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. sabre0 says:

    Growing up in Islamabad in the mid 80s, we used to live in I-9 sector which was and still is an industrial area. I still remember riding my bike with friends to the nearby railway station. It used to be a mesmerizing place, empty tracks with a lonely engine parked there and the station was always absolutely deserted. There was also a railway bridge close by. Not sure if all is still there and if so, in what condition.

  2. Bhopali says:

    Amazing. The greenery and the natural beauty is really awesome. Such a eye-catching place in the country about which we, in India, mostly hear bad news….

    Nice work.

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    Majnoo. You are right and correction is made. thanks

  4. Owais Mughal says:

    I have visited Golra Railway museum in 2005 and I have a huge collection of photos from my visit there. The idea to write about the museum is on my to do list :) Thanks for the reminder. Will write on it soon.

  5. Jawaid Islam says:

    Beautiful really.

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