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Amritsar Railway Yard British India Era – Old Photo 1910

This is an old 1910 photograph of the Amritsar railway yard at the time of the British India era. Amritsar railway station was an important halt for the two most famous trains at the time of colonial era. These were the Frontier Mail now Golden Temple Mail and the Punjab Mail, both ran from Bombay now Mumbai to Peshawar in the then undivided India.

But after independence, the Golden Temple Mail’s run would end at Amritsar and the Punjab Mail terminated at Firozpur (Punjab). Both the trains were the luxury type meant only for the Britishers. Mostly the British military or civil service officials. After alighting from the steamers that arrived from England they would board one of these designated trains at Ballard Pier Mole Station.

See my post- Ballard Pier Mole Railway Station – Old Postcard 1944. Their onward journeys were to Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and so on, mainly to the North-Western Frontier area.

Did you know- the Amritsar railway station originally built in 1862 will be redeveloped into an airport-like standard. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#15).,  Britishers At A Badminton Party India – Old 1880 Photo.,  Greetings From Bombay Presidency – Old Postcard WWI.,  Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Cavalcade – Old Print 1888.,  Antique Print-Plan Of Suratta or Surat c1720

 

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