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Section Capacity and Throughput

Section Capacity and Throughput

Section capacity:-


Definition: Line capacity is also known as section capacity. Section capacity is defined as the “Number of train which can be run on the section in 24 hours”. This could be expressed in three different ways:

a. Maximum line capacity
b. Practical line capacity
c. Economic line capacity

a. Maximum line capacity: this is represented by the maximum number of trains that can be entered in the master chart so that it is impossible to introduce even a single more train on the section concerned.

WORKING OF CLAMPED WAGON

WORKING OF CLAMPED WAGON
 

1) No empty Oil Tank/BCX/BOX wagon will be permitted to move under any circumstances with a broken spring or broken springs with a clamp and shall be detached at the point of detection or the broken spring will be replaced by a good one.
2) No loaded Oil Tank/BCX &BOX wagons with a broken or clamped broken spring shall be permitted on train from the originating yard nor shall such wagon be permitted through yards specifically nominated for spring changing.
3) Maximum number of broken springs that can be clamped on a loaded Oil Tank/ BOX/BCX wagon will be restricted to one. In case of more than one spring breakage on loaded /Oil Tank/BOX/BCX & Tank wagon the same shall be detached at the point of detection. In case of detection in mid section, the spring shall also be clamped and the train will be permitted to move at cautious speed till the section is cleared.

NOMINATED INTENSIVE EXAMINATION POINTS ON CENTRAL RAILWAY

NOMINATED INTENSIVE EXAMINATION POINTS 

ON 

CENTRAL RAILWAY

Mumbai Division : Kalyan/KYN- Premium Examination Point
Thal/TVSG - Premium Examination Point
Trombay/TMBY- Only Tank Wagon Examination point
Jasai/JSLE – CC Rake Re-validation point
JNPT- CC Rake Re-validation point
Igatpuri/IGP and Lonavala/LNL- are for Brake Power up-gradation points for the trains descending Ghat section
Bhusaval Division : Bhusaval/BSL- CC and Premium Examination Point.
Nagpur Division : Ajni/AQ- Premium Examination Point (CC Examination Point for BLCA + BLCB
rakes)
Amla/AMF- Premium Examination Point and for Brake Power upgrading points for

G D R ( GUARD DRIVER REPORT )

G D R ( GUARD DRIVER REPORT )

A)   G D R CHECK LIST:


1. Rake integrity is not disturbed by more than 10 FWUs or Four 8- Wheeled wagons. Only intensively examined wagons duly certified by train examining staff are attached.
2. All CBCs and air hoses are properly coupled and locked.
3. All the angle cocks are in open condition.
4. The rearmost angle cock of LV is in closed position.
5. Empty load handle is properly placed as per the empty or loaded condition of the wagons.
6. There is no loose fittings/hanging parts like push rod, pull rod, brake beam, safety brackets, brake blocks, CBC operating, handle etc., which may endanger the safe running of train.
7. Hand brake of all the wagons is in released condition i.e., in OFF position.

BRAKE BINDING / FLAT TYRE

BRAKE BINDING/FLAT TYRE

A) Setting of Empty/Load Device in Wagons-

The Empty/Load device in wagons if not set in correct position will cause brake binding and flat tyre.
1. To avoid cases of flat tyre /poor brake power, it should be ensured at the time of loading/unloading that Empty/Load Box lever should be put in correct position by Operating/Commercial staff i.e. On Empty Position - When wagon is empty or slightly loaded. On Loaded Position- When wagon is loaded.

2. This should be super checked by Guard at the time of starting train from originating point, and by TXR at the time of train examination.

FREIGHT OPERATIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM (FOIS)

FREIGHT OPERATIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM (FOIS)

INTRODUCTION

In keeping with global trend, there has been a long outstanding demand of the industry and trade for transparency in sharing of information to give the customers an up-to date business like environment. Railways in this millennium have decided not only to perform the traditional tasks of carrying passengers and goods efficiently, but also to change the mindset of working as a closed system. The great concern to improve on its market share has prompted Railways to have a multi pronged approach to its freight policy. Continuous Cargo Visibility has always been a critical component of the Supply Chain Distribution Management System.

ODC

   ODC

ODC / ISMD: Over Dimensional Consignment / Loads Infringing Standard

Moving Dimensions: SR 4.28 – 1 to 3.

Loads which infringe standard moving dimensions will not be dispatched without the sanction of the COM (Chief Operations Manager), who will, if necessary obtain the sanction of CRS (Commissioner of Railway Safety) through CE (Chief Engineer).
When Guard wagons are attached due to projections beyond the ends of a wagon, Guard must see that they are not separated from the wagons in which the projected load is placed.

LOCO MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE



LOCO MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

(I) & (II) Conventional Locos
Coaching Locos (Railway Board Letter No.92/Elect (TRS)/138/5 Pt. I, dated 18.01.2001
& Railway Board Letter No.9/Elect (TRS)/138/5 Pt.ll, dated 21.12.001)


10-Hour Rule for Train Crew

10-Hour Rule for Train Crew


1. Overall duty of running staff from ‘sign-on’ to ‘sign-off’ should not generally exceed 12 hours.
2. Running duty at a stretch should not ordinarily exceed 10 hours from the departure of the train. Staff shall be entitled to claim relief thereafter.
3. In operational exigencies, running duty may be extended beyond 10 hours within overall limit of 12 hours provided due notice has been given to the staff by SCOR, before the completion of 8 hours duty.
4. If a train doesn’t reach its normal crew changing point / destination within a overall limit of 12 hours, and the crew changing point is approximately 1 hours journey, the staff should be required to work the train up to the crew changing point.

CREW LINKS, LOCO LINKS AND POWER PLAN

CREW LINKS, LOCO LINKS AND POWER PLAN

PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING CREW REQUIREMENT OF A DIVISION


1. Running staff (Loco Pilots) review should be carried out every six months; i.e 1st April and 1st October by the Power Officers i.e. Sr.DME/Sr.DEE of the division. After obtaining associate finance vetting and DRM’s approval these proposals are sent to HQRs for further scrutiny by the JA Grade Officers Evaluation Committee.
2. Review of Loco Pilot (Goods): For calculating the requirement of Loco Pilot (Goods) the total number of working hours logged by Loco Pilot (Goods) is calculated and then the following formula is applied.

WAGON CENSUS ON BROAD GAUGE

WAGON CENSUS ON BROAD GAUGE


There are nearly 2,25,000 wagons exist in the Indian Railways spread over 16 zones duly allotted to various divisions according to their requirements. It becomes very difficult to ascertain the performance of them if we don’t monitor their movements. Monitoring the movement of wagons is done by stations and control offices and through the FOIS net work. These exercises are done on a daily basis and periodically also. Due to adjustments in loading in interchanges of trains, powers, empties and loads the link in constantly maintaining the physical availability of rolling stock becomes inaccurate. Hence an exercise called WAGON CENSUS is conducted every year for coaching and goods stock. It is separately conducted for coaching and goods, separately for BG and MG.

Wagon Pool

Wagon Pool

Wagon pool is an arrangement by which all wagons, except exempted by DWI, shall be made available for loading to any station. Individual railways own wagons in IR and thus wagon pool requires pooling of wagons of all the Zonal Railways. The utilization of wagons involves inter-railway movement and hence utilization of wagon pool is controlled and supervised by the DWI.

POOLED AND NON-POOLED WAGONS:

As various railway companies had evolved their own wagon designs, a wagon of lone railway system might not be considered safe or up to the standard by another railway company. To get over this

Rationalization Order

Rationalization Order


Under section 71 of Indian Railways Act 1989, Railway Board has been empowered to charge freight over route, which may not be the shortest between alighting point and destination. The Rationalization order indicating the route through which the freight is to be charged is issued by traffic transportation branch, Railway Board.

Revised rule 125 of IRCA Goods Tariff Part l(Volume-l) vide Board's letter No. ECR 1125/94/3 dated 6/10/94 through which it has been that directed unless there is specific instruction in writing from the center or his authorized agent to the contrary, goods will be dispatched by the route optionally feasible and freight  charges will be levied by the shortest route. However, charging of freight by shortest route is subject to any instructions issued under rationalities order issued from time to time.

FREIGHT INCENTIVE SCHEMES

FREIGHT INCENTIVE SCHEMES

Following schemes are included in this category:-

1) Incentive scheme for incremental scheme.
2) Long term Special Incentive Scheme.
3) Incentive Scheme for Traditional Empty Flow Direction.
4) Incentive scheme for Freight forwarders
5) Incentive scheme for Freight forwarders in Traditional Empty Flow Directions.
6) Incentive scheme for Two-leg Traffic
7) Incentive scheme for Loading Bagged Consignment in BOXN
8) Incentive scheme for lump sum special Rates and SLA
9) Incentive scheme for Green field projects
10) Incentive scheme for Traffic on MG and NG system
11) Incentive scheme for Private Investment in Wagons

12) Incentive scheme for Underutilized Routes

TRANSPORT PRODUCTS

TRANSPORT PRODUCTS: These are various transportation options differentiated primarily by the volume of traffic and include following services:-

(a) Block Rake:  - It is a train carrying wagons for a single destination. Composition of Block rakes composed of different types of wagons are notified by Railway board will be booked at Train Load rate.

(b) Mini Rake:- This is a short rake with a composition shorter than the specified number of wagons required for a block rake. Mini rake can be loaded at TLR under the following conditions:
1. It will have a minimum composition of 20 wagons.
2. It can be booked to or from any notified full rake or half rake terminal.
3. Free time for loading/unloading will be 5 hours.
4. It can be loaded only up to 400 kms.
5. Permitted only in covered wagons

Development of rail-side warehouses

Development of rail-side warehouses

With a view to provide seamless door to door transportation, IR and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) initiated a pilot project at Whitefield Satellite Goods Terminal at Bangalore.
Under this project, CWC built a state of the art go down with a capacity of 15000 tonnes, along the railway track in a goods yard. It also provides ancillary facilities in the integrated goods shed complex.
A road has also been provided on the other side of the track for unloading of consignment from the wagon directly into the trucks.

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