Views of Victoria Terminus British Era Bombay – 10 Postcards
Ten postcard views from 1900 to 1920 of Victoria Terminus in British Era Bombay (Mumbai). There are ten views of the beautiful Victoria Terminus. Some of them are possibly rare and never been seen before postcards. On the 16th of April 1853, the first railway train ran over a stretch of 34 km from Bombay to Thana. When 14 railway carriages carrying about 400 guests left Bori Bunder at 3.30 pm. The train reached Thana (Thane) at about 4.45 pm.
This event made history! Bori Bunder station is today where the Victoria Terminus (VT) now stands. It was built as offices and a terminal for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. Designed by the British architect F W Stevens. The work on the station started in 1878 and was completed in 1888. Now officially called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). Pictured close by in some of the postcards is another iconic landmark of Bombay, the Municipal Corporation Building. Noteworthy are the once ever-present horse-drawn trams and electric trams of the city.
Did you know – the ornament ceilings give the significant structure the look of a cathedral. The ceilings were known to have been kept high to give a sense of space even when there was heavy traffic. The terminal has a Statue of Progress atop the central dome.
From the collection – Raja Ravi Varma’s Goddess Laxmi 2 Postcards., St Paul’s Cathedral Calcutta – Old Photo., The Museum Cubbon Park Bangalore, Old 1890 PC., Apollo Bunder Before The Gateway Of India – Old Print 1874.