Picture Perfect: Is this Pakistan’s Prettiest Railway Station?

Posted on January 20, 2011
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Architecture, Railways
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This photo is by Malik Ayaz and it shows Attock Khurd station. This small station with its Victorian architecture is arguably one of the most beautiful railway stations in Pakistan.

I know for a fact that many people visit this little station to appreciate its architecture as well as the nearby Attock Railway bridge on the Indus. The rectangular structure in this photo, behind the railway signals, is the fortified approach to Attock Railway bridge. In other parts of the world buildings like this become tourist attractions in themselves; in Pakistan they often get neglected and decay.

What do you think of this building? Do you have your own favorite railway station to suggest? Should we really not be doing more to preserve these grand structures strewn all over the country?

18 responses to “Picture Perfect: Is this Pakistan’s Prettiest Railway Station?”

  1. Shahid Sheikh says:

    Beautiful scene and beautiful Railway station
    Pakistan Zindabad

  2. I have not been to Attock Railway station. I have been to Golra. Not many people know that there is a railway station in Islamabad. Its a heritage building. They also have a railway museum there.

    It is incredibly beautiful. I must commend railway authorities for taking good efforts in preserving the structure.

    A must see if you visit Islamabad.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abdulqadir_memon/4263 099140/

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  4. Asma says:

    Nay, I guess Golra railway station is Pakistan’s prettiest one :D

  5. Jawed says:

    It is picture perfect. Should be on a post card.

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