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Life on the tracks
Trackside markets and other forms of human activity on railroad tracks
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 733003

Rush hour at the Arbaroba station with two Mallets and three donkeys.

Railroad: Eritrean Railways
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-4-0T Mallet
Location: Arbaroba, Eritrea
Locomotive #: 442-56
Train ID: Steam charter
Photo Date: December 20, 2012


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Apr 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 732870

In Eritrea, a few Russian Ural 375-D trucks that have been built in the Soviet Union in the 60s and 70s have been converted to run on rail wheels. They have been used in the Eritrean railway rec... (more)

Railroad: Eritrean Railways
Locomotive: Ural rail truck
Location: Between Massawa and Asmara, Eritrea
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2012


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Apr 15, 2020

Views: 7,237
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Photo ID: 719153

Just after sunrise an Intercity train heads out of Dhaka as people walk to work.

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: EMD GT18
Location: Dhaka , Bangladesh
Locomotive #: 2606
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 19, 2019


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By: MarkT

Added: Dec 09, 2019

Views: 1,471
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Photo ID: 718705

A few minutes earlier this crossing was the centre of the local market, but with a bit of bell ringing and some shouting most of the melee has moved enough for a 1965 built ALCO product to arrive ... (more)

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: ALCO DL543
Location: Rajbari, Bangladesh
Locomotive #: 6003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 16, 2019


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By: MarkT

Added: Dec 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 718488

Life carries on as normal, whilst the Turag Commuter train approaches Dhaka with a train full of workers behind one of the strangest looking ALCO descendants, a YDM4B.

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: DLW YDM4B
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Locomotive #: 2803
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 19, 2019


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By: MarkT

Added: Dec 02, 2019

Views: 5,736
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Photo ID: 717998

Cows on the track!

North of Junin, a Cerro de Pasco to La Oroya train has some trouble travelling through a pasture area. Helped by the horn of the engine, the Brakeman pushes a herd... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Junin, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 27, 2019

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Photo ID: 712568

The station porters at Shimla relax as they await the next arrival from Kalka. Their work is hard and heavy due to the amount of steep paths with no vehicle access in this very interesting town.

Railroad: Indian Railways
Locomotive: station porters
Location: Shimla, India
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 04, 2011


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Oct 10, 2019

Views: 3,172
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Photo ID: 698604

3841 pauses to pass another train at Al Miaddiyyah, where the tracks are also covered by a fish market...

Railroad: Egyptian Railways (ENR)
Locomotive: EMD G22
Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Locomotive #: 3841
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2019


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By: MarkT

Added: May 29, 2019

Views: 7,058
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Photo ID: 686852

Metre gauge locos 2603 (left) and 2915 pass at Sholashahar Junction with trains to and from Chittagong university.

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: GM
Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Locomotive #: 2603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 27, 2010


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Feb 08, 2019

Views: 2,163
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Photo ID: 686392

Emerging from the morning mist, Alco 6002 on train 732,Barendra Express, 0600 Nilphamari to Rajshahi seen at Natore. The loco was built in Schenectady in 1965.

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: ALCo
Location: Natore, Bangladesh
Locomotive #: 6002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 27, 2009


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Feb 04, 2019

Views: 1,514
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Photo ID: 686308

Local "Bamboo train" before departure

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Draisine
Location: Battambang, Cambodia
Locomotive #: --
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 28, 2019


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By: Fabrice Lanoue

Added: Feb 03, 2019

Views: 5,211
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Photo ID: 685799

Metre gauge, Hyundai/Rotemn loco No 2910 heads away from Chittagong with train 37, The Mymensingh Express, 1510 to Jagannathganj Ghat.

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: Hyundai/Rotem
Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Locomotive #: 2910
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2010


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Jan 30, 2019

Views: 1,485
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Photo ID: 685502

Indian built WDM3 16845 leaves Guwahati with an afternoon train, 12th April 2015. The IRFCA website lists this as a WDM2 but the loco itself states otherwise. I don't know what the R suffix indica... (more)

Railroad: Indian Railways
Locomotive: WDM2
Location: Guwahati, India
Locomotive #: 16845R
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2015


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By: Bob Avery

Added: Jan 27, 2019

Views: 1,455
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Photo ID: 685339

Metre gauge No 2511 shunts carriages at Mymensingh while a lady tends her 2 goats. The loco was built by Hitachi in 1981. Not much ballast around here!

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: Hitachi
Location: Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Locomotive #: 2511
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 28, 2009


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Jan 26, 2019

Views: 2,328
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Photo ID: 684809

Shopping opportunities are available from your carriage window as the train stops at Ishurdi. Grapes, nuts and books are amongst the goodies available.

Railroad: Bangladesh Railways
Locomotive: Catering
Location: Ishurdi, Bangladesh
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 25, 2009


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Jan 21, 2019

Views: 1,916
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Favorited: 8

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