Just after sunrise an Intercity train heads out of Dhaka as people walk to work.
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)
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.
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.
3841 pauses to pass another train at Al Miaddiyyah, where the tracks are also covered by a fish market...
Metre gauge locos 2603 (left) and 2915 pass at Sholashahar Junction with trains to and from Chittagong university.
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.
Local "Bamboo train" before departure
Metre gauge, Hyundai/Rotemn loco No 2910 heads away from Chittagong with train 37, The Mymensingh Express, 1510 to Jagannathganj Ghat.
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)
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!
Shopping opportunities are available from your carriage window as the train stops at Ishurdi. Grapes, nuts and books are amongst the goodies available.
Last functional 750mm narrow gauge locomotive of Borzava Railroad (part of Ukrainian Railway, Lviv region) on sunday market in Vynohradiv. Market is directly on rails.
The train goes shopping for some tasty fruits