The timeline below shows where the symbol Trains appears in The Namesake. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Ashoke waits expectantly, but Gogol is unimpressed—he does not know the story of his father’s train accident. He flips through, relieved to find no resemblance between himself and the author’s picture... (full context)
Gogol reflects that their life has been formed by a series of accidents—first Ashoke’s train accident, inspiring him to move to America, then the disappearance of the letter containing his... (full context)