The Victoria Railway Terminus Bombay, 1910 Photo

A 1910 photo of the Great Victoria Terminus in Bombay (now Mumbai). Before the construction of this magnificent station, it was known as the Bori Bunder station. It was where the first train journey in India took place in 1853, from Bori Bunder to Thana. The Victoria Terminus (VT) was built as offices and a terminal for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway and is now officially called Chhatrapati  Shivaji Terminus (CST).

Located in the Fort area of Mumbai, the railway station building was designed by F W Stevens. The work started on Chhatrapati  Shivaji Terminus in 1878 and was completed in 1888. Today the station is iconic in character, for many people it has become a visual symbol synonymous with Mumbai itself. Notice the line of electric trams shown in the photo that ran in this great city at that time.

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Did you know- St Pancras station, London was an important design source for the Victoria Terminus for R L Stevens. Because of its resemblance, the Madras Central Station is also probably a copy of the St Pancras station.   

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