using EMU trains shot up by 56.93 per cent, after the bus fare revisions came into effect last Friday. A comparison between the annual average earnings per day through 2010-11 and the amount earned on November 21 (Monday) in 127 suburban stations falling under the Chennai Division of Southern Railways shows a 32 per cent increase in earnings. This is also reflected in the fact that ticket sales are up by 27.5 per cent, a senior railway official told City Express.Along the Chennai Beach - Chengalpattu line, some stations such as Singaperumalkoil, Guduvancherry, Vandalur, Tambaram Sanatorium, Park Town, Fort and even Chengalpattu itself have seen double the number of passengers they would normally have received. On the MRTS line, the Mandaveli station has also seen a surge in commuters, while the Pattabiram Military Siding in the Chennai Central - Tiruvallur section has seen a sharp spike in passenger traffic.“The train fare between Avadi and Moore Market Complex is `7. But with this money, I can travel only to the next bus stop from Avadi in an MTC bus after the hike,” said T Ravi Kumar, President, All India Train and Bus Passengers Association.
Even though trains provide excellent connectivity to places 100km from city center they are actually larger version of those ran in 1930s. Identical to them except for size...
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 10:05 PM   #228
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WAP-7 the most advanced IR electric loco pulls Kolkatta Rajdhani's LHB rakes.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 09:47 PM   #229
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Good speed!!!
I mean in a creative way of thinking, when will you replace old for new ones? At that moment I would like to see the outcome of I+D plus good indian design, always considering that you are part of BRIC...
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Old January 4th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #230
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I mean in a creative way of thinking, when will you replace old for new ones? At that moment I would like to see the outcome of I+D plus good indian design, always considering that you are part of BRIC...
Slowly... The above WAP-7 loco is based on ABB's Lok 2000 and the coaches are German. These combinations are found in trains like Rajdhani(connects Delhi with other state capitals) and Satabthi Express whose old rakes are still used by other trains like Duronto.



The loco is GE designed one

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDP-4
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Thanks, nice watching it!!!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #232
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Slowly... The above WAP-7 loco is based on ABB's Lok 2000 and the coaches are German. These combinations are found in trains like Rajdhani(connects Delhi with other state capitals) and Satabthi Express whose old rakes are still used by other trains like Duronto.

The loco is GE designed one

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDP-4
That's a nice looking train, far from the image of rusty open cars with people hanging from them which is engraved in foreigners' mind. However I'm wondering why do they still leave the door open, or open them before the train stops. I assume that's an air conditioned train so ventilation isn't an issue. Also they can place markings on the platform so people will know where their carriages will be and line up from there, that'll prevent them from running around chasing the train. It'll make Indian railway look far more professional and organized if these measures are implemented.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #234
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #238
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Nice videos of the powerful beasts..I can keep watching these locos for hours. Thanks for posting.
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CST, local trains

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Does India railway operate any regular long haul double stack container trains like the ones operated in the US and China?
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