Old Postcard – Railway Station & Steam Locomotive, Belgaum

This is a lovely vintage postcard of the Belgaum or Belgavi Railway Station from around 1910. And expectantly awaiting an incoming train are a contingent of British troops. The advent of the railways made it easier for transporting troops and equipment for the colonial rulers. After the second Anglo-Mysore war of 1784, Belgavi came under British control.

Strategically placed on the Deccan plateau with trade routes to the sea off Goa and Malabar region. It became an important military establishment and cantonment in South India. Later the British would link it with a railway connection of which its station is shown in this card.

This vintage postcard of the Belgaum station with steam locomotive train shows the smartly turned out British military personnel. See also my post-Antique Photo Belgavi Royal Field Artillery 1870

Did you know- in 1881 the Bombay Eastern Deccan Railway was under construction with William Michell the Engineer-in-Charge. This line immediately upon opening became the Bijapur branch of the Southern Mahratta Rail way.

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