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May 13 (11:37)

Entry# 2194     
sreerup kol^~
What are the Salient Features (Length, Tare Weight, Pay Load, Gross Load, Axle Load and Permissible Speed) of different Goods Wagons and other wagons in Indian Railways?

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May 13 (00:39)
Blog Post# 4315804-0     
sreerup kol^~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 13 (11:37)
2. TARE WEIGHT (in ton)
3. PAY LOAD (in ton)
GROSS LOAD (in ton)
5. AXLE LOAD (in ton)
Dec 16 2011 (17:15)
Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

Entry# 872     
what is HOG

May 09 (17:48)
Blog Post# 4312903-7     
Myra Misfit 🍷^~   Added by: 16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~  May 11 (01:08)
WDP-4B 40001 (now BGKT)
Having HOG ports

May 09 (18:03)
Blog Post# 4312903-8     
Dr Silverᴷᴷ^~   Added by: 16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~  May 11 (01:08)
Nopes no WDP4D is/was HOG capable..only some WDP4B were capable enough...
Eg. 40084/40085 BGKT -> Regular links of HOG JP JU LHB ICE
Eg.40079 PRATEEK -> Now HOG ports taken off...

May 09 (18:12)
Blog Post# 4312903-9     
Shaurya117^~   Added by: 16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~  May 11 (01:09)
Only one experimental WDP-4D prototype is HOG fitted. Else only P7's and very few WDP-4B's are HOG capable.
Edit: After some research, I've found that experimental HOG WDP-4D prototype is TKD WDP-4D #40110

May 11 (00:39)
Blog Post# 4312903-23     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~  May 11 (01:11)
HOG (Head-on generation) simply means that the electricity used for coaches (lighting, fans, A/C, pantry car cooking equipment etc) is generated by the locomotive. It is not related to electrification or OHE directly. In an electric loco, the power will come from the OHE. In a diesel loco, it will come from the diesel generator in the loco.
In an electric locomotive, since the electricity is supplied by the OHE, a locomotive having a HOG feature simply has some equipment in it which converts the power received from the OHE into something suitable for powering the coaches.
a diesel locomotive, the electricity is generated by the diesel generator (alternator). This electricity is normally used to run the traction motors and other equipment in the loco. But it is also possible to use part of this generated electricity to power the coaches. So, HOG diesel locos are the same as normal diesel locos, with just an additional option to use the electricity generated by the diesel generator for powering the coaches.

May 11 (00:49)
Blog Post# 4312903-25     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: 16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~  May 11 (01:11)
I believe 4-5 WDP4B locos were given the HOG feature (40001 being one of them). But IR never took the HOG feature seriously in diesel locos. For electrified sections, using HOG locos will help save diesel. But on un-electrified sections, it doesn't really make a difference as both the loco and EOG use diesel only. The HOG for diesel locos wasn't a failure, rather it was just not useful in the way they were doing it.
Also, an E-loco can have a HOG feature without losing it's traction power. Since the power is drawn from the OHE, it can just draw the additional power from OHE while maintaining it's regular hauling power.
a diesel loco however, the power supply is limited ( it is only as much as the diesel generator can generate). So, if a HOG feature is to be given, then the tractive power will be reduced, making it difficult to haul heavy loads.
For example, if 500 HP is required for powering all the lights, fans A/C etc in a rake, and if HOG is to be used, then an e-loco and a d-loco will differ in the following way (using a WAP7 and a WDP4B as examples).
1) WAP7 - The WAP7 can get the additional HP directly from the OHE, by just having a higher capacity transformer. So, while a non-HOG WAP7 has 6350 HP for powering the traction motors and the other equipment in the loco, a HOG loco will still have the same 6350HP available for the loco and the additional 500 HP will be directly derived from the OHE.
2) WDP4B - The only source of power on a d-loco is the diesel generator, which has a limited capacity. So, in a 4500HP WDP4B, 500 HP will be used up for the HOG, leaving only 4000HP for the loco, reducing it's hauling capacity.

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Jan 24 2014 (18:21)
Blog Post# 973875-0     
ɱεшศг รʄ εχ℘гεรร~   Added by: 16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~  May 11 (01:05)
AC &
HOG fitted EMD . TKD WDP-4D
#40110 with 12963 Mewar express
Location- RPZ
credit- ajay singh chouhan

Dec 16 2011 (17:08)
Blog Post# 304979-6     
Begins Falls Rises ™~   Added by: Harsh*^~  Dec 16 2011 (17:15)
HOG means Head on Generator!!!
this is actually used in most emergency purposes!!! only a 3 phase loco can transfer the power from over head wires to the EOG's n to the coaches!!!
After extensive trials and improvements on the design, commercial service of HOG scheme involving one 3 phase electric loco and 12 passenger coaches & two power cars have been started from 21.02.2011 between New Delhi-Kalka & back in train no. 12005/’06 NDLS-KLK Shatabdi Express. In this scheme the power supply is received directly from locomotive through couplers and
DG sets kept off to be used during emergency only. The supply from locomotive is 750V, 3 phase.
No noise (DG sets will not be used)
• Saving of HSD oil (about 700 Ltrs per round trip)
• Economical (saving of about 18,000.00 per round trip)
• Pollution free environment at Rly. station etc. (No smoke as DG sets will not be used)
this isnt introduced everywhere as of now!!! wil take sometime to hit the tracks!!!!
mostly few WAP-7's n WAP-5's have this 3 phase system as of now!!!!
May 06 (21:22)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 2190     
🇮🇳🇮🇳🦅TEAM JATAYU🦅🇮🇳🇮🇳^
What are the rules and regulations for season ticket??

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May 06 (21:19)
Blog Post# 4310666-0     
🇮🇳🇮🇳🦅TEAM JATAYU🦅🇮🇳🇮🇳^   Added by: 🇮🇳🇮🇳🦅TEAM JATAYU🦅🇮🇳🇮🇳^  May 06 (21:22)
1.(i)Rules, rates and other particulars regarding issue of season tickets can be
obtained by application to the Railway concerned. Season tickets are issued for
suburban as well as non-suburban sections. Fares for Second Class MST is
equivalent to the fares for 15 single journeys by second class (Ordinary) uniformly
all distances. Fares for First class MST continues to be four times the Second
Class MST fares. Season tickets to children are issued at half of the adult season
ticket fare. Quarterly Season tickets are charged at 2.7 times of the normal
adult/child MST fare. Season tickets are issued for First and Second classes only
and these tickets are valid in the class for which they are issued. Only one season
ticket is issued to a passenger to travel between the stations serving his place of
residence and place of work/studies. If the passenger is found with more than
one season ticket to flout the distance limits, the additional season ticket will be
treated as invalid. First class season ticket holders are not allowed to travel in AC
coaches. On specific sections where there is sufficient demand of first class
season tickets and it is not possible to attach first class chair cars, zonal railways
may attach AC Chair car coaches, if available, for exclusive use of first class
season ticket holders. On those sections, where there is no first class service, first
class season tickets are not issued at all.
(ii) Distance :Season tickets are issued upto 150 Kms. only. Season tickets for
more than 150 kms are issued only on those sections where they were being
issued prior to 1951 (except on those sections where they have been withdrawn
due to lack of demand).
(iii) Identity Card :A photo Identity Card, alongwith a plastic cover, is issued to
every season ticket holder at a nominal cost of Re. 1. The Identity Card will be
valid for 5 years or such time it gets defaced/mutilated, whichever is earlier. The
Identity Card having Printed Card number will contain Name, Address, Age, Sex &
Signature of the holder. Identity Card Number must be written on Season Ticket. It
is necessary for the passenger to produce the Identity Card alongwith the season
ticket, otherwise the season ticket will be invalid and the passenger will be treated
as without ticket. It is necessary that the particulars of the passenger are properly
& correctly entered on the Identity Card and the photograph firmly pasted thereon.
The Booking Clerk will put the Station Stamp in such a way that half of the stamp
appears on photograph and the remaining part appears on the Identity Card.
In addition to above, the Identity Card, Pan Card, Passport, Driving Licence, Voter
Identity Card and Credit Card issued with photograph by any Government in India
or some Government agency in India, will also be accepted as proof of identity for
issue and renewal of season tickets. The serial number of such document shall
be written on season ticket. While travelling, the passenger must carry this
document, alongwith season ticket, without which the season ticket will be invalid
and the passenger will be treated as without ticket.
(iv) Validity :Season tickets are not valid for travel in reserved coaches and trains.
They are valid for travel by Passenger trains. In the case of Mail/
Express/Superfast trains, they are valid for travel by only those Mail/Express
/Superfast trains where it has specifically been permitted by Railway
Administration. However, they are valid for travel subject to the distance
restriction otherwise applicable in individual train. The first class season ticket
holders are, however, allowed to travel in first class coaches during day time only,
subject to the distance restrictions applicable on the concerned train.
(v) Renewal :Season ticket can be renewed 10 days in advance of the date of
expiry. In such cases, it will be made valid only after the date of expiry and not
from the date of renewal.
(vi) Superfast Surcharge Ticket: Wherever permitted by Railway Administration,
the passenger can travel in unreserved coaches of Superfast trains also. In such a
case, he is required to purchase the Superfast Surcharge ticket for each journey in
advance. For the convenience of passengers who want to travel regularly by
Superfast trains, the Railways also issue the Monthly/Quarterly Superfast
Surcharge tickets on demand. The superfast surcharge will, however, not be levied
on season ticket holders travelling by those superfast trains, which have total
journey less than 325 kms from train originating to destination station.
(vii) Refund: Refund on unused or partially used season tickets is not admissible
under any circumstances.
2. Season tickets to students: Season tickets to students are issued for First &
Second class upto the maximum distance of 150 Kms. The student monthly
season tickets will be charged at half of the normal adult season ticket fare and
student Quarterly Season tickets will be charged at 2.7 times of the Student MST
fare. These MSTs/QSTs will be issued without any minimum charge to the
students of recognised institutions under S. No. 4 and 4 (c) (8) of IRCA Coaching
Tariff NO. 25, Part I (Vol. II) subject to the condition that the age of students, to
whom the tickets are issued, should not exceed 25 years in the case of student in
general, 27 years in the case of students belonging to the Scheduled
Castes/Tribes and 35 years in the case of Research Scholars.
Note: Season tickets to students of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall
be issued as under: -
(i) MSTs: On payment of 50% below the normal Student MST fares, and
(ii) QSTs: On payment of 2.7 times of the concessional fares of MSTs vide (i)
3. Free MST to Students: - The facility of Free Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) is
available to Boy Students studying in classes upto 10th Standard and Girl
students studying in classes upto 12th standard for commuting daily between the
stations serving the place of residence and school. They carry the caption
'MILLENIUM GIFT FROM RAILWAYS'. These free MSTs are issued subject to the
following conditions: -
(1)Only MSTs are issued and QSTs are not issued.
(2)As in the case of concessional student MSTs, these are also issued upto
maximum of 150 Kms.
(3)These are issued for second class only and are not valid for travel in any
Mail/Express train, including superfast train.
(4)No other surcharge is levied on these MSTs (Even the CIDCO surcharge
applicable on Central/Western Railway for travel on specific section in Mumbai
area is not leviable)
(5)The free MSTs are issued subject to all other conditions applicable for issue of
concessional MSTs to students.
(6)The concessional student MSTs/QSTs continue to be issued on demand as per
Types of train horns and what they mean in Indian Railways

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Apr 28 (21:58)
Blog Post# 4304002-0     
16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~   Added by: 16229🔹MYS🔄BSB Express🔹16230^~  Apr 28 (21:59)
Types of train horns and what they mean in Indian Railways
Have you ever-heard a train whistle closely? Well, they are not just for the arrival or departure but every horn and its duration has a meaning behind it. Here are eleven types of horns and what they mean, according to Indian railways.
1) One short horn: A small horn means the motorman would take the train in the yard where it would be washed and cleaned for its next trip.
Two short horns: When the motorman gives two smaller horns, he is signalling the guard to ask railway signal for starting the train.
3) 3 smaller horns: Motormen rarely press the horns thrice because if they do, it means they have lost control over the motor and that the guard has to immediately pull the vacuum break.
4) Four smaller horns: The four smaller horns denote that there is a ‘technical’ issue with the train and that the train would not go ahead.
5) One long horn and a shorter one: This horn means that the motorman is signalling the guard to set the brake pipe system before they start the engine.
6) Two long horns and two short horns: The motorman is signalling the guard to take control of the engine.
7) A continuous horn: A continuous horn is blown for alerting the passengers that the train is passing non-stop through many stations.
8) Two horns with two pauses: This signal is to alert the passersby that the train would be running through a railway crossing.
9) Two long and short horns: If the motorman blows these horns, it means the train is changing the tracks
10) Two short and one long horn: This sound means that a passenger has pulled a chain or the guard has pulled a vacuum break.
11) Six times, short horns: It’s a trouble signal where the train is stuck in a dangerous situation.
Information source: click here
Apr 25 (00:47)

Entry# 2188     
South Western Railway^~
What is meant by Electro Pneumatic Brakes

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Apr 25 (00:38)
Blog Post# 4300910-0     
Nilanjan Ray   Added by: South Western Railway^~  Apr 25 (00:47)
**** Electro-Pneumatic Brakes For 3 Phase Locomotives *****
The electro-pneumatic (EP) brake was introduced in the early years of the 20th century in an attempt over come the lag in the operation of the pure air brake. Originally designed for subways or metros, electro-pneumatic brake systems are now common on main line passenger railways and on some specialised freight operations. Its main advantage over the air brake is its speed of control and quick on-vehicle reaction times, giving instantaneous control of the whole train to the driver. Its speed of operation makes it ideal for automatic train operation (ATO).
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Attached PDF Document
Specification for EP Assisted Brake System for
3-Phase Locomotives Application Compatible
with EP Assisted Brake System on Coaches
Specification No. RDSO/EL/SPEC/2017/XXXX Rev. ‘0’
Screenshot Attached
Supply Of Blender Module Assembly For E-70 Brake System As Per Ftrtil Part No. 780350400 For Wap7 Andwag9 (3-Phase) Class Of Locos.
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Braking system of 3 phase loco
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