A Journey By Train Composition
Journey is always a pleasure to me. Whenever I go on a journey, my heart leaps up with joy. But my greatest pleasure is in a journey by train.
A journey by plane is costly. A journey by bus is risky and uncomfortable. But a journey by the train is pleasant, safe and comfortable.
In the last autumn vacation I got sufficient time. So I made up my mind to make a journey by train from Khulna to Rajshahi. I reached the station about half an hour before the departure of the train. It was then a very busy time. Rickshaws, motor cars and other vehicles were coming to the station with passengers. Coolies were running behind them.
There were the shouts and rush of the passengers and the coolies. After sometime hearing a whistle, the passengers stood in a queue before the ticket counter. I also stood in the line and bought a second class ticket.
The right time came and the guard whistled and waved his flag. Everybody tried to get into the train first. After much difficulty I got into a second class compartment. The compartment was full to its capacity.
The train left the station. Gradually the speed of the train increased. I looked outside and found the beauty of nature. The train was running through green paddy fields. There were jute and sugarcane plants here and there. They were tossing their heads in the breeze. The compartment presented a good scene. Some of the passengers were talking on various matters. Some were reading newspapers and magazines. Hawkers came up to us with their goods for sale.
The train was a mail train. It touched only at the big stations. Passengers were getting down and again some were getting into the train. The hawkers and the coolies were shouting. They were busy too. At last the train reached at the Rajshahi Station at 10 p.m. I got down.
The journey in my heart I bore. It gave me much pleasure. Indeed it was one of the most memorable days in my life.