The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

Canadian documentary photographer Sarah Hilton (Sara Hylton) to create your photo project "Temporary home" (Temporary home) spent several months travelling around India on trains. Temporary home — what trains regularly become for hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers, families, missionaries and beggars, who Sarah met during their journey.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

The boy looks out the window, traveling with my family, Kerala (South India). "What struck me most in Indian trains — is their scale and comprehensiveness. They have for Indian culture and for Indian people much more serious than I thought before," said Sarah.

Along with the scenery changing outside the window of an Indian train, change and snacks sold on the platform: if in the state of Assam, the hillsides which are dotted with plantations of the same tea you have to buy sweet yogurt Dahi mitha, on the coast of the Arabian sea, station traders are urged to sell to you idli — rice cake cooked in steam.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

View of the train station in the city of Dibrugarh, one of the largest stations in the state of Assam in North-East India.

The first passenger train in India departed in 1853, and since then the country has formed one of the largest railway networks in the world.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

A mother and child rest on the third day of their journey.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

View from the train near the city of Bhubaneswar, capital of Orissa. Despite the fact that this state ranks second in India in terms of poverty, this year his government has received from the Federal budget to 30% more money than in previous years. Funds will be used to increase rail transport in 2016-2017

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

Passengers in the waiting room at the station Shoranur junction, the junction in Kerala, where converge the railway lines to the North, West, East and South of the country.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

The dealer offers textile products to the passengers of the train "Vivek Express", the next longest in India passenger route. The train covers 4273 km in 80 hours and 15 minutes.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

Passenger shaves before the arrival of the train at the final station in Kerala. Many passengers spend on the train for a few days, not being able to take a shower.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

Working in a rural area of Punjab.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

Workers load goods train at the station, Guwahati, Assam.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

Ravi sells bottled water and street food at the station, Kota junction in Rajasthan. Suggestions of street vendors vary from state to state, and especially they differ in the States of North and South parts of India.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

A man looks out the window of his train. Unlike many other Indians, his family has the opportunity to travel by train in comfortable conditions: in this car even has air conditioning.

The Apple had no place in a barrel of herring to fall: the hectic life of the Indian trains

The view from the train window on the Arabian sea, Goa.

Keywords: The riches | Dirt | Railway | Passengers | Train | Variety | Crowd | Transport | South

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