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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

KSRaj wrote:
Update from Sriram Karthik (IRFCA) by SMS:

6854 TPJ-MS Cholan exp. lead by GOC WDM-2 16878
Rake Formation:
(MPK END) LOCO-SLR-UR-UR-UR-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-B1-B2-A1-UR-UR-UR-SLR
Freshly painted rake maintained by SSE/C&W/TPJ. RSA with 6107/8.
Recieved on PF.8.



Kamban express - 2rakes

1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 5 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Class & 2 Luggage-cum-brake van Coaches

Chola Express - SLR-UR-UR-UR-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-B1-B2-A1-UR-UR-UR-SLR

Total no. of coaches

2AC - 3
3AC - 4
SL-20
UR-16
SLR-6

Three rakes can be formed with above available coaches if 2 more 3AC's and 1SL are availed by SR.

Cholan - 1 2AC, 2 3AC, 7SL, 5UR, 2SLR = 17coaches
Kamban Up - 1 2AC, 2 3AC, 7SL, 5UR, 2SLR = 17coaches
Kamban down - 1 2AC, 2 3AC, 7SL, 5UR, 2SLR = 17coaches

RSA b/w Cholan and Kamban at MS and mtce at TPJ would be more good. Why SR went RSA with MAQ exp?

In due cource coaches can be increased in all the three rakes. Let Cholan continue with SL and 3AC coaches as it is like WC/Koodal express on MAS-CBE/MS-MDU/TEN sectors.

We need Thanjai Intercity express from MS to TJ with 2S and AC CC.

MS 06:15 TJ 13:00
TJ 14:15 MS 21:00

As well as Trichy Delta express in night. 23:15 slot should be for Delta express. Nagore express need slot after MAQ express

MS dep, arr
MAQ express 21:50 05:30
Nagore express 22:10 05:15
Malaikottai express 22:30 05:00
Salem express 23:00 04:30
Trichy Delta express 23:15 04:45
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

AnandKumaR wrote:
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Update from Sriram Karthik (IRFCA) by SMS:

6854 TPJ-MS Cholan exp. lead by GOC WDM-2 16878
Rake Formation:
(MPK END) LOCO-SLR-UR-UR-UR-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-B1-B2-A1-UR-UR-UR-SLR
Freshly painted rake maintained by SSE/C&W/TPJ. RSA with 6107/8.
Recieved on PF.8.


If cholan is having 10 SL then y not NCR exp..(bez cholan is RSA with NCR)

friends pls clear it...

cholan is having RSA with Mangalore..
It is difficult to have RSA with NCR as NCR reaches Nagore by 9:15 only whereas cholan has to leave TPJ by 9:00 am.
SR has to do some alternative arrangements like Add more compartments to NCR and split it up as NCR and TPJ express.. but still there wont be no time for maintenance...

SR has to think about this seriously..

the best case scenario will be terminate the Rf @ TPJ and add those KMU-TJ quota rakes to NCR... (this arrangement again will be opposed by TPJ people)..
let us see
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Day Express resumes service If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

TIRUCHI: Resumption of the Cholan Express from Tiruchi to Chennai Egmore in the main line section after a gap of several years has gladdened travellers in the Delta region. They now have a direct connectivity to the State capital without having to travel via Tiruchi.

The re-introduction of the Cholan Express, also called as the ‘Day Express', following completion of gauge conversion work in the 122-kilometre stretch from Villupuram– Mayiladuthurai, makes it the second originating train from Tiruchi to Chennai Egmore after the Pallavan Super Fast Express.

The day-time train facility starting at 9.10 a.m. at Tiruchi Junction and reaching the destination at 5.15 p.m. suits best the travellers from Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai.

While the resumption of the train service has come in as a great relief to the travellers in the delta region, though those from Sirkazhi and surroundings are disappointed as there is no stoppage at that station.

A Southern Railway press release issued on April 23 said the Cholan Express (Train No. 6854) will stop at Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Chidambaram, Cuddalore Port Junction, Villupuram, Melmaruvattur and Chengalpattu railway stations.

Residents of Sirkazhi say the Cholan Express used to halt at Sirkazhi railway station and Vaitheeswaran Koil while it was being operated in the metre gauge line earlier. Their contention is that the non-stoppage of the same train now in the newly converted broad gauge line defies logic.

Sirkazhi being an important pilgrim spot in Nagapattinam district linking various other pilgrim spots such as Thiruvenkadu, one of the nine Navagraha sthalams; Thirunaangur, one of the Divya Desams; and Vaitheeswaran Koil, another Navagraha sthalam, the town that attracts a large number of devotees is a transit point even for tourist spots like Poompuhar.

A lot of fishermen from the coastal villages like Pazhayar and Pudupattinam situated a few kilometres away from Sirkazhi depend on rail for transportation of catch.

Further, Sirkazhi is an assembly constituency and a taluk headquarter with two panchayat unions. A unanimous resolution was adopted by the Sirkazhi Municipality a few months back demanding the stoppage of all trains at Sirkazhi, says Era. Ponmudi, secretary of Tamizhai Isai Moovar Peravai at Sirkazhi.

Copies of the resolution had been forwarded to the Railway Minister, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, and the Tiruchi divisional railway authorities besides Members of Parliament of Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai Lok Sabha seats, he adds.

“We are not asking for something new. What we seek from the railway authorities is continuation of the facility we had been enjoying over the years for the benefit of the general public, traders, devotees and fishermen”, says S.K.R. Sivasubramanian, vice president of the Nagapattinam District Chamber of Commerce.

Residents also feel that if the train were to stop at Sirkazhi they need not go all the way to Mayiladuthurai or Chidambaram to board the express train.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

TPJ-MS Cholan Express at TPJ

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Dear members,

The rakes of 6107/08 are used for Cholan express.

Good that TPJ division is using separte name boards instead of writing in the cumbersome method of MS ---> MAQ ----MS -----> TPJ ---> MS like that !!! Smile

Also, it would be sounding better if the writing style is changed as 'Chozhan', which would be a near better pronounciation than Cholan. When, many changes are being brought, like Thoothukkudi ( instead of Tuticorin) and Mayiladuthurai ( in lieu of Mayavaram), Why can TPJ divison think of giving 'Chozhan' and giving life to the special syllable unique to Tamil language. ( perhaps Malayalam too may have it)

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It is very heartening to see the name boards having "Cholan Express". But would really appreciate if SR retains the legendary "Tiger" picture in the nameboards. Chola kingdom was identified by "Tiger", I believe.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

ravi wrote:
Dear members,

The rakes of 6107/08 are used for Cholan express.

Good that TPJ division is using separte name boards instead of writing in the cumbersome method of MS ---> MAQ ----MS -----> TPJ ---> MS like that !!! Smile

Also, it would be sounding better if the writing style is changed as 'Chozhan', which would be a near better pronounciation than Cholan. When, many changes are being brought, like Thoothukkudi ( instead of Tuticorin) and Mayiladuthurai ( in lieu of Mayavaram), Why can TPJ divison think of giving 'Chozhan' and giving life to the special syllable unique to Tamil language. ( perhaps Malayalam too may have it)

bye & cheers,
ravi


Dear Ravi,

That board is what is there in the rear SLR coach. Normally, in the SLR coach, only the name of the train in full will find a place and the RSAs won't find a place. Only in the intermediate coaches, do they find a place. In fact, it is only the board in the rear SLR coach, which tells about the train. Because, from the boards in the intermediate coaches containing the RSAs, we won't be able to identify the train. In the intermediate coaches, they have written only as Trichy-Chennai Egmore-Mangalore, denoting the RSA.

Yesterday's 6854 contained the RSA in the intermediate coaches. Yesterday's 6853, contained only MS-TPJ, even in most of the intermediate coaches.

Also, on Chozhan and Cholan, it is the same case of what is being practised with Tamil and Tamizh. Tamizh is written only as "Tamil" in English. But, changes are welcome. If the English representation should exactly match the Tamil Pronounciation, then, it is not even "Chozhan" and only "Sozhan".

vasanth wrote:
It is very heartening to see the name boards having "Cholan Express". But would really appreciate if SR retains the legendary "Tiger" picture in the nameboards. Chola kingdom was identified by "Tiger", I believe.


Dear Vasanth,

Yes, the "Tiger" emblem could be added. MG Cholan had it. For Cheras, Bow and Arrow is the emblem, while for Pandyas, it is "Fish". Guess, the train name boards of both the Pandyan and Cheran Expresses do contain the appropriate emblems.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

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Dear Vasanth,

Yes, the "Tiger" emblem could be added. MG Cholan had it. For Cheras, Bow and Arrow is the emblem, while for Pandyas, it is "Fish". Guess, the train name boards of both the Pandyan and Cheran Expresses do contain the appropriate emblems.


Dear Ramk,

At present the Cheran express 2673/74 ( having RSA with 2655/56) may not be having that Bow and arroow emblem of the legendary Chera empire. But, I remember the erstwhile rakes of 2673/74 had contained the bow and arrow emblem. ( in the last coach ( SLR), of course)

Can anyone confirm reg. this ?

bye & cheers,
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Yes Ravi. I too doubted, that it would have gone after the RSA with Navajeevan.
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ravi wrote:

Dear Ramk,

At present the Cheran express 2673/74 ( having RSA with 2655/56) may not be having that Bow and arroow emblem of the legendary Chera empire. But, I remember the erstwhile rakes of 2673/74 had contained the bow and arrow emblem. ( in the last coach ( SLR), of course)

Can anyone confirm reg. this ?

bye & cheers,
ravi


Dear Ravi,

Infact I remember it was having bow and arrow symbol on all the coaches, they used that symbol instead of arrow mark

Chennai----->Coimbatore, the bow and arrow symbol comes there instead of simple arrow.

Cheran,
Pandyan
Pallavan
Cholan nice to see all the names!

We need "Sangam Express" too to glorify the golden Sangam age of TN history. Obviosuly it will be for the train starting from Madurai as it is the seat of Sangams.

Yercaud use to have Thindal Murugan potrait and textile weaving potrait.
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vasanth wrote:
It is very heartening to see the name boards having "Cholan Express". But would really appreciate if SR retains the legendary "Tiger" picture in the nameboards. Chola kingdom was identified by "Tiger", I believe.


Sure vasanth , as per process , please file a PIL in high court and SR will reply that they will do it in 1 month...after 1 month , just say u will file "contempt of court" thats it...Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Arul wrote:

Dear Ravi,

Infact I remember it was having bow and arrow symbol on all the coaches, they used that symbol instead of arrow mark

Chennai----->Coimbatore, the bow and arrow symbol comes there instead of simple arrow.

Cheran,
Pandyan
Pallavan
Cholan nice to see all the names!

We need "Sangam Express" too to glorify the golden Sangam age of TN history. Obviosuly it will be for the train starting from Madurai as it is the seat of Sangams.



Thanks Arul, for the above reply.

Meanwhile reg. Sangam express, May i give a clarification with your permission ?

Well, 4163/64 Allahabad (ALD) - Meerut City (MTC) express is called by the name 'SANGAM' express. ( Sangam to mean the confluence of the rivers in Allahabad)

So, if needed the proposed train of yours can be given 'Tamil Sangam' express as the name would be more appropriate !!

bye & cheers,
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

ravi wrote:
Arul wrote:

Dear Ravi,

Infact I remember it was having bow and arrow symbol on all the coaches, they used that symbol instead of arrow mark

Chennai----->Coimbatore, the bow and arrow symbol comes there instead of simple arrow.

Cheran,
Pandyan
Pallavan
Cholan nice to see all the names!

We need "Sangam Express" too to glorify the golden Sangam age of TN history. Obviosuly it will be for the train starting from Madurai as it is the seat of Sangams.



Thanks Arul, for the above reply.

Meanwhile reg. Sangam express, May i give a clarification with your permission ?

Well, 4163/64 Allahabad (ALD) - Meerut City (MTC) express is called by the name 'SANGAM' express. ( Sangam to mean the confluence of the rivers in Allahabad)

So, if needed the proposed train of yours can be given 'Tamil Sangam' express as the name would be more appropriate !!

bye & cheers,
ravi


An ideal service to be named as Sangam express is Varanasi Rameswaram express, but for this, it needs to be routed via VM MV TPJ MDU MNM.

Alternatively, present Madras madurai weekly express can be named as Tamil Sangam express instead of mere Sangam express. Its MG name was Mahal Express.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Dear Members,

Today 6853 is running late by an hour.

Reached VM 15mins early but it has taken nearly 3hours 30mins to cover VM-MV stretch.

STATION CODE STATION NAME SCHEDULED ARRIVAL SCHEDULED DEPARTURE ACTUAL/ EXPECTED ARRIVAL ACTUAL/ EXPECTED DEPARTURE
MS CHENNAI EGMORE Starting Station 08:20, 27 Apr 2010 Starting Station 08:20, 27 Apr 2010
CGL CHENGALPATTU 09:13, 27 Apr 2010 09:15, 27 Apr 2010 09:22, 27 Apr 2010 09:24, 27 Apr 2010
MLMR MELMARUVATTUR 09:43, 27 Apr 2010 09:45, 27 Apr 2010 09:50, 27 Apr 2010 09:52, 27 Apr 2010
VM VILLUPARAM JN 11:15, 27 Apr 2010 11:20, 27 Apr 2010 11:05, 27 Apr 2010 11:20, 27 Apr 2010
CUPJ CUDDALORE PORT JN. 12:18, 27 Apr 2010 12:20, 27 Apr 2010 12:27, 27 Apr 2010 12:28, 27 Apr 2010
CDM CHIDAMBARAM 12:55, 27 Apr 2010 12:57, 27 Apr 2010 13:46, 27 Apr 2010 13:48, 27 Apr 2010
MV MAYILADUTURAI J 13:40, 27 Apr 2010 13:45, 27 Apr 2010 14:47, 27 Apr 2010 14:57, 27 Apr 2010

KMU KUMBAKONAM 14:18, 27 Apr 2010 14:20, 27 Apr 2010 15:28, 27 Apr 2010 15:29, 27 Apr 2010
TJ THANJAVAR 14:55, 27 Apr 2010 15:00, 27 Apr 2010 16:10, 27 Apr 2010 16:13, 27 Apr 2010
TPJ TIRUCHCHIRAPALI 16:35, 27 Apr 2010 Destination Station 17:48, 27 Apr 2010 (ETA) Destination Station

Regds,
Karthik.


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Dear friends,

Yesterday, I visited MS and watched the new rake of Cholan/MAQ combine. It is a mix of new and mostly refurbished but freshly painted coaches. MAQ Exp was hauled by ED 22287.

The boards show "Tiruchirapalli <--> Chennai Egmore <--> Mangalore". One more recipe for confusion as Chennai Egmore - Mangalore is also via Trichy Smile

Both MAQ/Cholan were hosted from PF8 yesterday - 6108/6853 and 6854/6107. Not sure if this is the permanent berthing, going forward.

This RSA is not what we expected or wanted, but still glad that Cholan is now operational.

I wish SR linked Cholan and Kamban so that both the trains couldve been 21 coach trains. Like Arul has also mentioned, the 3 rakes (49 coaches) couldve been equally divided as 17 coach trains to have RSA between Cholan and Kamban.

Better Cholan gets intercity type rakes and linked to MS-PDY Express with mtce at TPJ. PDY Exp currently has dedicated rakes and so, this must be possible and also free up mtce slot at MS/GSN.

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