Bombay Tramway, Horse & Electric Trams – 5 Postcards 1900

Bombay Tramway, Horse & Electric Trams - 5 Postcards 1900

Bombay Tramway, Horse & Electric Trams - 5 Postcards 1900

Five postcards that show the Bombay tramway’s horse and electric trams. The postcards about the Bombay Tramway, Horse & Electric Trams are from around 1900 to 1920. Giving a rare glimpse of Bombay’s tramway system. Including a horse-drawn tram, two double-deckers, and two tram-trains. Excepting for the horse drawn all other trams shown are electrically operated.

The tramway was first introduced in Bombay in 1874 with the plying of horse-drawn trams. Operating for 33 years, by 1907 the system was electrified. In the course of the years, the use of the tram by passengers tripled in the city. To meet the rising demand double-decker trams were introduced in 1920. The postcards show trams plying possibly in Bhendi Bazaar, Flora Fountain, Kalbadevi, etc. As the saying goes “All good things must come to an end” so was the case when it shut down in 1964 once and for all.

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Did you know – the electricity generated for the tramways was provided by the Tatas from 1916 onwards. 

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Bombay Tramway, Horse & Electric Trams - 5 Postcards 1900

Bombay Tramway, Horse & Electric Trams - 5 Postcards 1900

Bombay Tramway, Horse & Electric Trams - 5 Postcards 1900