Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany’s train drivers’ union ‘Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)’ announced the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. Strike actions are planned to last until next Monday
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An Indian woman carries cow dung to prepare cow dung cake on the outskirts of Allahabad, India on Wednesday. Cow dung cakes are popularly used as fuel for cooking in rural areas
Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard in front of wagons containing the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez on Monday. The head of a Dutch forensic team said on Monday a train, carrying the remains of victims from the Malaysian airliner crash, should set off later on Monday to a place where “we can do our work”
Passengers travel on a train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India is to open up its sprawling colonial-era railway network to private investors in one of recently elected premier Narendra Modi’s first moves to meet election promises of boosting economic growth in the subcontinent.
A man washes his face using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on Monday
An Indian man stands at the doorway of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India. Indian railway network is one of the world’s largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities
Women dressed as witches travel on an HSB light railway train through the Harz mountains to celebrate the Walpurgisnacht pagan festival. Legend has it that on Walpurgisnacht, or May eve, witches fly their broomsticks to meet the devil at the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz range, Germany.
The derailed engine and carriages of the BG Express Train at Ajuri station near Morigaon district in Assam state, India, on Wednesday
People hang on to a crowded local passenger train as they travel to Colombo
Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China