A Railway Porter

A railway porter is a person who carries goods in a railway station. He is a person who carries goods in a railway station for his living. He is quite a known figure in the railway station. His face appears stained with dirt. He wears on his arm a brass plate given to him by the railway authority. The brass plate bears his number. He is swift in his movement. He is strong and stout. He is able to carry heavy loads. He is an expert in carrying goods. He carries luggage. He loads and unloads the goods train. When a train arrives, he becomes busy. He moves very quickly in search of goods to carry for hire.

Railway porter is very clever. He can easily exploit the passengers. When a passenger falls into trouble and becomes helpless for his heavy luggage, a porter demands a higher charge. He is ill-tempered and quarrelsome. He likes to bargain with the passengers for his charge. When any passenger falls into trouble. The porter tries to take a chance. He raises his demand then. If any passenger brings charges against him of his misbehavior, the passenger is sure to be harassed by the porter and his associates. Very often he is not well paid by the passengers.

The income of a railway porter is very low. He leads a very miserable life. He lives from hand to mouth. It is a matter of great regret that in spite of his great service to the people, he is neglected. Yet he renders a great service to people. He is one of the persons neglected in society. There is every reason that the work of a porter should be considered dignified. But unfortunately, they work hard but remain poor. Their sorrows and sufferings know no bounds.