Horse Trams On Esplanade Road Bombay, 1906 PC

A very interesting 1906 photo postcard of Horse Trams on the Esplanade Road of Bombay, now Mumbai. Giving a rare glimpse that once Bombay had horse-drawn trams on its streets. The Esplanade Road now Mahatma Gandhi Road looks very appealing in this early 1900s postcard.

With its broad street and unhurried crowd, the trams seem to add further charm. The two-horse tram is seen plying on its designated route, followed by another at the back. The horse-driven trams were visible up to 1907 on the streets of Bombay, it first started operation in 1874 and replaced with electric trams in 1907.

By 1964 the city’s tramway service was sadly discontinued completely for lack of space. The Esplanade Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road cuts across the Flora Fountain intersection. It is one of the earliest thoroughfares of the city, made prominent after the demolition of Fort George’s walls in 1862. The postcard has some handwritten text in French on the front. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – there were some efforts to revive the city’s tramway in around 2017 but the project did not materialize for some reason. 

From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#14)., View of Madras Harbour & Parry’s, Old Photo 1870., Ruins Of Purana Qila Delhi, Old Print 1909., B B & C I Railway Oil Tanker – Old Photo 1920s.

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