Booking hall, Victoria Terminus, Bombay, India, c 1930.
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Inside the new main line station building at Victoria Terminus, Bombay, (now Mumbai). This station was the terminus for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR), which was opened in 1853, from Bombay to Thane. It expanded quickly and by 1870 stretched all the way across India to Calcutta. A British colonial official in pith helmet, shorts and knee-socks is consulting a railway timetable. A sign by the ticket office says 'Intermediate Class & Military Warrants'.