India Train Ride (High Speed Movie) Indian Railways

Published on Monday, March 26th, 2012 Uploaded by: shawkinsg7

This video showcases both normal and high speed footage from my train rides in India using Indian railways. I used my Casio EX-FC100 high speed digital point and shoot camera to capture both slow motion and high definition footage. The train rides included The following destinations: Old Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Amritsar, Agra, Varanasi, Kolkata. This video highlights the beauty, diversity, poverty and bustling hive of activity that one can see outside of their train window. One will notice monkeys jumping out of trees, darting across tracks and running through farm fields. One will also see cows grazing in the fields, in garbage cans and nearby the tracks. Some of the scenery is particularly stunning with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The India railway stations are buzzing with activity as Indian tea men (Chai wallas) sell items, passengers hop on and off board the trains and vendors sell meals. At times we passed through colourful slums, where life existed on the train tracks along with hectic train stations filled with passengers. One can notice action on board with passengers looking out the window, playing games and viewing the scenery from the exit doors. All of this footage captured in slow motion (high speed) was not registered with my naked eye. In other words, I noticed things from this video that I couldn't see while taking the train ride. It was quite fascinating what was revealed. Overall, it was an amazing experience and something I would love to do again. I recommend taking the trains in India to anyone wanting an authentic experience of domestic travel. : Indian Railways (Hindi: भारतीय रेल Bhāratīya Rail), abbreviated as IR (Hindi: भा.रे.), is a departmental undertaking of Government of India, which owns and operates most of India's rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. Indian Railways has 114,500 kilometres (71,147 mi).[3] of total track over a route of 65,000 kilometres (40,389 mi)[3] and 7,500 stations. It has the world's fourth largest railway network after those of the United States, Russia and China.[4] The railways carry over 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tons of freight daily.[3] [5] It is the world's second largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with more than 1.36 million employees[3] As for rolling stock, IR owns over 240,000 (freight) wagons, 60,000 coaches and 9,000 locomotives.[3] Railways were first introduced to India in 1853. By 1947, the year of India's independence, there were forty-two rail systems. In 1951 the systems were nationalised as one unit, the Indian Railways, becoming one of the largest networks in the world. IR operates both long distance and suburban rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities. Indian Railways is a department owned and controlled by the Government of India, via the Ministry of Railways. As of May 2011, the Railway Ministry is headed by Dinesh Trivedi, the Union Minister for Railways, and assisted by two ministers of State for Railways. Indian Railways is administered by the Railway Board, which has a chairman, five members and a financial commissioner. With approximately 1.36 million employees, Indian Railways is the world's second largest employer. Indian Railways transports 30 million passengers daily[22] across twenty-eight states and two union territories. Sikkim and Meghalaya are the only states not connected by rail.[3] A standard passenger train consists of eighteen coaches, but popular trains can have 26 coaches or even more. Coaches are designed to accommodate anywhere from 18 to 108 passengers, but during the holiday seasons and/or on busy routes, many more passengers may travel in unreserved coaches. Most regular trains have coaches connected through vestibules. However, 'unreserved coaches' are not connected with the rest of the train via any vestibule. ( Proudly presented by , , & This video features the songs: 'Alexander_Blu-Concert', 'Alexander_Blu-Victory', 'Axis_Mundi_Actum-CONFUGIUM_CORVORUM', 'Carlos_&_Miguel-Nostalgia', 'Craig_Johnson-something', 'FrenchLAB_(MEA)-Kalinka's_Forest', 'Mr_Oziro-RUNNING_BOY' & 'Opusvertigo-turkish_bath' available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Commercial license.

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