Churchgate Railway Terminus Bombay, 2 Old Postcards 1915

Two old photo postcards of the Churchgate Railway Station Office in Bombay (Mumbai) from 1915 and 1955. It is the Bombay Western Indian Railway Terminus as we knew it. This was under the Bombay, Baroda, and Central Indian Railway (B.B & C.I.) in colonial times. The design of the building was the work of architect Frederick William Stevens, assisted by his son, Charles.

Stevens had designed the Victoria Terminus building. Although not as ornate or elaborate as the Victoria Terminus or even the Municipal Corporation Buildings. It is of Gothic style with Indian features such as onion-shaped domes and oriental minarets. The work on the building commenced in 1894 and was completed in 1899.

Centrally placed above three floors of offices was a domed tower.  See my previous post- Antique Photo German Prince Wilhelm India Tour Special Train. Read about-  Churchgate (now the Western Railway Headquarters).

Did you know- Mumbai’s Western Railway (BB&CI) made the first train run from Virar to Back Bay on 12th April 1867. 

From the collection- Antique Print View Of Bandra Near Mumbai 1882.,  Antique Print Of Madras Central Station.,  Old Postcard Bangalore Bowring Institute (Club) #1.,    Vintage Postcard Of Balamani Raja Ravi Varma

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