An attempt to document and archive relics of Asia's oldest railway network set up by the British more than a hundred and fifty years ago in India. A feast of old findings and artefacts for global railway heritage buffs of railway archaeology in Bombay - Mumbai India.
Rajendra Aklekar, Mumbai (+ 91- 9892 190 761)
15 November 2010
Tracks of the Empire
Political commentator and popular British broadcaster John Sergeant embarks on a unique 3,000 mile journey across India to discover how the lifeblood of the country – its railways – can be used to track an extraordinary history.
Travelling the length and breadth of the country, John meets the people closest to the railways and, through their shared experiences, brings this captivating journey alive.
These are the pics of the shoot in Mumbai. The site above is the Dhobi talao at Mahalaxmi where linen from trains is washed. It was about how the Indian Railways is supporting local industries.
The second photo is from Dharavi in Mumbai where leather pouches for cash collection are made for northern and north western railway.