Life is a journey: Rare nostalgic pictures show the fascinating lifestyle on Chinese railways before the modern bullet trains
A photographer in China has captured the essence of life on the railways in China during the age of the slow train.
Wang Fuchun from Harbin, north China, released a collection of pictures that reflect back at what life was like on the country’s trains before glitzy bullet trains, reported the People’s Daily Online.
Wang, 73, is a railway worker turned professional photographer who has spent most of his life on China’s railway network.
Wang says he began working on a train after he finished military duty in 1970. He was then asked as part of his job to take pictures.
Speaking with Xinhua he said: ”Trains are loaded with people’s hopes and regrets. I feel really lucky to have been able to take photos on trains.’
In 1984 he became a professional photographer but still traveled on the country’s trains several times a month.
All pictures are from his book, Chinese on Trains, which showcases Wang’s best works in over two decades time from 1978 to 2000.