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India's remarkable railways

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A man alights from a carriage, as others wait to board the Amritsar-bound train at Nizamuddin railway station on Feb. 6, 2012 in New Delhi, India.

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People cross railway tracks close to Nizamuddin station on Feb. 6, 2012.

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A passenger checks his seat on the Amritsar-bound train with a conductor at Nizamuddin station on Feb. 6, 2012.

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A family wait to board their train at Nizamuddin station on Feb. 6, 2012.

Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in New Delhi is one of the hubs of India's remarkable railway network. The state-owned Indian Railways runs 12,000 trains a day, covers 39,000 miles of track, employs 1.4 million people and is the world's second biggest rail network under single management, according to Getty Images.