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Mumbai Port Trust Railway

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Port Trust badge carried by steam locomotives

Mumbai Port Trust Railway (also known as the Bombay Port Trust Railway) was commissioned on 1 January 1915.[1] The railway line was being utilized for grain and fuel depots and feeding the containers at the Bombay Port.[2]

The port trust lines were not just used for conveying cargo, but also carry passengers and troops during World War II.[1] In the 1920s and 1930s, the Ballard Pier Mole station on the Mumbai Port Trust Railway line was a starting point for the Frontier Mail which is now known as the Golden Temple Mail.[3]

In 1936, the company owned 26 locomotives and 684 goods wagons.[4] The last steam locomotives were retired in 1976.[5]


  1. ^ a b Aklekar, Rajendra (3 July 2012). "Port trust yard may have city's oldest rail wagons". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. ^ Sorabjee, Deepika (27 October 2010). "Mumbai's eastern shorefront: Mangrove's last sigh?". CNN. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ Rangnekar, Prashat (21 June 2010). "Harbour line speed plans open at Ballard Pier, decades after station shut". Indian Express. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  4. ^ World Survey of Foreign Railways. Transportation Division, Bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, Washington D.C. 1936. p. 226c.
  5. ^ Hughes, Hugh (1979). Steam Locomotives in India, Part 3 – Broad Gauge. The Continental Railway Circle. p. 82. ISBN 0-9503469-4-2.