160 years of Indian Railways

The Indian Railways recently celebrated 160 years since the first locomotive was flagged off from Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1853 and covered a distance of 34 kms to Thane.   The British laid rail tracks in India covering the length and breadth of the nation connecting remote villages and towns, leaving behind a remarkable legacy.  For those who grew up in the era of the steam engine, long distance train travel in India was an incredible journey filled with indelible memories.  The last of the steam engines was phased out by the mid 90’s. For some lovely archival images, check out Bombay Photo Images & India’s Last Steam Trains

Photo Exhibition, 160 years Indian Railways, New Delhi, The Hindu Business Line


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