This photograph was taken by Samuel Bourne in the
1860s to form part of an album entitled 'Photographs of India and
Overland Route'. It shows the railway bridge over the river Jumna
at Allahabad in the modern-day state of Uttar Pradesh. India's vast
railway network is an enduring legacy of the East India Company.
The first train departed on the 16th April 1853 from Bombay. The
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