Railway sidings, Victoria Terminus, Bombay, India, c 1930.
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Railway yard at Victoria Terminus, Bombay, (now Mumbai). This area was the terminus for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. It was where goods were unloaded from trains, and rolling stock was shunted and trains put together. The GIPR was opened in 1853, from Bombay to Thane. It expanded quickly and by 1870 stretched all the way across India to Calcutta.