We decided to take the train to Lucknow and I took some photographs of the New Delhi train station. We arrived at the station a bit earlier, our train wasnt on the platform, so we decided to go get a cuppa tea. Anyway, had some time.
Then a train landed on the platform. Not our train, I am afraid. Its the Purushottam Express which is going to go from New Delhi to Puri in Orissa State. You can see the train signs in Hindi, English and Oriya respectively.
I love this usage of Hindi and English. The words in Hindi are amusing. The first two words are “Upper Capacity” in Hindi. So far so good. But the last 2 words are Hindi literal phonetic translations of Parcel Van. Heh.
The old dot matrix printed reservation sheet. When I was a teenager, this list used to be a goldmine of information for guys wanting to pick up girls, as you would be able to find out what’s the name of the girls, what are their ages and which seat/berth they were occupying. Many a fine conversation and hanky panky started with this list. :)
Ok, I have to board now, so have to close this essay off now. Here is the slideshow with more photographs.