The newspaper report of India’s first train journey, original drawings of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) building, original railway artifacts and other valuable material were on Friday put on display at CST for permanent public viewing for the first time.
Central Railway’s heritage museum was inaugurated by General Manager B.B. Modgil amid fanfare and it will be open to the public from 10 am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.
“The heritage gallery aims to put the vision and pioneering effort in the face of extreme adversity of the founding fathers of the Railways in proper perspective so that today’s generation appreciates the effort,” Modgil said.
“The museum also houses priceless photographs and documents from the archives, advertisements about the prestigious trains, synergic growth of Railways and Mumbai through photographs, audio-visual gallery (proposed to be included) among others in 41 panels besides steam and other engine models,” added Modgil.