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Friday, April 14, 2017

Western Railways marks 150 years of the first local train

Exactly 150 years ago on April 12, 1867, the first local train started in Mumbai. Run by Bombay Baroda and Central Indian (BB&CI) railway company — the Western Railway’s antecedent — the first officially designated the local, chugged out. 

The commute was from what is now Virar to a station in Bombay Back Bay – which can be located between present-day Churchgate and Marine Lines stations.

Here is a look at its journey since then

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