Indian Railways: A Photo Gallery

I’ve always enjoyed the romance of Indian trail travel. The overrated-yet-wonderful little cups of tea. The shadows of sunlit coaches in the day-time. The country moving and evolving past me outside the barred windows. The conversations. The human restlessness at the platform. The human restfulness, on the same platforms. The colourful bookstores. The neon nights.

Over the past decade, I’ve taken hundreds of pictures of random things on my way from here to there around the country: at platforms, on trains, outside the stations, outside my moving windows, in the dark corners, across crowded compartments. I’m not a professional photographer, or someone who even understands many basics of strong photography. I just know when something interesting catches the frame of my eyes, and I know I must capture it forever. These photos were taken either by my old Nikon automatic digital camera or the camera on my iPhone.

Here is a selection of some of those pics - a gallery that I’ll keep evolving as time passes, because Railway travel in India for me will keep evolving and chugging forward, too.

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