What`s it like inside the carriage? A well loaded train of devotees, en route to the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi, passes Karwan Bazar, in Dhaka.
Metre gauge Henschel No 2714 heads a well loaded train towards Dhaka Kamalapur at Karwan Bazar in 2010.
A busy scene at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. A train for the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi has just cleared the road crossing, so life returns to the street. Note the small trolley following the train.
Emerging from the morning mist at Karwan Bazar was my first sight of a Biswa Ijtema train. An amazing scene as the whole train seemed to be alive! The noise of the excited passengers grew as the t... (more)
Metre gauge DLW No 2801 crosses the Pantha Path Road in Dhaka with a train of pilgrims heading to the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi.
That ain`t no way to treat a loco! Metre gauge DLW 2801 is well loaded with pilgrims heading for the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi. Seen at Karwan Bazar, Dhaka.
A metre gauge Henschel/GM loco passes very close to slum dwellings at Karwan bazar in Dhaka. It is heading the Bhramanputra Express, the 0600 Bahadurabad to Dhaka.
2514 has stopped at a signal at Karwan bazar, with a train of pilgrims from Dhaka to the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi. The train had been stood for around 20 minutes when I took the photo, but r... (more)
Another load of devotees head for the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi, on a well loaded metre gauge train from Dhaka Kamlapur. And I think someone is photographing me!
2714 heads a train toward Dhaka Kamlapur at Karwan Bazar. This train is surprisingly full as it is heading in the opposite direction to the millions going to the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi!
Metre gauge MLW 2306 on the Vaoal Express, 0020 Bahadurabad to Dhaka, passes slums lying very close to both sides of the tracks at Karwan Bazar, Dhaka.
2514 is stopped at a signal at Karwan Bazar with a train of devotees on their way to the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi. There is a fantastic,carnival-like atmosphere about these trains, with much... (more)