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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby Supratik » 12 Dec 2018 20:28

New Buddhist circuit luxury train launched.

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Postby Supratik » 15 Dec 2018 19:56

Statue of unity to get railway connection.

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Postby Singha » 16 Dec 2018 08:33

superb colour scheme on this CRH HK train

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Postby Vips » 16 Dec 2018 08:52

Raebareli’s MCF eyes 250 kmph capable aluminium coaches! After Train 18, this is Indian Railways next big step.

Indian Railways, under PM Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, is looking to manufacture its first aluminium shell coaches that will possibly be capable of attaining speeds of 250 kmph!

A proposal to make 500 aluminium coaches at the Modern Coach Factory (MCF) Raebareli is awaiting final approval from the Railway Ministry.
Indian Railways, under PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, is looking to manufacture its first aluminium shell coaches that will possibly be capable of attaining speeds of 250 kmph! A proposal to make 500 aluminium coaches at the Modern Coach Factory (MCF) Raebareli is awaiting final approval from the Railway Ministry. Indian Railways currently manufactures stainless steel LHB coaches, even as the world over aluminium is a widely used material for trains. “Given that production of aluminium coaches will be a first for Indian Railways, a global tender will be floated for Transfer of Technology (ToT),” Rajesh Agrawal, Member Rolling Stock at Railway Board told Financial Express Online. The ToT component of the tender is expected to be around Rs 150 crore.

According to Rajesh Agrawal, the global tender is likely to be awarded in the next financial year and by 2020-21 the first aluminium shell train set will likely roll out from MCF Raebareli. “Aluminium coaches are the way forward for Indian Railways, it’s a modern technology that will help save money in the long-term,” Rajesh Agrawal said. “Stainless steel corrodes, while aluminium does not. So the maintenance requirements and costs are much lesser. The ICF-design coaches have to be condemned within 25 years and the LHBs may not last beyond 30-35 years. With aluminium, we are planning to go for a 40-year life, maybe even beyond,” he added.

Train sets – the way forward

As Indian Railways gets ready to induct its first engineless Train 18, Agrawal feels that train sets are the way forward for Indian Railways. “Progressively for passenger segments, we should move to train sets because distributed power systems are much lighter. These aluminium coaches that we are hoping to make will also be joined to form a train set. On a per coach basis, several tonnes are saved, the train is much lighter and evenly powered, hence ensuring smoother rides,” he told Financial Express Online.

Advantages of aluminium coaches

“Aluminium coaches are lighter hence the energy costs are reduced drastically. For every coach around 3 tonnes of material is saved. Every time a train accelerates or decelerates, there is energy loss. So, with a lighter coach, the energy loss will be phenomenally lesser,” explained Agrawal. “While the incremental cost of manufacturing the coach is negligible, the lifecycle cost will be far less,” he added. Agrawal is of the view that European and Japanese giants should come forward to ‘Make in India’ these next-generation coaches once the global tender is floated. “Once we (Indian Railways) gets the ToT, it can be optimised further for Indian needs,” he said.

‘Make in India’ aluminium coaches for exports

Indian Railways is also hopeful of eventually exporting these modern aluminium coaches, for which they may be made keeping in mind speeds of 250 kmph! “The track limitation for Indian Railways is 160 kmph, but if we export these aluminium coaches, which we should actually, then they should be able to run at 250 kmph,” Rajesh Agrawal said.

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi is for the first time visiting Raebareli’s MCF on December 16 where he will flag off the 900th coach manufactured at the unit and also preview an upgraded Humsafar Express rake.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby Indranil » 17 Dec 2018 02:08

How long before we start looking at our tracks??!!!

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Postby Vips » 17 Dec 2018 02:46

BEML pitches for indigenisation of six bullet train rakes.

BEML Ltd, the country’s largest railway coach maker, has pitched for indigenisation of at least six rakes of bullet train coaches in collaboration with its Japanese partner Hitachi. Japanese companies Hitachi and Kawasaki will bid to be the main contractor in the Japan government-assisted Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.

“We have submitted our request for indigenisation of six bullet rakes (60 coaches),” BEML Chairman and Managing Director D K Hota told PTI. However, in joint negotiation meetings, Hitachi had indicated that if the project has to meet its rollout deadline of 2023, then indigenisation of not more than one bullet train rake could be possible.

“We want more volume in the indigenisation process, which will be a win-win for the country and make our investments viable in the bullet train project,” Hota said.

The $15-billion project envisages 24 rakes comprising 240 coaches, which would run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

BEML is keen on undertaking the entire interior work that is termed as ‘level three indigenisation’. The broad contours can only be finalised after the bidding and selection of the main contractor and the sub contractor for the bullet train project, an official said. A team of BEML officials had recently visited the Hitachi facility in Japan to evaluate ground realities.

Indigenisation of coaches is part of the central government’s ‘Make in India’ mission.

The railway coaches business is a key and growing segment for Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML), which can produce 800 rail coaches and 300 metro coaches per annum.

Meanwhile, it has also bagged a contract worth Rs 3,015 crore for the Mumbai Metro corridor. The public sector company will manufacture 378 metro cars for the Mumbai Metro Corridors 2A, 2B and 7. According to BEML, there is scope for another 120-odd metro cars in the same project in the second lot, taking the total to 500.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby Aditya_V » 17 Dec 2018 13:19

Indranil wrote:How long before we start looking at our tracks??!!!


Railways aldready looking at it and proposed importing of Tracks from foreign steel suppliers, has been shot down and asked to wait our Steel Industry can catch up, Plus large areas need to be fenced off/ walled/ Barricaded with relevant Subways/ Bridges built before trains can go that fast.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby A Nandy » 17 Dec 2018 20:27

So what is the technological gap in India currently for these kind of rails. How many years are we behind currently?

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Postby Rahul M » 18 Dec 2018 01:31

took a train after a while and I must say the condition of the tracks seem to be worsening. this was a del-kol duronto and every 15-20 minutes or so there was a loud clang and a violent jerk that can easily make an adult tumble if he/she is not holding on to something. food variety and quantity seems to have gone down as well.
on the positive side the cleaning stuff was tirelessly at work making sure the compartment was clean throughout the journey.

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Postby vsunder » 18 Dec 2018 03:04

Rahul M wrote:took a train after a while and I must say the condition of the tracks seem to be worsening. this was a del-kol duronto and every 15-20 minutes or so there was a loud clang and a violent jerk that can easily make an adult tumble if he/she is not holding on to something. food variety and quantity seems to have gone down as well.
on the positive side the cleaning stuff was tirelessly at work making sure the compartment was clean throughout the journey.


Rahul M: The issue is not with the tracks, but the shock absorbers in the CBC couplers in LHB rakes are weak, there is a spring mechanism you can see in the cutouts. IR has taken up a program to systematically replace these weak shock absorbers starting with the premium trains Shatabdi and Rajdhani and slowly moving to Duronto etc. This will help eliminate the jerks you felt, though defects in track geometry due to manual laying of tracks will no doubt be an issue as you rightly point out.

https://www.financialexpress.com/infras ... s/1405173/

Regarding ETCS (European Train Control System) that people are talking about, ETCS-Level I is already operational on about 300 km of IR, between Delhi and Agra, between Basin Bridge and Arrakonam(AJJ) where Thales (same company that makes aerospace electronics) installed it a while back and on 25km of Kolkata Metro there is ETCS-1.

https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/india/pr ... pped-train



Piyush Goyal wanted to spend 75,000 crore and have ETCS-2 installed system wide on IR but Modi nixed it, so a compromise has been reached, ETCS-2 will be tested on Mathura-Vadodara next year and will be implemented via Make in India if trials are successful.

Singha: Bangalore-Kalburagi(Gulbarga) is already electrified at least 2 years ago, though still single line between Bangalore and Gooty. Now in a month, even Makalidurga-Hindupur will be doubled and electrified on this section. Come March, Yellahanka-Makalidurga will be doubled and electrifed easing congestion. A bypass line between Kalluru and Guntakal is also doubled and commissioned 2 months ago and almost electrified, so trains going from Bangalore to Mumbai can travel on this doubled line and bypass Gooty and proceed straight to Guntakal.

Chingavanam-Changanaserry had a CRS inspection last week (Trivandrum-Kochi doubling). Also Hospet-Koppal doubling had a CRS inspection earlier this month on Hospet-Hubbali-Mormugoa route. Hubbali-Bangalore, Arsikere-Karadi(36km) doubling commissioned early this month, and Chikjajur-Tolahunse doubling inspection done earlier this month (30km) so about 200km still remains to be doubled between Hubli-Bangalore, modulo electrification that needs to be done between Hubli and Bangalore.

Regarding DFC Google Earth is showing heartening progress on WDFC bridges, on River Sabarmati, River Mahi, and Narmada and Tapi with pier foundations in many places coming up though on Narmada and Tapi not yet in midstream. The piers on the Yamuna at Prayagraj bypass (EDFC) are all complete and spans are being assembled and launched though the pace is one span a month, yet the video narrator is optimistic the bridge will be done by August, though there are 17 spans and that means 17 months, it is a tough deadline and does not jell with what DFC promises that Bhaupur(Kanpur) -Mughalsarai will be done by August 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woqzbrbvWOM

Regarding signalling system a state of the art interlocking system was inaugurated on the Mumbai suburban system at Prabhadevi station, using mouse clicks to set points etc etc.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 662320.cms

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Postby SaiK » 18 Dec 2018 20:42

I can see a huge need clairvoyant! None can :)

Go for the extra corridors..NSEW.

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Postby yensoy » 18 Dec 2018 22:00

vsunder wrote:Regarding signalling system a state of the art interlocking system was inaugurated on the Mumbai suburban system at Prabhadevi station, using mouse clicks to set points etc etc.


I could have sworn that Prabhadevi was not on the railway line... looked it up and saw Elphinstone Road was renamed Prabhadevi some months ago. :-?

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby rajkumar » 20 Dec 2018 16:19

Train 18 has been 'vandalised' while travelling at 181 km/h...I really wonder some times!!!!

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Postby Singha » 20 Dec 2018 17:21

kya hua? patharbaaz jawano nein kaam kar diya as expected?

:(

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Postby Pratyush » 20 Dec 2018 17:30

Singha wrote:kya hua? patharbaaz jawano nein kaam kar diya as expected?

:(


Disgusting. But not really surprising. Throwing stones at passing trains has become a pass time for many in some parts of the country.

I travelled to Varanasi for a family function. Found a few window pane of ac coaches damaged on both the trains.

Even though the railways is making huge efforts to improve its services.

Given the absolute size of the network the strides made are enormous.

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Pratyush wrote:
Singha wrote:kya hua? patharbaaz jawano nein kaam kar diya as expected?

:(


Disgusting. But not really surprising. Throwing stones at passing trains has become a pass time for many in some parts of the country.

I travelled to Varanasi for a family function. Found a few window pane of ac coaches damaged on both the trains.

Even though the railways is making huge efforts to improve its services.

Given the absolute size of the network the strides made are enormous.


The stones are hurled primarily to injure travelers. Several passengers have been permenantly blinded by this stone throwing which usually happens from specific bastis and even in a city like bombay on the suburban lines.

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Postby Singha » 20 Dec 2018 21:59

seems to be india wide virus. way back around 1982 the TT came through as we chugged on a GHY-bongaigaon train and asked us to keep windows closed in a certain stretch . sure enough, shouting and clangs of stones were heard.

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Postby Singha » 20 Dec 2018 22:33



the 25kv version of the lungi on fire thing



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Postby Supratik » 20 Dec 2018 22:36

It could be political as well. When Tejas was launched there were reports of vandalism in the early runs but we don't hear anything about it now.

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Postby hanumadu » 21 Dec 2018 00:09

Modi spoke about Train 18 in one of his speeches. Guess that's reason enough to vandalize it.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby Shameek » 21 Dec 2018 00:57

Sad to see the damage on the beautiful train. :(

Unfortunately, our penchant for treating public property like crap seems to be running strong. And then of course complain why our buses/trains/platforms don't look or feel like ones abroad. Wonder what these people would say if someone vandalized their new car.

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Postby vera_k » 21 Dec 2018 01:24

Pratyush wrote:Throwing stones at passing trains has become a pass time for many in some parts of the country.


Army chief is on record saying stone throwers are like terrorists. I suspect local administrations are soft and have not updated tactics to match current situation.

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Postby Singha » 21 Dec 2018 08:11

Modi will flag off train18 #1 as varanasi shatabdi on dec29

So oppn elements might try to strike now to spoil that

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Postby uddu » 21 Dec 2018 11:27

Windows, can easily be replaced. Nothing big there. But yes. Those who throw stones need to be caught and made to sing their handlers name.

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Postby Pratyush » 21 Dec 2018 13:45

uddu wrote:Windows, can easily be replaced. Nothing big there. But yes. Those who throw stones need to be caught and made to sing their handlers name.


There are no handlers. Just a destructive time pass for most of the idiots.

Railway police knows which areas are prone to stone pelting. They usually warn passengers if they are standing at the coach doors to get inside. Lower iron shutter for non AC coaches.

It's ac coaches that get windows smashed.

One of the members told a story of a relative loosing a finger in one such incident.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby Rahul M » 21 Dec 2018 15:27

actor shriram lagoo lost his son to a train stone throwing incident.

thanks for the info vsunder sir. although somehow I felt that the frequency of such jerks has gone up significantly, or is that old age catching up ? :|

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Postby Manish_P » 21 Dec 2018 16:09

Pratyush wrote:
uddu wrote:Windows, can easily be replaced. Nothing big there. But yes. Those who throw stones need to be caught and made to sing their handlers name.


There are no handlers. Just a destructive time pass for most of the idiots.

Railway police knows which areas are prone to stone pelting. They usually warn passengers if they are standing at the coach doors to get inside. Lower iron shutter for non AC coaches.

It's ac coaches that get windows smashed.

One of the members told a story of a relative loosing a finger in one such incident.


+1

I travel by sub-urban trains pratically everyday. Thankfully not on the line where such occurences are prevalent

Regular travellers are very aware of the timings (mostly late evening/night) and stretches (mostly slums, near bridges, tunnels) where such occurences tend to happen.

A good proportion of the pelters are druggies. Second most common are the thiefs. Aim is mostly to stun the target into dropping his/her mobile/bag.

A rarer type was when train passengers would tease/abuse the slum dwellers during the morning you-know-what. Their kids would retaliate later by throwing stones. But such occurences would be quickly stopped due to mutual ceasefire or RPF action.

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Postby rhytha » 21 Dec 2018 18:22

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Train 18 running at 180 km/h bet Delhi and Agra at this time...Srinivas, the Chief Design Enginner of ICF is in the cab, they touched 181 kmh for record sake ...some vandal threw a stone breaking a glass, hope we nab him.

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Postby Manish_P » 21 Dec 2018 19:05

Manish_P wrote:
Pratyush wrote:
There are no handlers. Just a destructive time pass for most of the idiots.

Railway police knows which areas are prone to stone pelting. They usually warn passengers if they are standing at the coach doors to get inside. Lower iron shutter for non AC coaches.

It's ac coaches that get windows smashed.

One of the members told a story of a relative loosing a finger in one such incident.


+1

I travel by sub-urban trains pratically everyday. Thankfully not on the line where such occurences are prevalent

Regular travellers are very aware of the timings (mostly late evening/night) and stretches (mostly slums, near bridges, tunnels) where such occurences tend to happen.

A good proportion of the pelters are druggies. Second most common are the thiefs. Aim is mostly to stun the target into dropping his/her mobile/bag.

A rarer type was when train passengers would tease/abuse the slum dwellers during the morning you-know-what. Their kids would retaliate later by throwing stones. But such occurences would be quickly stopped due to mutual ceasefire or RPF action.


Added later: in the case of Train 18 however it is less likely that the stone pelter/s would be druggies or thieves. More likely they were vandals or juveniles.

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Postby Suraj » 21 Dec 2018 22:17

Good opportunity for private sector glass/epoxy companies to come up with a window material design that is shatterproof. There are limits to functionality at near 200km/h speeds, but it's worth having something that'll work better than the current one.

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Postby Suraj » 21 Dec 2018 22:23

Singha wrote:https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/railways/indian-railways-looks-upgrade-6000-hp-locomotives-to-9000-hp-new-make-in-india-1190-kw-motor-to-be-used/1421157/
New motor for 9000hp loco unveiled

This is the best kind of news - seeing new technology being developed locally instead of procured off shelf.

Perhaps they can develop a local version of signalling systems compatible with ETCS-2 for regular, semi-HSR and HSR applications. Could be done for way less than Rs.75K crore.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project To Create Over 13,000 Jobs, Land Acquisition To Be Complete This Month
Construction on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor will soon start as the land acquisition for the project is set to be completed by the end of December 2018.

The progress would mean a good chance for job seekers as the National High-speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC) will conduct job placements of about 3,500 people, reports Metro Rail News.

The NHSRCL, which is the implementing agency of the project, will be looking to recruit both technical and non-technical staff to operate the bullet train project. The hiring will be for staff positions in piloting, running, maintenance, signalling and various other technical works.

The agency, in order to lay roughly 2 lakh sleepers for the high-speed train, will be setting up four factories resulting in additional recruitment. Besides direct employment, the project is expected to provide work indirectly for over 10,000 people.

The MD, NHSRCL, Achal Khare believes the work to begin from January. The company will be issuing high-value tenders, starting from January 2019, Khare says while adding the preparation work of the bids is going on very fast. He informed that various experts from Vadodara are assigned to complete this task.

A training centre has been set up in Vadodara to train the personal. By February 2019, a 200-meter track will be prepared from 20 ‘Made in Japan’ slabs.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby srin » 22 Dec 2018 17:10

We need dashcams for trains now

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Postby SBajwa » 23 Dec 2018 05:55

Suraj wrote:Good opportunity for private sector glass/epoxy companies to come up with a window material design that is shatterproof. There are limits to functionality at near 200km/h speeds, but it's worth having something that'll work better than the current one.




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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby vsunder » 23 Dec 2018 20:40

Regarding in cab signalling etc. a lot of people on this forum have misconceptions. In cab signalling in rudimentary forms was tried in the 1970's on the Delhi-Mughalsarai route. However there was trackside vandalism of the equipment and in particular the "chumbaks" (magnets for those of you have not spent significant time in the Doab, Gangetic Uttar Pradesh), and the copper wire, ("tambe ka taar") all commanding premium price in the scrap market were prime targets for theft, optical fibre was unknown then. So the attempt was discontinued. A large number of companies supply signalling solutions to IR and one day this bug is going to bite IR in the rear end, that is the lack of standardization. So contrary to what people have written, for years there have been some form of train control systems operative on IR.

Nowadays as opposed to the mid and late 1950's when steam was king and yours truly had already seen most of India on IR, say a WP locomotive from Jhansi shed would be waiting to haul 38UP Punjab mail upto Bhusawal where a freshly coaled and watered WP would do the honours till Igatpuri when an electric 1500DC loco from Kalyan would take over the job through Kasara and the Thull ghat to Bombay VT as it was called. Nowadays an Ajni based e-loco(Nagpur) can be seen in Mangalore and a Gomoh based WAG9 is hauling freight in Jolarpettai so basically the eloco is travelling over many IR zones with different signalling systems installed by numerous signalling companies, with different frequencies of operations etc etc. some compatible and others not. So in cab signalling becomes a nightmare and standardization becomes a must. For example here is a partial list of some prominent companies that have supplied signalling solutions to IR over the last 40 years:

Siemens: Provides signalling on the Mumbai suburban network with some rudimentary form of incab signalling. Not all cabs have in cab signalling and in fact some cabs on the Mumbai network are literally held together by duct tape.

Thales: ETCS-1 between Basin Bridge Jn--- Arrakonam Jn(on the Chennai suburban section on the Bangalore-Chennai line)

Kyosan: (Japanese) Provides signalling solutions on different zones and also SSI(Solid state interlocking) and RRI to stations. On some projects they have tied in with Instrumentation Ltd. Kota a PSU. Most recently they have been awarded the signalling contract and erection of SCADA systems on the Sahnewal-Pilkhani section which is the Punjab-Haryana arm of the EDFC. They have also recently (within the last year) erected a SSI at Nagasamudram between Penukonda and Anantapur on the Bangalore-Hyderabad line. In the past they have supplied signalling solutions to various zones on IR and have an Indian subsidiary principally because of the enormous business they do in India.

https://www.kyosan.co.jp/company/in/rai ... stems.html

WDFC signalling solutions will be entirely Japanese as per the deal with JICA, from SCADA systems to End of Train Telemetry(EOTT) and WILMA devices that will obviate the need for a Last Van(LV), guard and caboose as brake pressure at the rear will be monitored through a WILMA device in the driver's cab, via telemetry. So it is mind boggling that a plethora of signalling systems exist with RDSO not effectively standardizing the systems for an All India systems that will be compatible with a future All India in-cab signalling network.

There was also a program RDSO and IIT Kharagpur to develop in cab signalling, SSI etc. I am not sure what is the status of that collaboration or if there is a station where they have implemented a trial. However, Kharagpur station a year ago implemented what is claimed to be the largest SSI in all Asia with the capability to set 800 routes as opposed to the previous system that could set 423 routes. The new system made redundant 3 signal cabins, numerous points that were set manually and allowed proper reception of freight into Nimpura freight yard, allowed passenger trains to cross over numerous freight tracks and the ability to select the correct platform to limit detention of passenger trains both at the home signal and at the platform. A perusal of the news reports and watching the news conference conducted by the SER signalling authority which was conducted mainly in Bengali does not allow the diletante to figure out the vendor of this system, at least in the Bengali news conference no reporter asked this pertinent question and it was in the main a one sided harangue, for all I care they could have been talking about the best Sandesh shop in "Chotta Tengra"(there used to be one in the 1970's :rotfl: , that is a part of KGP for the non-cognoscenti)

PS: The zone beginning at Etawah, Mainpuri(Mainpuri ka Tambaku is famous and Mr. Allan Octavian Hume the founder of the Congress party was sometime district collector of Mainpuri in the 1860's and his predilection for hanging "pandies" was well-known, the Brits called the rebels/freedom fighters Pandies after the original Mangal Pandey), through Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur to Bindki and the outskirts of Prayagraj/Allahabad, and south towards Kalpi, Pukhrayan, Orai and Morena and the Agra area is a known "goondagiri" belt from time immemorial, all of us old timers know. No need to get riled up because rocks were thrown at Train 18, they used to throw rocks at every train in the 1950's, 60's and 70's those parents taught their kids.
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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby Singha » 23 Dec 2018 20:44

looks like they have to develop a new standard and get it implemented by removing the old gear in phases.

attempting a swiss army knife that is backward compatible to all antique stds will just introduce more risk and errors.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby Zynda » 23 Dec 2018 21:00

So this new 9000HP traction motors developed by CLW will based on WAP-7/WAG-9 loco chassis/frames? Or will WAP-5 sets also receive these new traction motors coupled with recently unveiled aerodynamic enhancements to give it enough oomph to haul Raj train sets effortlessly at around 200 Kph by a single WAP-5?

vsunder saar, really surprising to find out that RDSO doesn't have a standardised requirements for in-cab signalling.

I think a prelim set of routes for T-18 have been announced and almost all of the routes are in N/NW/NE India. I am aware that most of the routes in S India are not meant for operations beyond 110 Kph, but I do hope that efforts are being made to improve the infra to support semi-high speed ops.

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Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Postby SBajwa » 23 Dec 2018 23:32

Railway police needs to be increased and better equipped! They are rarely seen.


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