In their second home “ running room’. After reaching the relief point towards outside from headquarter they relieved by a new set of crew. Now they have to stay for a minimum of 06 hours to 08 hours at their second home running room. Here are images the of running room.
They have to register their names in the running room register. The crew are given a separate room. Like this. Nowadays mostly all the running rooms are air-conditioned.
After get fresh they have to go to the market to buy the ration for them. Cooks in the running room will make their meals. Now they can read magazines in the hall, can also do meditation, yoga or taking rest in their room.
Thill calls for at dining hall when their meals will ready. Dining hall.
After completing the meal now it is time to take rest. They will call for their train towards headquarter after rest.
Runniisfis distalmost memorable place of loco pilots apart from home.
It is a light weight passenger vehicle operated by Indian Railways on its tracks. The body of the railbus looks similar to that of those operated on the roads except for the bogies and the wheels. It is generally operated for a short distances in India. A railbus in India looks like this
Since passengers are increasing nowadays railbus is being replaced by EMUs and DMUs
BEML Railbus Specifications
The Length: 10.7m; width: 3.2m; height: 3.65m; wheel-base: 7m. Tare weight is 16t and gross weight is 24t. The body is all steel, with an integral shell design of formed and rolled sections welded together. There are driving cabs at each end of the railbus, each with access through sliding doors one on the side and one leading to the passenger compartment. A door in the middle of the railbus leads to the passenger compartment.
Max. speed 60km/h. Engine: inline 6-cylinder, with mechanical variable speed governor, 175hp. Transmission: automatic hydraulic with twin turbine torque converters. (Allison torque converter, made by Hindustan Motors.) Drive: single driven axle (axle-mounted bevel gear drive with single stage reduction). Brakes: Service brakes use compressed air; there are also standby brakes (with separate brake valves) in case of main brake failure, and air-assisted parking brakes.
Axle/wheel capacity is 13 tonnes; wheel diameter 915mm. Suspension: single-stage with vertical guide, helical spring, and shock absorber. Electricals: 24V 180Ah lead-acid battery for starting, controls, lighting; 24V 45A alternator
Railbus services can be found in states like Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Rajasthan,UP etc
The longest running Superfast train in Indian Railways is Aronai Superfast Express.
About Aronai Superfast Express
Aronai Superfast Express is a superfast express train that runs between two indian cities Thiruvananthapuram Central, Kerela and Silchar, Assam.
The train operates as train number 12507 from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Silchar and as train number 12508 in reverse direction serving 8 indian states i.e. Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerela.
The train travels 3,925 kilometers between Thiruvananthapuram Central and Silchar.
The train is being operated by Northeast Frontier Railway zone of Indian Railways.
12507 Aronai SF Express departs Thiruvananthapuram Central on Tuesday at 04:55 pm and arrives Silchar on Friday at 07:00 pm on the fourth day of commencing of journey. The total travel time is 74 hours 05 minutes.
12508 Aronai SF Express departs Silchar on Thursday at 08:05 pm and arrives Thiruvananthapuram Central on Sunday at 10:40 pm on the fourth day of commencing of journey. The total travel time is 74 hours 35 minutes.
The train runs with ICF coaches in which there are 4 AC III tier coach, 1 AC II tier coach, 11 sleeper coach, 1 pantry car, 2 unreserved coach and 2 SLR coach. The total coaches in this train is 23 coaches.
The train currently holds the unique record of being the longest distance running superfast train in Indian Railways.
Initially, the train ran between Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram Central. On November 21, 2017, the train was extended to Silchar.
The train has rake sharing with 12515/12516 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Silchar SF Express.
Note 1 :- As stated above, the 12507/12508 Aronai SF Express has rake sharing with 12515/12516 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Silchar SF Express. Both the train runs via same route and zones of Indian Railways. The main difference between both the train is travel time.
The approximate travel time of Aronai SF Express is 74 hours whereas the approximate travel time of 12515/12516 SF Express is 76 hours.
So, Aronai SF Express is the longest running superfast train in Indian Railways.
Note 2 :- Before November 21, 2017, the longest running superfast train in India was 22501/22502 New Tinsukia – Bengaluru Weekly SF Express because the train 12507/12508 Aronai SF Express was running between Thiruvananthapuram Central and Guwahati and due to this the total distance travel of New Tinsukia – Bengaluru Weekly SF Express was more than Aronai SF Express.
The train New Tinsukia – Bengaluru Weekly SF Express runs 3,563 kilometers between New Tinsukia and Bengaluru whereas the train Aronai SF Express runs 3,546 kilometers between Thiruvananthapuram Central and Guwahati.
So, New Tinsukia – Bengaluru Weekly SF Express was the longest running superfast train in Indian Railways before November 21, 2017.
Here is a list of the horns that are used in the railways along with their significance:
1. One short Horn
When one short horn is blown, it means that the driver of the train, i.e. the locomotive pilot is going to take the train to the yard for washing and cleaning.
2. Two short horns
A locomotive pilot blows two short horns in order to call for the guard’s signal before starting the train.
3. One long horn
This signifies the departure of the train from the station on receipt of clear signal.
4. One long and one short horn
After blowing of these horns, the guard releases the brakes and ensures that the main line is clear in order to start the train.
5. Two long followed by two short horns
These horns are blown in order to call the guard to come to engine of the train.
6. Two short horns followed by a long horn
This signifies a sudden loss of brake pressure or vacuum, which could be due to an alarm chain being pulled.
7. Three short horns
This means that the train is out of control and the guard is required to assist or apply brakes.
8. Four short horns
This signifies that the train is unable to proceed due to an accident, failure or other such reason.
9. One very long horn
This type of horn has many reasons such as the train is approaching a level crossing or a tunnel area or its running through the station without stopping or recalling the staff protecting the train in the rear.
10. One long horn followed by a short horn, twice
This means that the chain has been pulled and the guard has to apply vacuum brakes.
11. Six short horns
A motorman will blow six short horns if there is a premonition of danger or the train is moving in the wrong direction on a double line.
To conclude, the types of horns blown through a train’s journey are of great significance. They are a signal of things that are going to happen or that have happened and have been used since the early days of railways. So the next time you travel by a train, pay attention to the horns being blown to get a better understanding of things happening around you.
జమ్మూకశ్మీర్లో చీనాబ్ నదిపై నిర్మిస్తున్న ప్రపంచంలోనే అతిఎత్తైన రైల్వే వంతెన పనులు వచ్చే ఏడాదికి పూర్తికానున్నాయి. కశ్మీర్ ను మిగతాదేశంతో కలిపే ఈ వారధిపై 2022 డిసెంబర్లో మొట్టమొదటి రైలు ప్రయాణం చేసే అవకాశాలున్నాయని అధికారులు తెలిపారు. 359 మీటర్ల ఎత్తులో 467 మీటర్ల పొడవైన ఈ వారధి ప్రపంచంలోనే అతి పొడవైన రైల్వే వంతెన. గంటకు 266 కిలోమీటర్ల వేగంతో వీచే గాలులను సైతం తట్టుకునేలా ఈ వంతెనను డిజైన్ చేసినట్లు అధికారులు పేర్కొన్నారు.
కేంద్రం ప్రత్యక్ష పర్యవేక్షణతో ఏడాదిగా పనులు వేగవంతం అయ్యాయన్నారు. ఈ రైల్వే మార్గంలో ఉధంపూర్–కాట్రా(25 కిలోమీటర్లు) సెక్షన్, బనిహాల్– క్వాజిగుండ్ (18 కి.మీ.)సెక్షన్, క్వాజిగుండ్–బారాముల్లా (118 కి.మీ.) సెక్షన్ల పనులు ఇప్పటికే పూర్తయ్యాయని తెలిపారు. ప్రస్తుతం 111 కిలోమీటర్ల పొడవైన కాట్రా–బనిహాల్ సెక్షన్లో పనులు కొనసాగుతున్నాయని అధికారులు చెప్పారు. 2018 వరకు ప్రాజెక్టు అంచనా వ్యయంలో 27 శాతమే ఖర్చు కాగా ఆ తర్వాత 54 శాతం మేర వెచ్చించినట్లు అధికారులు వివరించారు.