Main line station, Victoria Terminus, Bombay, India, c 1930.
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Bookstall inside the new main line station building at Victoria Terminus, Bombay, (now Mumbai). The 'Times of India' is available here, as well as 'Liberty', the 'Illustrated Weekly', novels and magazines. This station was the terminus for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. There was a wide variety of kiosks and trolleys at large stations, selling food and drink, tobacco, newspapers and books. The GIPR was opened in 1853, from Bombay to Thane. It expanded quickly and by 1870 stretched all the way across India to Calcutta.