Egmore Railway Station British Era Madras, 1910 Postcard

An old 1910 photo postcard of Egmore Railway Station in British-era Madras, now Chennai. The entire area south of Poonamallee High Road and the curve of the Cooum River is known as Egmore. This was originally a small village that the East India Company acquired in the late 17th century. As East India Company began to expand its territories.

Egmore was also one of the earliest residential localities. Where wealthy East India Company merchants from Fort St George built palatial homes. To its west is the Egmore Railway Station opened in the British era of 1905. Designed by Henry Irwin incorporates an Indo-Saracenic style with some Dravidian elements of architecture. The station was opened in 1905 and was owned by British India’s South Indian Railway. Close by is Southern India’s iconic Chennai Central Railway Station. The South Indian Railway integrated into the Southern Railway in 1951. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – there was initially a demand that the station be named after Robert Clive, which was, however, strongly opposed by the public as they wanted to name it Egmore. 

From the collection – Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative Stamp Folder., George Bernard Shaw Famous Author In Mumbai – Old Photo., Indian Soldiers In The British Raj – Old Print 1895., Vintage Book 1913 – The Peoples of India.

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