Horse-Drawn Tram In Mumbai – Old Photo 1900

This old 19000 photo shows a Horse-Drawn Tram plying with passengers in Bombay or Mumbai. On a closer look with a magnifier, the board on the top of the Tram reads Victoria Gardens To Colaba. It was similar to Calcutta’s Horse-drawn Tram system which started in 1873.

See post- Calcutta Horse-Drawn Tram – Old Photo 1880.

The Bombay-Horse Tram started a year later by 1874 and by 1907 it was electrified. While Madras started with the first electric Tramway in India (1895). Except for the Calcutta Tramway(still in use), both the Bombay and Madras Trams ceased operations in 1964 and 1953, respectively. The photo is small-sized but characterizes a valuable history of Mumbai.

Read more- The Evolution of Trams.

Did You Know– Calcutta’s Tramway is the oldest in India, it had the Horse-drawn Tram, Steam Tram & and now continues with the Electric Tramway.

From the collection- German Map Bombay With Waffen SS Stamp & Seal., Vintage Postcard Bangalore Commercial Street 1904., Raja Ravi Varma’s Portrait Photo – Old Postcard 1904.,  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.

Photo Details

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Photograph Size -

4 x 3 inches

Photographer -

unknown British Indian