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Bandel Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
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::2013/10/21::
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Rasulpur Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
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Howrah- Burdwan Main Line meets the Howrah-Burdwan Chord Line.3gp
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Debipur Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Debipur Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
::2013/10/19::
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Talandu Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
Talandu Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
::2013/10/21::
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Pundooah Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Pundooah Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
::2013/10/21::
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Nimo Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Nimo Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
::2013/10/19::
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Adi Saptagram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Adi Saptagram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
::2013/10/21::
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Memari Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
Memari Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line of Eastern Railway Video
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Magra Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Magra Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
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Boichi Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
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Simlagarh Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
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Bagila Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
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Boichi Gram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
Boichi Gram Railway Station of Howrah Burdwan Main Line Video
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Main Line Burdwan- Howrah Local doing great speed.3gp
Main Line Burdwan- Howrah Local doing great speed.3gp
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WDM-3A Speedy Action: Crossing Bally & Diverting to Howrah - Burdwan Chord Section of ER
WDM-3A Speedy Action: Crossing Bally & Diverting to Howrah - Burdwan Chord Section of ER
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OVERTAKING HOWRAH SIURI EXPRESS & SKIPPING SHAKTIGARH AT FULL SPEED
OVERTAKING HOWRAH SIURI EXPRESS & SKIPPING SHAKTIGARH AT FULL SPEED
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First HD Video In Youtube : MLDT Deemer led Howrah Katihar Weekly Express On Its Inagural Run
First HD Video In Youtube : MLDT Deemer led Howrah Katihar Weekly Express On Its Inagural Run
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Thrilling Parallel Action : Bardhaman Bound Fast EMU Racing With Chandanpur Bound EMU!!
Thrilling Parallel Action : Bardhaman Bound Fast EMU Racing With Chandanpur Bound EMU!!
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Honking HWH WAP-4 "Sahayatri" Cruising Through Konnagar With Howrah Kathgodam Bagh Express
Honking HWH WAP-4 "Sahayatri" Cruising Through Konnagar With Howrah Kathgodam Bagh Express
::2013/08/26::
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Furious GD WDM-3B led Howrah Malda Intercity Express Via Rampurhat Rips Through Rishra
Furious GD WDM-3B led Howrah Malda Intercity Express Via Rampurhat Rips Through Rishra
::2013/08/23::
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Paddy Cultivation of Burdwan District Video
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Skipping Shaktigarh and meeting HB Main Lines: Howrah New Delhi Duronto on-board
Skipping Shaktigarh and meeting HB Main Lines: Howrah New Delhi Duronto on-board
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Rampurhat Howrah Vishwabharati Fast Passenger meets Howrah Siuri Hool Express
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Arriving at Bandel Junction on Main line: Black Diamond Express on-board
Arriving at Bandel Junction on Main line: Black Diamond Express on-board
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Speeding Throrugh Mankundu And Bruttaly Thrashing Bally-Bandel EMU : Onboard HWH-BWN Fast EMU
Speeding Throrugh Mankundu And Bruttaly Thrashing Bally-Bandel EMU : Onboard HWH-BWN Fast EMU
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MAYURAKHI SPEEDS AWAY WITH TWIN DEEMER THROUGH KONNAGAR TOWARDS HOWRAH
MAYURAKHI SPEEDS AWAY WITH TWIN DEEMER THROUGH KONNAGAR TOWARDS HOWRAH
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MAYURAKSHI FAST PASSENGER STARTING ITS JOURNEY FROM HOWRAH
MAYURAKSHI FAST PASSENGER STARTING ITS JOURNEY FROM HOWRAH
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Blasting Through Konnagar And Bruttaly Overtake a Bandel Bound EMU : Onboard HWH-BWN Fast EMU
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2345 Howrah Guwahati Saraighat Express Hits Top Speed At Saktigarh
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Night Action at Its Best : Furious MGS WAP-4 With Doon Express Thunders Through Konnagar
Night Action at Its Best : Furious MGS WAP-4 With Doon Express Thunders Through Konnagar
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Charecteristic Alco Chugging and Honking as WDM3A Powered Shantiniketan Express Accelerates
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Sparking HWH WAP-7 With Devastating Black Diamond Superfast Express Tears Past Konnagar
Sparking HWH WAP-7 With Devastating Black Diamond Superfast Express Tears Past Konnagar
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Offlink With Supercrawler!! Brand New ET WAP-4 led Janata Express Blasts Through Konnagar
Offlink With Supercrawler!! Brand New ET WAP-4 led Janata Express Blasts Through Konnagar
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Beautiful MLDT WDM-2B Hauling Digha New Jalpaiguri Paharia Express Cruises Through Konnagar
Beautiful MLDT WDM-2B Hauling Digha New Jalpaiguri Paharia Express Cruises Through Konnagar
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Departing Howrah Jn. (pt. 4/4): Bidding goodbye to Main line, and entering Chord
Departing Howrah Jn. (pt. 4/4): Bidding goodbye to Main line, and entering Chord
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2988 Ajmer Shariff - Sealdah Express takes the chord line towards Howrah
2988 Ajmer Shariff - Sealdah Express takes the chord line towards Howrah
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Departing from Bandel Junction on HB Main line: Black Diamond Express on-board
Departing from Bandel Junction on HB Main line: Black Diamond Express on-board
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VARANASI - SEALDAH UPPER INDIA THROUGH THE REVERSE LINE ON HB CHORD
VARANASI - SEALDAH UPPER INDIA THROUGH THE REVERSE LINE ON HB CHORD
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Departing from Burdwan Junction and accelerating with WAP-7 Black Diamond Express
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Wonders on Eastern Railways: Kanchanjungha Express Crosses Two Trains Within 30 Seconds
Wonders on Eastern Railways: Kanchanjungha Express Crosses Two Trains Within 30 Seconds
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Stunning Entry of Janshatabdi into High Speed Howrah-Barddhaman Chord!!!
Stunning Entry of Janshatabdi into High Speed Howrah-Barddhaman Chord!!!
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Indian Railways: On an Alco Mission-part-2 : Hool Express departing Bandel...
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Green Agricultural Land of West Bengal Video
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TKD Deemer headed Howrah Bhopal Express rushes through HB Chord
TKD Deemer headed Howrah Bhopal Express rushes through HB Chord
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Duronto Rips Howrah-Bardhaman Chord.. A doorplating experience!
Duronto Rips Howrah-Bardhaman Chord.. A doorplating experience!
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Howrah Ranchi Intercity Expess (via Dhanbad Junction) runs smoothly behind WAM- 4
Howrah Ranchi Intercity Expess (via Dhanbad Junction) runs smoothly behind WAM- 4
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Early morning departure from Howrah Junction, aka India
Early morning departure from Howrah Junction, aka India's biggest station, with WAP-7 Black Diamond
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A fight to the finish, a race to remember !
A fight to the finish, a race to remember !
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110kmph entry!!!!! Delhi bound 12303 HWH-NDLS Poorva Express enters HB Chord
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Howrah–Bardhaman main line
Overview
System Commuter rail
Status Operational
Locale West Bengal
Termini Howrah
Bardhaman
Stations 31
Operation
Opening 1854
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) Eastern Railway
Technical
Line length 108 km (67 mi)
No. of tracks 4
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Electrification 1958 with 25 kV AC
Operating speed up to 130 km/ h


The Howrah–Bardhaman main line is a broad-gauge railway line connecting Howrah and Bardhaman. The 108 kilometres (67 mi) railway line operates in Howrah, Hooghly and Bardhaman districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is part of the Howrah–Delhi main line and the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

History[edit]

The East Indian Railway Company which was formed on 1 June 1845, planned to construct a line from Howrah to Delhi. After surveys, construction began in 1851.[1]

Howrah station was a tin shed and to reach it from Kolkata one had to cross the Hooghly in a ferry. On 15 August 1854, the first passenger train in the eastern section was operated up to Hooghly, 39 kilometres (24 mi) away. On 1 February 1855 the first train ran from Howrah to Raniganj, 195 kilometres (121 mi) from Howrah.[1]

Access to Howrah Station[edit]

A pontoon bridge was built across the Hooghly River in 1874 to provide easy access to Howrah Station, and in 1943 the cantilever Howrah Bridge, later renamed Rabindra Setu, was built.[2]

First train of the East Indian Railway, 1854
A Howrah bound EMU train leaving Bandel Jn.

Other routes[edit]

The Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar Branch Line was constructed in 1885, and the Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman, was constructed in 1917.[3] (See route diagram for Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar Line with this page also).

With the construction of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887 across the Hooghly, railway lines on the eastern side of the Hooghly were linked to the Main line at Bandel. In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum with Dankuni.[1]

In 1913, the Hooghly–Katwa Railway constructed a line from Bandel to Katwa, and the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa Railway constructed the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Loop Line.[1] (See route diagram for the Bandel-Katwa Line with this page).

The railway track was extended to Belur Math in 2003.[4]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification of the Howrah–Bardhaman main line was initiated up to Bandel in 1957, with the 3000 v DC system, and the entire Howrah–Bardhaman route completed with AC system, along with conversion of earlier DC portions to 25 kV AC, in 1958.[1]

Tracks[edit]

There are 5 tracks between Howrah and Belur. There are 3 tracks between Belur and Bandel, 2 tracks between Bandel and Saktigarh, and 4 tracks between Shaktigarh and Khana.[5]

Loco and car sheds[edit]

Howrah has a diesel and an electric loco shed. The diesel loco shed houses WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDS-6 locos. The electric loco shed houses WAP-4 loco. Commissioned in 2001, it is one of the largest WAP-4 sheds in Indian Railways. It has facilities for stabling 70+ loos. There is a diesel loco shed at Bamangachi with WDM-2, WDS-4 and WDS-6. Bardhaman has a diesel loco shed with WDG-3A, WDM-6, WDM-2 and WDM-3A locos. There is a diesel loco shed at Liliuah and a EMU car shed at Howrah. Liluah Carriage & Wagon Workshop maintains coaches and freight wagons.[6]

Tikiapara Coaching Depot maintains 22 primary base trains and 6 round trip trains. Total coach holding capacity is 744 coaches. It handles prestigious trains like Rajdhani Express and Duronto Exptress. The Coaching Depot is under Howrah Division, Eastern Railway. Bardhaman Coaching & Wagon Depot can maintain four passenger trains, including one DEMU rake. It has a capacity of holding 71 coaches.[7]

Speed limits[edit]

The Howrah–Bardhaman main line is classified as ‘B’ class line where trains can run up to 130 km per hour .[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e R. P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History Time line". Irse.bravehost.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bridge Highlights". Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  4. ^ "New rail link to Belur Math from August 16". The Times of India, 13 August 2003. 2003-08-13. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  5. ^ "Howrah Division Operating Department". Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Carriage and Wagon / Howrah Division". Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Permanent Way". Track Classifications. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
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