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Jun 28, 2017

Nepal rebuilds its passenger railway

Nepal rebuilds its passenger railway

After years of neglect the revamp of Nepal's railway presents clear signs of renewal and the improvements to come. They've got a long way to go though.

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Indian labourers work to build a new railway station in front of the old station in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Indian labourers sit near their temporary shelter after working on the construction of a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A locomotive builder's plate is pictured on the engine of an abandoned train at the workshop of Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd., in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows locomotive builder's plates from the engines of abandoned trains inside the workshop of Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd., in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An Indian labourer is silhouetted as he works to build a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A levelled track connecting Jainagar in India to Janakpur in Nepal, where a new broad gauge railway line will be laid, is pictured in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Plants grow along the abandoned coach of a train at the workshop of Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd., in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Indian labourers wash themselves after working on the construction of a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An Indian labourer works on the drainage line at the newly constructed Jainagar railway station in Jainagar, India, June 5, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Indian labourers work on part of a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A woman stands in front of the new staff quarters built for the railway employees at Jainagar railway station in Jainagar, India, June 5, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People walk along the bridge at the newly constructed Jainagar railway station in Jainagar, India, June 5, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Tula Bahadur Dangi, 49, acting general manager of Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd., sits inside his quarters, in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Files are pictured inside the old Janakpur railway station in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. The station closed after the train stopped running in 2014. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An Indian labourer works on part of a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Indian labourers work on the construction of a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Rucksacks hang on the wall of the ticket office at Janakpur railway station, in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. The ticket office closed after the train stopped running in 2014. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Sita Sharan Yadav, 54, a cashier for Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd., does paper work in his room in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Children play inside an abandoned railway coach of the Nepal Railway Corporation Ltd., in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A narrow gauge line where trains used to run is pictured in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Train driver Rafid Kabadi, 49, poses for a photograph with his grandson in front of an abandoned train that he used to drive in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar SEARCH "CHITRAKAR RAILWAY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Machines used to repair trains are pictured at the deserted workshop of Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd., in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Plants grow on the abandoned train at the workshop of Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd., in Janakpur, Nepal, June 4, 2017. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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