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 considerable Metre Gauge freight traffic. The yard was the major transshipment point for Cochin-Madras Broad Gauge line and Cochin-Trivandrum Metre gauge line. The Metre Gauge line was pulled up in 1975 after the conversion of Ernakulam-Trivandrum line to Broad Gauge. I had been searching for remnants of the old Metre Gauge line. Finally I found it inside the huge bushes, that had subsided due to summer heat. An entire set dedicated to the old yard and the weigh bridge can be found here: . An old photo of the mixed line between Ernakulam Jn and Cochin Terminus:

Date: 2008-02-28
Owner: Jimmy Jose
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Make Canon Model Canon PowerShot G7
Aperture Value f/2.8 Color Space sRGB
Flash No Flash Metering Mode Multi-Segment
Shutter Speed Value 1/25 sec Digital Zoom Ratio 1
Date/Time 2008 Feb 28 17:47:36 +0000

Dear Ajaida, Thanks for the info. So ERS had the MG for a brief period from 1958 to 1975. So CHTS too must have had MG during the same period.
Posted by Jimmy Jose on 2008 Mar 24 16:34:21 +0000
Minor corrections: the MG line from Ernakulam to Quilon was opened in c.1958, so the MG connection to the CHTS must have come at that time. The MG line from Shoranur to ERG was converted to BG in c.1929, so initially there was no MG at ERS to CHTS.
Posted by Ajai Banerji on 2008 Mar 23 12:10:23 +0000