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Meherabad - The Railway Crossing

The railway crossing at Meherabad in Maharashtra.

 

The orange shirted gate man seems to be satisfied with his ministrations with the flags to see off the efficient departure of the blue train bound for Pune. No passengers are to be seem waving or looking out as one is so habitual of seeing that genre in countless photos of people traveling in India.

 

Indian Railways is an adventure in itself. Clean and efficient in patches and downright disgusting if you start seeing too much around.

 

Lots of nostalgia gets woven with the railways. The sense of journey, of going out and seeing the world.

Lots of geographical landscapes too as you see the ever changing terrain of the Indian plains. The long pipe lines of water lying on the sides littered with white washed blurbs of " Mil hi to len.. Rishtey hi rishtey" matrimonial advertorials which may have vanished now as the online matrimony sites seem to be the new way of organising marriages in India.

   

Dates

Taken on February 16, 2011 at 3.54pm IST (edit)

Posted to Flickr October 23, 2011 at 11.37PM IST (edit)

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Taken on February 16, 2011