Indian Railway Stations — Jamnagar For Example

Gujarat Trip - Part 3

Continuing my first post on my recent Gujarat trip, this post shows the Jamnagar Railway Station. In the first post, I had shown wildlife photographs taken just before the Jamnagar Railway Station.

The below photograph can serve as the example of how Indian railway stations look like. They're very very basic; sometimes, just the platform and the name of the railway station, which the beginning of the Jamnagar Railway Station looks like. Actually, this photograph is of the extension of the main railway station, but it is serving a very common look of the railway stations of the small towns in India. The small towns in India have this typical yellow-painted stone-made (now-a-days cement made perhaps) station-name-walls put-up on 2 thin pillars standing straight on their large bases. The name-wall mentions the station name in 3 different languages — the local language (Gujarati in case of Jamnagar), Hindi (the national language of India) and English. Do you see something written in red just below the black-letter-names? It mentions in Hindi, how high the place is from the sea level. Jamnagar is just 8.39 meters above the sea level; it's actually a city by the sea. Here's the photo of the railway station…

Jamnagar Railway Station

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14 comments :

  1. That's a very basic train station, I agree. But at least there is train transportation. In the western US, public transportation is limited.
    Interesting that the signs give altitude when the town is near sea level. Here, altitude isn't usually a matter of interest unless it's a mountainous region.

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  2. Hi Janie,

    I agree that public transportation is readily available wherever you go in India, but the quality of the transportation is very low.

    The altitude is given on all the railway stations here, not just the sea side towns :)

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  3. Our mass transit here in the upper midwest U.S. is limited, we need shelter from winter. Interesting to see people walking on the tracks in your photo.

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  4. Though very basic at least it's close enough to walk to town if you live there. Interesting that the altitude is given on all signs - is there a particular reason for this?

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  5. if you didn't say it was a railway station i couln't have guessed it ;) I would like to enlarge the photo but i can't, it doesn't work !

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  6. Hi Dusty Lens,

    It's so special of you. You put yourself so small. You're naming yourself as Dusty Lens, but look at the detail you go into :) You noticed the people on the track even though they're far and small in the photograph :)

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  7. Hi Janice,

    Actually, the railway station is not very close to the heart of the city, but yes, we can say that it's accessible to the nearby colonies by walk :)

    I don't think there's any particular reason behind giving altitude information on the "name-walls". Perhaps, it's just for information.

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  8. Hi Babzy,

    The photograph is not very clear to provide the full sized version of. I'm sorry :(

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  9. You did a good job by showing thi snap :)

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  10. Thanks Deepak (exposemaximum) :)

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  11. I've been twice in India but I've never had the chance to travel by train and, no matter how basic it may be in some areas, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it.

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  12. Hi JM,

    When had you been in India? Which places? I see that you posted some very colorful and nice photographs from India on your blog.

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  13. If I was travelling in a train and feeling uneasy then I could look out of the window and see how high I was fropm that sign. If it had been 2000 meters above sea level then there could have been an external reason to my uneasiness. I have no idea how that actually feels.

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  14. Nice imagination Chrome3D. Even I don't know how it feels above 2000 meters :)

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