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
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The Venduruthy Bridge is built across he Vembanad backwaters. This is a rail cum road bridge and is one of the two bridges built by Sir Robert Bristow to connect Wellingdon Island with mainland. A new railway bridge is being built on the left. This is


A closer look at the construction. The new bridge will surely breath life into Cochin Harbour Terminus and railways have promised local people that passenger trains will operate from Cochin Harbour Terminus once again!


I found these signs on all the side pillars of the bridge. Can someone explain what they mean?


Erode WDM 3D 11179 at Venduruthy bridge. It is reurning after dropping off a container rake. Taking photos at the bridge is very difficult due to heavy presence of Naval polica and you can end up inside a Navy Jail!


Venduruthy bridge seen from the southern tip of Wellingdon Island. To the left is Wellingdon Island. This photo is taken from one of the newer bridge (Alexander Parambithara bridge)


May the sun never set on Wellingdon Island. "If it is difficult, it is already done. If it is impossible, it has to be done" - Sir Robert Bristow


Two old tickets - First one is travel from Ernakulam to Ongole in 6309 DN Patna Exp on 16-9-1996. Next is again Ernakulam to Ongole on 17-9-1995 in 6315 DN Howrah Exp. Look at the departure from CHTX at 16.40 on bottom right on both tickets. These trai

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Old ticket - Reserved 2nd class 3 tier ticket from Cochin Harbour Terminus to Madras Central by 6042 Express on 26-10-1993. S4 Coach Berth No. 57

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Old Ticket - By 1993, the 11 Sleeper - 3 Tier was replaced by Sleeper Class. Cochin Harbour Terminus - madras Central ticket in Sleeper class by 6042 Express on 14-10-1994. S4 Coach Berth No. 54. I traveled with all the above tickets during my college


The only remaining Metere gauge structure at Cochin Harbour Terminus is this old weigh bridge, almost intact and unharmed by scrap dealers. The yard too is almost there, but without the rails. During the period 1940 to 1975, Cochin Terminus had a consid

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