Monday, April 14, 2014

Old is GOLD

109-year-old steam engine restored for private charter in north India
Shekhar Niyogi, Kolkata, April 14, 2014
A CENTURY-OLD steam engine was repaired and reinstated to tug three chartered coaches end-March along a 22km UNESCO World Heritage-listed train track in north India.

Goods Train derailed at Ukashi

Goods Train Derails at Ukashi, Konkan Route Affected
Panaji. 14,Apr.2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

British railways

Network Rail fails to meet punctuality targets and faces a record £70m fine

The rail operator's services arrive on time, or within five minutes, just 89.9% of the time – well short of its 92.5% target

China train derailment

15 injured in northeast China train derailment


Justice R M Lodha to be next CJI

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Increasing Train speed

Need for speed: WR to pull out ‘tortoise trains’

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kuwait helps japan railway

Kuwait helps Japan's tsunami-hit railway full return
06/04/2014   |   02:57 PM|Kuwait News

Privatization of Railways

Montek for Rlys as a public sector firm Lalit Mohan
Tribune News Service
Shahpur (Dharamsala), April 4

SPAD Cases

WR tops Spad incidents this year

The Western Railway (WR) has seen 12 incidents of Signal Passsing At Danger (Spad) in 2013-14, which is higher than the 12 other zones of the Indian Railways in the same period.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Advice from CRB- The Hindu report

Refreshing advice from CRB

. Dinesh Varma

Monday, March 31, 2014

Curtain removing from 3rd AC Coaches

Railways takes down curtains from third AC coaches

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014,

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Why Japan trains are painted Blue

Why many Japanese bullet trains are about to go blue

WR launches Dynamic pricing

Western Railway launches train with dynamic pricing

AHMEDABAD: Western Railway has decided to introduce premium fare with dynamic pricing on Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Jaipur routes. In the dynamic pricing train, the fare will depend on the demand intensity, no waitlisted tickets shall be issued and there will be no refund. Adult fare shall be charged for all passengers irrespective of their age. No concession shall be applicable to this train. Adult fare shall be charged for all passengers irrespective of their age.

India -China to Colloborate on High speed rail

India-China to collaborate on building semi-high speed rail

INDIA and China would look at collaborations in semi-high speed rail and building world-class railway stations. This was decided at the strategic and economic dialogue between the two countries earlier this month when an Indian delegation, headed by Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, had visited Beijing.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Memorandum Submitted to CME/DME EMD Shed

The Chief Mechanical Engineer,
South Western  Railway, Hubli.
Respected Sir,
This organization of loco running staff of Hubli division would like to bring a matter of grave concern for your kind attention and seeks your  urgent intervention which affect  our life as well as  safety of the trains.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Memorandum for 27.03.14

The Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Government of India, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
Through General Manager, South Western Railway, Hubli

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Central Railway plans DC/AC switch

Central Railway plans DC/AC switch in May

MUMBAI: Central Railway plans to switch from 1,500 V direct current (DC) to 25 KV alternating current (AC) on the entire suburban railway stretch between Thane and CST by May, offering faster and more efficient services. The deadline was set after railway board member Kul Bhusan took stock of the conversion project last week.

Western Railway Motormen in protest

Western Railway motormen stage protest, want assistants

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 8:45am IST | Agency: DNA

Monday, March 24, 2014

Safe travel

HOW SAFE ARE INDIAN TRAINS? Mumbai based fashion designer shares her ordeal on social media

GM Eastern Railway

Shri R. K. Gupta has taken over as General Manager, Eastern Railway o­n 20thMarch 2014.
          Born in January 1956, Shri Gupta graduated in Civil Engineering from erstwhile University of Roorkee (now IIT, Roorkee) and holds Masters Diploma in Public Administration.He is a Fellow from Institution of Engineers (India), Institute of Engineering & Technology (UK), Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India) and Member of AIMA.


NIT Case : Today, 24.03.14 Hearing was there at Mumbai. From AILRSA along with Adv TC Govinda Swamy, Com. MN Prasad, Com Badgujar, Com Geomy George etc attended.
AILRSA demanded for a stay to Empowered Committee. Railway clarified that after the announcement of 7th CPC , Empowered Committee kept in abeyance, hence demand of stay is avoided. Railway advocate submitted a few points before NIT. We will submit our counter on next date of argument on 05.05.2014 Monday.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Railfracture caused accident

Rail fracture might have caused accident, suspect CR motormen

Mumbai :  The motormen of the Central Railway are of the view that a rail fracture might have caused the derailment of the 12-car CST-bound local between Titwala and the Ambivali on Thursday. The motormen were also critical of the Railways for the shoddy maintenance with regard to tracks, as they feel it is the result of outsourcing of such works.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shortage of TTE in SWR

Shortage of TTEs in South Western Railway

Anil Kumar Sastry

This has led to many coaches being left unsupervised

Friday, March 21, 2014

Indian Railway Pharmacist Association

IRPA wants Railways implement CAT Orders

Chennai:  Even as the Indian Railway Pharmacists Association (IRPA) has won a case and got an order from the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Bangalore directing the Railway Board to maintain uniformity in assigning duties to pharmacists in the railway hospital pharmacies, the authorities have not yet implemented the order of the Tribunal, alleged Y Govardhan, President, IRPA (South Zone).  The Tribunal issued the order in August 2013.