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75 Years of Electric Traction

75 Years of Electric Traction
By Prakash Tendulkar


Special Postal envelop to commemorate 75 years of Electric Traction in India

75_Years_of_Electric_Traction1.jpg (57282 bytes)  Left side of the envelop

75_Years_of_Electric_Traction2.jpg (17891 bytes)  Right side of the envelop

75_Years_of_Electric_Traction.jpg (88521 bytes)  Front side of the envelop

75_Years_of_Electric_Traction_Back.jpg (75779 bytes)  Back of the envelop

Excerpts from "History of Bombay Suburban Railways" by Dr. A.K. Arora

The inaugural ceremony of the first electric train in India was performed on 3rd February 1925 in the fore noon by Sir Leslie Wilson, then the Governor of Bombay amidst the presence of the Chief Commissioner for Railways, Mr. Hadow the member of Railway Board, Justice M.R. Jaykar and other distinguished ladies and gents. India became the 24th nation in the world and 3rd in Asia to inaugurate Railway electrification, even before the USSR, Belgium, Denmark, etc.

The Governor and Lady Wilson traveled in the inaugural train while other train followed with card ticket holders.

Mr. McLean, the agent (for GIP Railway) thought that in a year's time or in 1927, Poona could be reached in 3 hours.

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