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)
Only 2 broad gauge trains currently reach Kamlapur, the main station in Dhaka. Here ALCO clone 6412 nears Kamlapur with the Silk City Express, 0730 from Rajshahi.
The most crowded train in the world? Every January the Biswa Ijtema event takes place in Tongi, north of Dhaka, attracting around 3 million people! On it`s third and final day the trains taking de... (more)
Metre gauge 2917 approaches Dhaka Kamlapur with the 0730 from Sylhet. sister loco 2915, in pink livery, waits to drop down to the station.
metre gauge 2806, a 1995 build from DLW Varanasi,India and 2224 a 1963 EMD, stand at Dhaka Kamlapur loco shed. Women do their share of heavy work here.
metre gauge 2912, built in 2000 by Hyundai Rotem in South Korea, nears Dhaka on 0715 from Chittagong,The "Mahangar Probhati". Slums line the trackside here. Many of the residents scrape a living b... (more)