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    5

    Splendid and rigorous research, simple to read.

    This is a must-have book for railway enthusiasts and those interested in Mumbai's history. Though it mainly speaks about the history of the Mumbai suburban train system, it has doses of other aspects of Mumbai too. For example, public hospitals, town halls, the plague epidemic etc.

    Rigorous research is the backbone of this book. Loaded with facts and trivia. Do not hesitate, if you are thinking of ordering it.
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    Ameya Chumbhale

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    9 Dec, 2014

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    An engrossing, well researched book

    I was very eager to read this book since a few weeks, and finally finished reading it today. It was a wonderful read. The book is a nice combination of the story of how Mumbai's suburban railway was established, and the history of Mumbai. The book is successful in taking you back in time. It gave me good insights of how Mumbai used to be in that era.

    Author has researched well on the subject, and that shows in the book. First chapter deals with planning & construction of the first line. It ...
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    Akshay Marathe

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    6 Apr, 2015

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    Tracing the Blueprint of Berkley's Line

    This is a grand piece of research, one that really takes one down memory lane to those early days when Bombay was a group of seven islands joined by walkways and causeways. The arrival of the first train was a spectacle for everyone, and for many, it was the treat of a lifetime. The arrival of the Bombay--Thana line is told in full detail, such detail as is not found anywhere in the literature. Having covered this, the author takes us on a heritage walk, station by station, listing various he...
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    Ravi Bhalerao

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    15 Apr, 2015

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    Fabulous!

    A great book detailing the story behind how the railways started for the very first time in India I.e. Mumbai.
    Was very delighted to read about the origin of various stations of Mumbai.
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    stanley george

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    14 Jan, 2017

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    Too Good To Give It A Miss

    What can I say about this Book?Simply put, it's a MUST HAVE book for anybody interested about Indian Railways and it's magneficient history! Reading this book will fill anybody with unbridled pride about good old Bombay and it's Railways and Indian railways in general.
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    Swayamprakash Mahesh

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    23 Apr, 2016

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    An Extremely Well Detailed Research Work

    This book is an extremely well detailed research work on the advent of Railways in India. It is fill with small details. The language is lucid and its an easy, informative and entertaining read.
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    Abhijit Chatterjee

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    28 Oct, 2015

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    Halt Station

    It is indeed a very excellent book with lots of information about Indian Railways. Till now wasnt aware about how Mumbai Railways was formed. Though I knew Railway in India started from Mumbai.
    It seems Rajendra Aklekar has taken tremendous efforts to study and compile this book.
    A true masterpiece of information about Indian Railways in Mumbai.
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    Munindra Malaka

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    14 Feb, 2015

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    Halt station

    The Halt station India book by Rajendra aklekar is very informative. All about the railways in India and also the history related to the track. We can see the authors passion and research behind it.
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    Shefali Sadhu

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    2 Feb, 2015

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    DO buy the book

    Awesome write up by Rajendra Sir, each and every aspect of IR develpoment is covered in the whole book......
    Do buy this book
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    Himanshu Siloiya

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    1 Feb, 2015

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    If you love Mumbai Railways, then this book will make you proud

    This book takes you back to the time when baby footsteps were taken by British empire to start Railways in Mumbai. The author seems to have researched extensively to ensemble everything for the reader.

    Kudos to Mr. Rajendra Aklekkar for bring back to us the nostalgia
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    Nikhil Padinjaroot Karunakaran

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    1 Feb, 2015

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