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Indian Railways One Hundred Years – Old Book 1953

Title- Indian Railways One Hundred Years 1853 to 1953

Author- J N Sahni

Foreword- Lal Bahadur Sastri (then Railway Minister)

Year- 1953

For- The Ministry of Railways 1953

Pages- 200 pages profusely pictured

Dimension- 9 x 11 inch

This is an old 1953 book on Indian Railways one hundred years. Indian Railways are by far the most important means of inland transportation in the country. The idea of a railway to connect Bombay, now Mumbai with Thana (Thane), Kalyan, and the Thal and Bhore Ghats inclines first occurred to Mr George Clark, the Chief Engineer of the Bombay Government during a visit to Bhandup in 1843.

This scheme was approved and a railway association was formed for carrying out the scheme. On the 16th April, the first railway ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thana. This event made history. But there are also claims of India’s first train was that from Chintadripet to Little Mount in Madras. A distance of 11 km in 1932.

See my post – First Train In India Bombay to Thane – Old Print 1853.  Read more- Chennai: The track record.

From the collection- c1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#1)., Colonial Bungalow In British India – Old Photo 1865., Maharaja Gaekwad’s Bungalow In Bombay-Old Postcard 1913., Colaba Point Lighthouse In Mumbai – Old Print 1868., Nawab Of Bhopal’s Bentley Car – Old Photo 1926 (#1)

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