A photo which really shows the atmosphere around these festival trains in Bangladesh. Metre gauge 2712 heads a train of Pilgrims returning from the Biswa Ijtema festival at Tongi. Seen at Mohakali... (more)
Taking a shower! A man takes a shower at the loco depot in Mymensingh in 2009. The locos are metre gauge 2511 (1982 built Hitachi), and 2317 (1969 built MLW).
Just after sunrise an Intercity train heads out of Dhaka as people walk to work.
A relatively lightly loaded express approaches Dhaka with only a smattering of roof riders...
A slightly different angle from above at Karwan Bazaar.
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)
Its virtually impossible to get a photo in Bangladesh without people in it! Here 2318 runs round its Balaka Exp to Dhaka at Mymensingh, with a few extra passengers just for the fun...
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.
Not the first photo on railpictures.net from this viewpoint and on seeing a foreigner with a camera approaching, the security of the building pointed me up to the roof with no questions asked!
One of the old 1960s ALCO designs departs Noapara at sunrise with the Khulna to Benapole "commuter" service.
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 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.
Metre gauge, Hyundai/Rotemn loco No 2910 heads away from Chittagong with train 37, The Mymensingh Express, 1510 to Jagannathganj Ghat.
Metre gauge MLW No 2317 shunts wagons at Laksham Junction. The loco was built in Montreal in 1969. The building on the left, which I think is a toilet, looks like it will topple into the water at ... (more)