16 August 2010

Rare photo of Thane station

A very rare photograph of Thane station, borrowed from a book Thane history written by Prof Dawood Dalvi. The station an integral part of India's railway heritage of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. The photograph has also been displayed at several exhibitions at Town Hall in Thane.
Thane, west side of station

15 August 2010

1857 plaque and gas lamps saved from scrap

1857 was the year when the Indian Mutiny was fought.. It was also the year when the Great Indian Peninsula Railway began the construction of a road over bridge over India's first railway line... The connect is deadly and the romance of the same old line and the bridge remained for more than 150 years.

In August 2009, the bridge was brought down. But managed to save some elements from the scrap torch to remain as memoirs for ever... It was a tough battle, but worth it. A year later, they are resting in the railway museum at Mumbai CST...
- Rajendra B. Aklekar.