For a beautiful postcard like this, we might reach for an excerpt by Nirad Chaudhri (1897-1999). Even if written about a different railway station, in East Bengal, it shows how impactful trains were to those in India at the turn of the century.
An almost dreamlike view of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), better known by its local acronym CST or VT, a historic railway station that serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in India and now one of the busiest
From today's perspective, an unusual subject given the lack of beauty, architectural significance or human type that grace most early postcards.
A geographically instructive postcard, which helps the traveler locate themselves on the way to Mussoorie, almost 40 kilometers from the railway station. The famous "Camels Back" hump is also pointed out. The steam on the railway engine looks real.