Train-spotting at Haridwar Railway Station

A couple of days ago, I was in Haridwar-Rishikesh, on the banks of the Holy Ganges. As most of you would already know that pilgrims come to Haridwar to take a ‘dip’ in the river to wash off their sins and thus, the little town is usually busy. Rishikesh, on the other hand, is known for its temples along the Ganga, as well as…river rafting! I was there for neither!

On my way back, I had a couple of hours to kill at the Haridwar Railway Station and thus decided to train-spot. On the Delhi Dehradun railway line, Haridwar is a major junction and thus remains busy throughout the day. It is catered by the Shatabdi Express, as well as trains like Dehradun Express, Hemkunt Express, LTT Express as well as many passenger trains between Roorkee and Rishikesh. I wandered and took pictures of these trains as they came and went, and at the same time absorbed the various activities of the travelers.

Mind it…it is a crowded station and most of the passengers travel without a ticket, so make sure your belongings are safe and that you have a reservation.

An old Coolie awaits a passenger

What? How come my train is not listed in that!

No Monkey business, please!

Running Late! Sorry for the inconvenience

A lones wanderer at Haridwar Station

The Wait!

The weight is ‘over’!

Arrival of Hemkunt Express-1

Arrival of Hemkunt Express-2

Full House!

Let the journey begin…zzz!

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4 thoughts on “Train-spotting at Haridwar Railway Station

  1. Nice pics…like the guy sitting with all that luggage!

  2. Veronica Pendergast on said:

    Brings back memories!!

    • Thanks for stopping by. Yes, photographs can bring back memories especially if it was an experience of a lifetime. And maybe thats a reason why you’ll see me travel so much to Rajasthan.

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