I am just about to book some railway tickets from the Indian railway site for a trip from Mumbai to Pune, but I have just learnt that there is a waiting list status for each ticket booked. All I know is the status abbreviations and I would like someone to tell me what each abbreviation means. One of my friends who has also made the same booking has got a waiting list status of RLWL, please also explain what this means. A waiting list status does seem a bit unconfirmed, why is there a waiting list in the first place, even though I am booking 4 weeks prior to my trip? Thank you members.