Madras Central Station & Railway Headquarters, 3 Old Postcards 1950s

Three old 1950s photo postcards of the Madras Central Station and Southern Railways Headquarters. These are later-period pictures of the Madras Central Station, see the early photos of the station in other posts. Three photo postcards of the Madras Central Station from different time frames, the 1950s to the 1960s. And one of them shows interesting advertisements displayed on the building’s front.

The brands perhaps have now become defunct, but the “Murphy Radio” and “Tata Hamam Soap” advertisements still seem to be indelibly etched on the memory. The Southern Railways Headquarters building is visible on the right side in one of the postcards. Also notable, are the overhead pantograph cables once a part of the epochal period of the Madras electric trams of the city. The station was rechristened twice first as Chennai Central Station then again Dr. M.G.R. Chennai Central. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – Southern Railway, came into existence in 1951, through the merger of three British-era railways, namely Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway, and the Mysore State Railway.

From the collection – Drawing Hiding The Taj Mahal WW2., British Bungalow At Malabar Hill Mumbai Old 1895 Photo., Institute of Science & Museum Bombay, Old PC 1947., Koonoor Pass (Coonoor) Nilgiris, Old Engraving 1840.

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