Ballard Pier Mole Station Bombay – Old Postcard 1925

An old 1925 postcard of the Ballard Pier Mole Railway Station in Bombay or Mumbai. It is situated next to the Bombay Port. It operated from the 1900s up to 1944. Mainly to cater to the Britishers and Europeans who arrived from passenger steamers. They would board the Frontier Mail to take them to their various destinations, either to eastern India or north India (up to Peshawar).

And the same it was the other way round. The coming of air travel considerably saved travel time compared to steamer ships. It enabled passengers to travel faster rather than with steamers. Because of this, the importance of the Ballard Pier Mole Railway Station diminished greatly. It reduced passenger flow by steamers to a trickle eventually forcing its closure in 1944. After its closure, all the trains were either terminated at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) or at Mumbai Central.

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Did you know- An interesting fact about the Frontier Mail was that, after the train left Ballard Pier Mole station, it first travels from Bombay Port Trust Railway, then crisscrosses to the then GIPR, finally to cross over to B.B & C.I track at Parel-Dadar.

More from the collection- Old Photo – Indian Museum Kolkata 1865.,  Old Postcard – Governor Driving Through Walkeshwar Mumbai.,  Vintage Print Chinese Fishing Nets Cochin 1922.,  1947 Print Delhi Swearing-In Of Lord Mountbatten

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