First proposal for a railway in India, in Madras. This remained a dream on paper.
May 8: Madras Railway Company is formed.
East India Railway company is formed.
“Old Guarantee System” providing free land and guaranteed rates of return (5%) to the private English companies willing to work on building railways. Agreed upon in March, finalized on August 17.
Construction begins of an “experimental” section of track (Howrah-Rajmahal) for the proposed Calcutta-Delhi link via Mirzapur (EIR).
The Madras Guaranteed Railway Company is formed.
A passenger train travelling from Bombay toTannah, 1855
First Train From Mumbai To Thane ...
|The bridge over Thane creek is the symbol of the first train journey in India on April 16, 1853|
First train to run across the newly constructed Vasai Bridge. (R Harish Kumar)
Built in 1864, second Vasai creek bridge now being dismantled
"Railway from Calcutta to Delhi--baggage train passing the fortress of Rhotas," from the Illustrated London News, 1851;
"An Indian railway station," from the Illustrated London News, 1854;
|*"Opening of the East Indian Railway--the Burdwan Station," from the Illustrated London News, 1855*|
"Santhan Rebellion: Affray between Railway Engineers and Santhals," Illustrated London News, 1856
"Engineer's camp, on the East Indian Railway," from the Illustrated London News, 1857
1934-FIRST AIR CONDITIONED TRAIN ...
*"Accident on the East Indian railway between Ahmoodpore and Rampore," from the Illustrated London News, 1863*
*"The Bhore Ghaut incline" (a very taxing track engineering feat), from the Illustrated London News, 1867*
The track loop: trains climbed up to Darjeeling, then turned around and headed back down; an albumen print, c.1870
*another view of the Darjeeling track loop, c.1880's*;
another Darjeeling railway scene, c.1890's*
*a railway bridge near Darjeeling, c.1890's*
"The ghats, or "steps," by which the range is interrupted at intervals, have naturally acquired exceptional importance, as affording direct communication between the peoples of the coast and the plateau. North-east of Kalyan lies the Thal, or Kasara ghat, traversed by the main highway and by the railway from Bombay to Calcutta, which, by a gradient of 26 millimetres in the yard, attains an elevation of 1,900 feet. The Bhor ghat, formerly known as the "Key of the Dekkan," is even lower, being only 1,800 feet high; but it is crossed at a much steeper incline by the Bombay-Madras railway, which, before the opening, of the lines over the Alps, Rocky Mountains, and Andes, was regarded as one of the greatest triumphs of modern engineering skill. All the other ghats south of this pass have hitherto been utilised only by tracks and carriage-roads, but they are so numerous that every town and village on the coastlands enjoys direct access to the plateau. Most of them are jealously guarded by garhs, or forts,
An unexpected danger -- an English engineer's predicament in India," from The Graphic, 1890*
"An awkward visitor at an up-country railway station in India," from The Graphic, 1892*
"Thirty miles an hour: trolleying down to New Chaman from the Khojak Tunnel on the Quetta and Khojak Railway," from The Graphic, 1894
Fast food at the window of your train compartment; a visitor's photo, 1902*
Great Indian Peninsula Railway - WikipediExtent of Great Indian Peninsula Railway network in 1870
Steam-hauled train ascending the Bhore Ghat, 1929.
A view of a train between Bhusaval and Mumbai, 1924.
Poona Mail at the then-new Poona station.
The Frontier Mail on Old Vasai Creek bridge, Maharashtra.
South Indian Railway's electric locomotive with battery tender in 1931.
Trial run of a double decker car built by Indian Coach Factory.
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D1 class 4-4-0 locomotive No. 248. It was known as `Princess May'.
An earlier locomotive of BBCIR, No. 8 became known as `Palej'. It was an A class 2-4-0T locomotive built by Robert Stephenson & Co in 1881
A metre gauge BBCIR locomotive. No. 98 was a B class 0-4-4 tank locomotive built by Dubs in 1874. Earlier examples were built by Naysmth Wilson.
The location of this picture could be Ajmer Works.
Flooded railway tracks in Mumbai, 1935.
A view of Pune Station, around 1905.
Railway accident on July 7, 1931.
Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow.
An early image of Victoria Terminus Station from a postcard sent in 1904.
Below:-1869 Train Crash Indian Peninsula Railway Bhore Ghaut
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IRFCA] Quetta to Lahore in 1925
1886 Camp Exercise Delhi India; Railway Armour Train;
1856 Sir Jamsetjee Jejeeboy
1844 Indian Mail Signals ///Folkestone Express Train
1846 Parsey Patent Air Engine Train and its mechanism/ Machinery
1849--Mail Coaches Horses and Railway Train Letters Post
1862 Cotton Bales Bombay Terminus Indian Railway Train
1865 --Cruiser Ship----- Shenandoah to Holborn Pneumatic Train
Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway (BBCIR)
Pictures of the Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway.
Pictures of BBCIR are from Bombay (Mumbai) and surrounding area. Photos were shared by a relative who is a Western Railway employee. Scanning provided by Deepak Dongre. (R Harish Kumar)