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Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station – Vintage Postcard 1905

This is a vintage postcard of the Bangalore or Bengaluru Cantonment Railways Station of 1905. After the four Anglo-Mysore wars that were fought between 1767-1799 defeated Tipu Sultan. The British had also captured Tipu Sultan’s Bangalore Fort in 1791. Realizing the importance of Bangalore for its strategic location and cooler climate, from 1800 onwards it became an important military base for the British.

The city first developed into a cantonment in 1809 under the British Raj. And once the railways spread their footprints all over India, it would inevitably benefit Bengaluru because of its large military presence. Thus the Cantonment Railway Station would open in 1864. Pictured in this lovely engraved postcard is a steam locomotive train that seems to have just arrived.

Read also- Bangalore Cantonment station, and A Platform for the Troops. See my post- Old Photo- British Military Regiment At Bangalore 1915.

Did you know- the first train ran from Bengaluru Cantonment to Jolarpettai (in Madras Presidency) in 1864 a distance of 149 km.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph 1894.,  Kolkata Small Cause Court & Street In 1880 – Old Photo., 2 Old Postcards – Robert Bristow’s Cochin Harbour 1947.,  View Of Mumbai From Malabar Hill Old Print 1853.,  Vintage Map Phases of Fort St George Chennai

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.