The book begins with a one-page network map, followed by a five-page introduction giving a brief history of Indian railways, which may eventually tempt me to read more about the subject. The remainder of the book contains black and white pictures, never more than one per page, with some pictures occupying two adjacent pages. Thus, the total number of pictures is not huge, but they are fascinating. I just wish that some of the captions said a bit more.
The pictures span a ranges of subjects, showing trains, locomotives, workers and passengers Workers get a much bigger share of the pictures than I would normally expect in a railway picture book, but I'm not complaining even though I would like to have seen more train pictures. One worker picture adorns the front cover, and it is far removed from the kind of worker pictures to be found in British railway books, where they appear
This is certainly different from any other railway picture book I've come across, and not just because it is set in India. Fascinating.