Sikh Railway Train - 1870
A Railway Train in two sections. The upper has four coaches with men and women passengers, Sikh and British. The lower has two coaches and an engine. The train is symbolic of the new Punjab. Railways reached the Punjab in the early 1860's and the Sikhs had been confronted by a new machine, as powerful as the British government which had subdued them. At first, all trains were controlled by British drivers but in this woodcut Sikhs are incorporated as the stationmaster, guard, booking clerk and signalman.
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