British Era Bombay Central Station, Old PC 1937
Old 1937 pc or postcard of the British era Bombay Central Station. The railway station is in fact a terminus under the Western Railway Line (earlier B.B & C. I or Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway in the pre-independence era). Located in the area of its same name in South Bombay (now Mumbai).
The line earlier extended up to Colaba, but by the 1920s the Colaba Station was discontinued. Thus limiting trains on that route up to Byculla at Bellasis Road (named after Britisher Major General John Bellasis). Evidently because of the Back Bay reclamation project of the 1920s.
The Bellasis Road station was replaced by the brand new Bombay Central Station in the 1930s as shown in the photo. Designed by the British Architect Claude Batley and constructed by the famous Parsi construction company Shapoorji Pallonji. Click on the photo for a better view
Did you know- Cyrus Mistry’s father owned the firm Shapoorji Pallonji.
From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print., Queen Mary At The Taj Mahal, Old Print 1911., Newly Completed Gateway Of India Mumbai 1924., Old Book 1895 – The English in India (1700-1805)