Railwaywala Blog

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What is Grade Indicator

Ground level signs on a concrete slab base, with a number and an upward or downward pointing arrow, indicating a grade. A number ‘500’, for instance, indicates a grade of 1 in 500. Black...

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How many rakes does a train require?-

If there are no complications because of 3-way rake-sharing and so on, it is easy to figure out the number of rakes that are needed for any particular train service. Assuming 1-2 hours a...

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news item

As per the hindu of today Railway Minister has told press persons in Bellary that all railway projects of previous govt will be completedd

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Naming of SMET-SBC EXP

Kannada Prabha and Deccan Herald from Shimoga reports today about submitting a representation to the MOR to name the proposed bi-weekly exp between SBC-SMET as TUNGA EXP

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what is catch siding In Indian Railway

In ghat sections it is so required that sometimes the train has to go downslope…and in such a case you can understand the efficiency required for stopping a train in terms of brake.The braking...

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Break Journey Rules

1. This facility is not available to passengers traveling by Rajdhani/Shatbadi/Jan shatbadi express trains. 2. This facility is not permitted short of the station up to which reservation has been done. 3. Inentation to...

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wedges used In Indian Railway

These are called as wedges. They are put on either side of a wheel (between wheel and rail) of a parked vehicle, a locomotive in this case. It’s purpose is to secure the vehicle...

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VCD means Vigilance Control Device

LAX-VCD-D is micro controller based equipment designed and manufactured to enhance the safety of the locomotive operation by ensuring the alertness of the crew all the time. The system is multi-resetting type and operates...