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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Coolies from a Mumbai Railway Platform

Here are a few photograph of coolies on a Mumbai platform. The first photo shows them sitting on the staircase waiting for the train to pull in. One coolie is standing and starting straight at the camera.

coolies waiting for business

The second picture shows a man negotiating a rate with a coolie. Although the rates are more or less fixed, negotiation goes on.

coolies speaking with customer

This third picture shows four coolies relaxing on a hand-pulled cart which they use to ferry luggage.
coolies sitting on a hand cart on platform

or if you are looking for pictures of handcarts: Wooden hand carts with four wheels - Photos and Sketches

For railway station interiors and exteriors: Mumbai suburban railway station pictures or the heritage building of VT or CST railway station in Mumbai or photos of a platform at Mumbai Central Railway Station.

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