When President Ram Nath Kovind embarked on a train journey on Friday to visit his birthplace in Uttar Pradesh, it was be after a gap of 15 years that an incumbent president was travelling by train.
Here’s looking at other Presidents who have travelled by train.
Photographs: Courtesy, Rashtrapati Bhavan Archives on Twitter.
October 22, 1954: President Dr Rajendra Prasad receiving greetings from public on his arrival at Katihar, Bihar by the President's special train.
October 22, 1954: Children greeting President Dr Rajendra Prasad on his arrival at the Barsoi railway station, Bihar.
May 15, 1967: President Dr S Radhakrishnan interacting with people during his journey from New Delhi to Madras in the President's special train.
September 20, 1969: President V V Giri at the Bangalore railway station as part of his journey to southern India.
October 8, 1978: President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy arrives at Anantapur railway station, Andhra Pradesh, on the special train to visit his ancestral home at Ellur village.
January 5, 2004: President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam de-boarding from the special presidential train after his journey from Chandigarh to New Delhi.