November 21, 2011

British Era Signal Cabin




Another masterly piece of research by RAJENDRA AKLEKAR, telling us about an early signal cabin in Dadar. Just look at the upper right hand picture; you can almost see cabinmen high up in this signalbox grabbing those levers and pulling with all their might, the clang--thud, and the points are reset for a train to pass. A steam train, of course. But that was a long, long time ago.  Thank you so much Raj. We look forward to more such contributions from you.


THE WORLD'S LARGEST traction span running into nearly 129 feet was erected near Sion station in Mumbai in 1925. Now this overhead structure is shortly going to be demolished. Another report from Rajendra Aklekar :