Cochin Harbour Terminus

Cochin Harbour Terminus revisted - Photos from Cochin Harbour Terminus and Mattanchery Halt. By Jimmy Jose

Date: 2007-08-06
Owner: Gallery Administrator
Size: 70 items

Booking counter and fare list. And two seperate counters for upper and 2nd class


The inspection book at the station. Earliest signature is on 19-8-1942. Thanks to the Station Masters for preserving these


Token machines at the station. One is for permission to Cochin Harbour Terminus, one for permission to Ernakulam Jn and the third for permission to goods yard. Thanks to the staff, these relics are polished and maintained at it's best


This is the goods side of the station. It had a loop line in the past


The goods side of Mattanchery Halt - Another view


Believe it or not! This line is the only used railway line at the station. It does not even have concrete sleepers. But it is used to carry goods to the yard. Most of the coal trains are very heavy and have 58 BOXN, with multiple lead and banker locos


This was once an FCI godown. Now it is a customs bonded area to store imported timber, scrap metals and other odd stuff. Remains of the railway days can be seen even now


The iconic banyan tree. Icon of all rural stations in India. This station is situated in the heart of the largest city in Kerala!!


The MG goods yard. There are still MG tracks hidden under the bushes. Will clean up during dry season and I will exhibit the photos to the world through IRFCA


A plaque erected in Mattanchery halt in honor of a solider who was awarded Vir Chakra


From the southern end of Wellindon Island, the Ernakulam - Alleppey line is faintly visible. A WAP 4 hauled train, most probably Alleppey-Chennai Express zoom through one of the numerous bridges


Remains of Perumanoor Station. This station was in active service till 70's.


Another view of the abandoned stations. One of the many in the city of Cochin!!


An old girder bridge across the busy area of Thevara in Cochin


Approaching the Venduruthy bridge..

Very informative photo essay on the sad state of affairs at CHTS. Hope, once the new bridge to the mainland gets ready, CHTS gets back some of its lost glory. Circa 1999, it was a busy yard. Good work Jimmy!!
Posted by PVS Praveen Kumar on 2007 Aug 17 06:54:37 +0100
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Tearful I can say...never went here but remember seeing the Gorakhpur-Cochin exp (now 2511 Raptisagar) which started in late 80s and name Cochin was made famous among railway folks in LKO. Also took this train twice once for JTJ and once for CBE before ...
Posted by Samar on 2007 Aug 16 20:54:02 +0100
Very very nice photos Jimmy! Feel sad to see the state of affairs today
Posted by Sriram P on 2007 Aug 16 11:10:34 +0100