Thursday, 16 April 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #6

I'm a big fan of trains, and i think train journeys have an element of romance around them. i've always loved gazing dreamily at the world passing by outside a train window and imagining the lives of people in those far-off, unfamiliar places.

if you grew up in india, trains were a big part of your life since they are the backbone of the indian public transport network. the indian railways, owned by the government, is one of the largest in the world.

this day, april 16th, in the year 1853 saw the first passenger train introduced between bombay (mumbai) and neighbouring thane. 

below are some pics i found on the internet. 

the bombay-thane train chugging on its way.



1 comment:

  1. I doubt a brick arch bridge of such calibre can ever be built in modern day India even today.
    Despite being the first rail, the picture doesn't show any fan fare or crowd amazed by this new wonder equipment.

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