Toy Train Conductor

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Jonathan Simpson

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway –awarded with UNESCO world heritage status– is home to the infamous "Toy Train". The railway is mainly served by modern diesel engines, however the traditional steam locomotive shown here is primarily used by tourists. At the Batasia Loop the train stops to show passengers the view. I waited patiently until all tourists had finished posing for snapshots in order to preserve the indisputable evidence of having been there. Just after they had all climbed aboard and moments before the conductor lost his patience, I made this photograph.

Location: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India


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