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From page no. 59 of 'Trains at a Glance', July 2002 to June 2003


  The letter that brought 'relief' to rail passengers!

Toilets first introduced in 1891, gradually became part of the construction of all coaches, saving passengers like Okhil Chandra Sen the ordeal described in the letter below, addressed to the Shainganj Divisional Office, West Bengal.


Dear Sir,

I am arrive by passenger train at Ahmedpur station and my belly is too much swelling by jackfruit. I am, therefore went to privy. Just I doing the nuisance the guard making whistle blow for train to go off and I am running with lota in one hand and dhoti in the next when I am fall over and expose all my shockings to man and female women on platform. I am got leaved at Ahmedpur station.

This too much bad, if passenger go to make dung, the dam guard not wait train five minutes for him. I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for public sake. Otherwise I am making big report to papers.

Yours faithful servant,

Okhil Ch. Sen