Carriage layout diagrams, PLEASE give feedback.

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#46 May 9th, 2009, 13:27
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Thanks for the feedback.

It would be nice to get the view of someone who hasn't travelled on India trains, as they have no idea where anything would be in the carriages, and therefore they would need to refer to the description diagram.
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Another problem.....

'Thread title' for article?

I just can't think of an appropriate title, it needs to be shortish.

Basically, the article will have (for every class).....

A carriage layout diagram
Photos
Measurements
Brief description of class
Brief explanation of differences to similar classes (including opinion, and value for money)

Also

Some train formation diagrams to show how many/few carriages per class.

And maybe a little about finding a carriage on a platform.


Any suggestions for things to be added will be considered.


Any idea of a title for this article?
#47 May 9th, 2009, 13:38
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Hm. Something like "[Indian] Train Classes: Layout [or: Diagrams] & Pictures [/Photos]"?
#48 May 9th, 2009, 15:57
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Indian Railways: Carriage Plans for Each Class

Indian Railways: Carriage Layout for Each Class

Indian Railways: Photos and Plans for Each Class

Indian Trains: Each Class in detail
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Knowing the Indian Train

Knowing the Indian Train - diagrams & photos
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btw You'd originally indicated more clearly what those wash basins are I think, and that they're both inside and outside of the loos. Someone then suggested that would be clear enough in itself, but I think for someone looking at it for the first time it would actually be handy to re-introduce this. I didn't find it very intrusive.

Ah, come to think of it, those electrical sockets get fairly regularly asked about, so maybe indicate where those are -- if you know where in each cabin at all (I don't). Or if not, perhaps just indicate they'll be somewhere to be found alright
#51 May 12th, 2009, 07:37
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nb If you do an all-about-classes thread anyway, how's about giving a brief explanation along the lines that Unreserved is pretty much what it says; theoretically with bays of 6 + 2, but in practice filling up to and over the brim (or not) just as the case may be; Sleeper is the same, but normally with padded seats & a guaranteed seat & bunk, save for the odd person hitching a ride by day; 3A is the same again, but with A/C and some bedding provided I take it; 2A is like that, but with 4 + 2 to a compartment; and finally 1A has however many it actually has, I'm not sure, either four or two I think? (and improved food as you move up along those classes I believe). Well, and then the various seating classes should be fitted inbetween there I guess.

I'm often tempted to provide something like this to help people get some idea of what to expect between the different classes; but I'm not sure enough of the details, and anyway it would fit into a standard thread like the one you're working on (and that could then be forever referred to) much better.
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Superb effort. I've transferred the layouts into Word along with the headings. Printed it out ready for my trip in December/Jan
#53 Feb 28th, 2011, 09:39
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I have booked AC 2 Tier and will be travelling by train in India for the 1st time in 2 weeks time. Would like to know the following :
1. At what time must we convert the seat into berth and vice versa? Is it compulsory to follow the time?
2. Are pillows and blankets provided?
3. How cold is the AC?
4. I notice from the very helpful diagram that Coach 1A is almost at the back. Is this true for all trains?

Thanks in advance.
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1. Generally between 9pm and 6am. Mostly worked out earlier or later with your co-passengers.
2. Yes
3. The temp is generally set between 18-21. Feels cold to me and a lot of other travellers.
4. See this thread for an explanation: Arrangement of coaches and compartments
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Thank you very much for the helpful reply. Just 1 more question : I will be bringing along 2 quite large trolley bags. Is there a place to store the bags?
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Storage is under the seat. Very large may not fit comfortably under the seat. The height is i think 30cm under the seat, any higher and your bags won't fit.
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Neat & well labeled.

Welldone Steve, great Job
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thanks a lot
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can any one send the carriage layout diagrams for chair car like shivalik exp which is most probably 2X1
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Lightbulb change in diagram..

I think the 2-AC class have changed seat diagram.. They have till 48 seats now i suppose..
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