Express Action in India

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  1. Apr 17, 2017 #26

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    And its Seabiscuit by a Nose!

    And we just think the Summer consists of the Canadian are Long! How'd you like to walk that train???!!
     
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    Rajdhanis with 20 or 21 is the max. There are other expresses that carry 24 and a few these days that even go upto 26 I am told.

    But there are about half a dozen effectively daily trains between Delhi and Kolkata that are each 20 cars or more AFAICT.
     
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    Yep, if you are at the wrong end of the platform when your train pulls in, it 'aint going to be a restful start to your trip. Trust me!

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  4. May 14, 2019 #29

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    Someone managed to capture all 19 Rajdhani Expresses at speed and present them in a single video.... Here it is:



    Observe the extreme standardization of equipment. These trains connect the national capital to each state capital, so they operate all over India, and yet the equipment is completely standard and interchangeable.

    Also observe the ubiquity of electrification in India. There are just a couple of remaining diesel trains among these, and as you see in one, even those routes are getting electrified rapidly.

    BTW HOG stands for Head On Generation (hotel power provided by the Locomotive), as opposed to EOG - End On Generation (hotel power provided by Generator Car)
     
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    Some more express action this time on Eastern Railway on one of the earliest segments of Main Line of India. This segment went into service before the Mutiny of 1857 or the first Battle for Independence, depending on ones perspective.

    It was electrified in the '50s using a 3kV DC system. The catenary installed then was left in place while replacing the power supply and installing higher voltage insulators, when it was converted to 25kV AC in the '60s. So what you see is the original 3kV installation duly modified for 25kV.

     
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