Railway Accident In British India Era - Old Photo 1900

Railway Accident In British Era India, 1900 Photo

A 1900 photo of a railway accident in British-era India. It looks like a steam locomotive derailment, standing by at the back is a heavy tonnage railway recovery steam crane. India’s railways were the most important infrastructure development in the colonial era. Introduced in the country between 1830-40, the first railway journey took place in 1853.

See post- First Train In India Bombay to Thane – Old Print 1853.

Since then it took an immense leap in the advancement of the railways. Miles and miles of tracks were added each year, interconnecting the vast country rapidly. The country’s development shot up because of the railway’s logistic support to the industry and also to the military. Railway accidents were an inevitable feature in the early years because of many factors of weather, poor quality of the rails, human error, etc. Not many safety equipments were available back then like it is today.

Read also- How (Prestigious) Trains Ran In British India.

Did you know- Lord Dalhousie Governor-General from 1838-1849 is considered to be the father of the Indian railway. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17).,  British Soldiers Club Bangalore – Old Postcard 1900., View of Bombay Showing The Fort – Old Print 1850., Vintage Book 1967 – Kerala A Portrait Of The Malabar Coast