station is sees much passenger and freight traffic and its
directional position makes it ideal for photography during
the day. Most trains were formed of twenty plus carriages
and the station stop was an opportunity to take on water,
food, parcels and mail traffic. I was also very grateful to
be given a cab ride on an ECS movement to and from the Traincare
Konkan Railway keeps its stations very tidy and free from
litter it appears not to have the same strategy for removing
dead animals from the track as the images show, a week apart.
was also noteworthy to report that on the day of my visit
a gentleman had died on the platform during the early hours
of the morning and the body lay in full view of passengers
until it was reported to the railway police at 0800 hours.
An elderly policeman attended the scene and kept watch over
the body as a pack of hungry dogs was eager to seize it until
the authorities came to an agreement as to who was responsible
for its removal and this lasted beyond the time that I was
at the station. Can you imagine this happening in the
UK ? Whilst the policeman was on duty he questioned my reasons
for being on the platform and once I had offered him an explanation
he asked for his picture to be taken and offered me the opportunity
to phot the body.