Railway stations in India are a carnival like hive of activity, where hundreds of passengers and well wishers blend with a multitude of vendors. Here's how to go about finding and boarding your Indian Railways train when you arrive at the station.
Ow yes. Experienced this and much worse quite a few times in India. Chock for Joëlle when she took a Mumbay local train on her first Asia trip. "Third class" btw, still exists. Not that first or second don't simply get overrun.