Home on the Rails: Train journeys in India

Home on the Rails: Train journeys in India

When traveling around India, the best way to see everything is to travel by train. Every day millions of people catch the train to larger cities for work, or simply board a carriage for the long haul.

When traveling around India, the best way to see everything is to travel by train. Every day millions of people catch the train to larger cities for work, or simply board a carriage for the long haul.

Canadian freelance photographer and storyteller Sara Hylton journeyed from the North of the country to the South to capture train journeys among Indian people.

She says, “Often transporting people over the length of days from one end of the country to the other, the train becomes a temporary home for many migrant workers, families, missionaries, and beggars. In this space there is a sense of timelessness and passengers of different castes, classes, and religions occupy a temporary home together.”

In her A Temporary Home photo series, Hylton gives us a glimpse into the life of train adventurers in a wold where traveling by rail is still the preferred method of transport for millions.

Written by Nazir Dabiri; Photos by Sarah Hylton.

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