Special Cover on 150 Glorious Years of Western Railway in Mumbai released

Special Postal Cover Rail Philatelyमुंबई Mumbai:  To commemorate the 150th year of the Western Rail Network in Mumbai, a special postal cover was released recently. The first train on the western lines in the then Bombay chugged in on November 28, 1864, heralding a new era of seamless and direct connectivity with Gujarat and other states. We are trying to imagine what kind of existence would be possible if we started our day at this kind of Churchgate station, with its flowerbeds and wooden fretwork decorations, instead of the cavernous building through which one million people rush at peak hour!


Western Railway (erstwhile Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway) reached Mumbai (Grant Road Terminus) on 28th November 1864. It ushered a new era in the city and has been a harbinger of progress of Mumbai and the Western region. This year Western Railway is celebrating the 150th year of Western Railway.

India Post, Maharashtra and Goa Postal Circle issued a Special Cover to mark 150 Glorious Years of Western Railway (erstwhile BB&CI) in Mumbai on 21st April 2014 at Mumbai. (Sp. Cover approval no. MH/09/2014). Shri Hemant Kumar GM Western Railway and Shri H. C. Agrawal Postmaster General Mumbai Region released the special cover at the function held at Y.B.Chavan Auditorium, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Cost of Special Cover Rs. 15/- with stamp. Please contact Mumbai Philatelic Bureau for requirement.