Mahim Railway Station Bombay, 1870 Photo
An old 1870 photo of the Mahim Railway Station in Bombay (Mumbai). The original Mahim Railway Station belonged to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway or GIPR (Central Railway). The first passenger train passed through Mahim in 1853. When India’s first passenger train service began from Bori Bunder (later Victoria Terminus) to Tannah (Thane).
The original station was built in 1869 near the Mahim Causeway. There were two routes one from Bori Bunder to Tannah, and the other from Bori Bunder to Mahim. The original GIPR’s Mahim Station was lost in time, but BB & CI Railway (Western Railway) laid a new track, and a new Mahim Station was built on this track. This old photo is likely of the first Mahim Railway Station of Bombay where the first train in 1853 may have passed through.
Read about Mahim In Mumbai.
Did you know – it was speculated in a report in the early years, that the railways would transform Mahim from a simple fishing village to a port of importance.