Mumbai Horse-Drawn Tram – Old Print 1897

This old steel engraved print is a page from a German Journal dating to around 1897. Measures 10 x 7 inch. Shows two Horse-Drawn Trams at Bhendi Bazaar Bombay, now Mumbai.  The Bombay Tramways closed their operations in March 1964.

And unfortunately gone with it was a piece of the city’s British-Raj era charm. The Horse-Drawn Tramway first opened for the public in 1874. Later switching to electric Trams in 1907. And thirteen years later the double-decker tram was introduced (1920).

But in 1964 the complete service shut down because of ever-increasing traffic and possibly because of financial losses.

See post- Horse-Drawn Tram In Mumbai – Old Photo 1900. Read also- History Of Tramway Service In Mumbai.

Did you know- “BEST” was originally set up in 1873 it was then known as the “Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways”, by 1947 the name changed to “Bombay Electric Supply & Transport”, by 1995 yet again the name changed to “Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport ” or “BEST” for short.

From the collection- Interior of Bombay Colonial Bungalow – Old Photo 1883.,  6 Vintage Photographs of British India Era Cars., Rioting In Southern India – Old print 1921., Vintage Postcard Coonoor Nilgiris.,  1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper (#2)

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