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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:19 AM   #241
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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?
Internet search is your friend:
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Old January 30th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #242
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I'm aware of the double stack trains at Mundra port, especially since it's one of the few trains allowing double stacking standard height containers. But the question is whether India railway has any regularly scheduled, long distance service of double stacking container trains.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 02:03 PM   #243
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I've got a question that maybe a local can answer:

On many pictures and videos of long distance indian trains I noticed that the consist usually has a special, louvered van at each end. A bit of perusal of the web informs me that these are generator cars that provide head-end power.
What is the reasoning behind Indian Railways' practice of providing head-end power from separate generator cars, and not from the locomotive?
Especially on electrified lines this would appear to be inefficient.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 04:41 PM   #244
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I've got a question that maybe a local can answer:

On many pictures and videos of long distance indian trains I noticed that the consist usually has a special, louvered van at each end. A bit of perusal of the web informs me that these are generator cars that provide head-end power.
What is the reasoning behind Indian Railways' practice of providing head-end power from separate generator cars, and not from the locomotive?
Especially on electrified lines this would appear to be inefficient.
The practice is not only found in India, but Japan as well. Power requirements for airconditioning and the like is extremely demanding, it is better to have separate generators rather than draw it from the locomotive, which would reduce the amount available for traction. This is especially true for diesel locomotives, of course. Often these trains run on both electrified and non-electrified lines, so it better to have a generator car attached. JNR once tried a generator car equipped with pantographs to draw power from the catenary, but the additional weight of the electrical equipment made the car too heavy, as it already had diesel generators for operations in non-electrified territory.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #245
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Hi.
I traveled India in last January. I visited Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad,
Delhi, Khajurajo and Agra by Trains.
At that time, I noticed that there are many variations of front-design on
EMU and MEMU fleets. Yes, full of varieties!
I took pictures of them all every time I found, and I'd like to share them.

the Mumbai EMUs;
With the full-sized indicator on the middle place and two tail lights.

With the full-sized indicator on the middle, and single tail light.

With the full-sized indicator on the lower place.

With the full-sized indicator on the upper place.

With the half-sized indicator on the upper place.

With the half-sized indicator on the lower place and no sunshade on the windows.

With two small front windows and half-sized indicator.

With one big front window.

A new EMU fleet.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #246
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Delhi EMUs;
With one large front window and one indicator inside.

With two shorter front windows, one longer one and two indicators over them.

With three same height small front windows and one indicator over them.

With many codes, two smaller front windows, one larger one and lights inside of them.

With one large window and two indicators inside.


MEMUs;
With two windows and lights inside of them.

With two windows and indicators over them.

With one large windows and two indicators over.

New one (on the right).


If you have pics of any other version, I'd like you to share them.
Especially, I'm looking for the MEMU with "one large window and two indicators inside of" like this.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images...fb1a4HiRes.JPG
http://photo.outlookindia.com/images...y_20111212.jpg

Thanks a lot and I'll be happy if you enjoy!
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #247
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thanks a lot for posting EMU pics

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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #248
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:57 PM   #253
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I see you're posting a lot of videos here without any info. It would be great for us that are interested that you write some info about these videos. They are not bad at all, but everyone can search youtube to find some videos about india rail, so I think they aren't very special unless you're making them special with some info.

Some people would even go as far to call this spam and boost your postings.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #254
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KOLKATA: Nearly sixty years after the Eastern Railway (ER) and South Eastern Railway (SER) came into existence, a passenger link between the two will be established. On Sunday, when the Sealdah-Puri Duronto Express is flagged-off by railways minister Dinesh Trivedi, it will be the first ever long-distance passenger train to cross over from ER to SER without having to enter Howrah. Officials consider this a major development as it could lead to several possibilities like the opening of several new routes to connect locations in West Bengal directly to the western and southern parts of the country.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:10 AM   #255
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I see you're posting a lot of videos here without any info. It would be great for us that are interested that you write some info about these videos. They are not bad at all, but everyone can search youtube to find some videos about india rail, so I think they aren't very special unless you're making them special with some info.

Some people would even go as far to call this spam and boost your postings.
I will try to provide info whenever required but a post a day can never be called spamming
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #256
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Pallavan Superfast Express

A popular day train that connects Chennai with Trichy. Named after Pallava dynasty who ruled the areas surrounding Chennai. Takes 5hours and 30 minutes to cover 340km.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallavan_Express



Seen here passing in between Kodambakkam and Mambalam on its way to Trichy.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #257
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Chennai - Kanyakumari Express

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Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train's BAR section

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