RARE OLD PHOTOS KERALA

Rare Photos

History unfolded. A collection of rare photos from the old "South Indian Railway (SIR)".
(Malayala Manorama Kozhikode Metro dt 14-9-2011)


Colonial relic

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Conserving the past:The Thenmala railway station built by British engineers 110 years ago for Sri Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma, then Maharaja of Travancore, as part of the rail link from Madras to Quilon. The building is marked to be renovated and preserved as a heritage property. As part of the ongoing gauge conversion work, a new building is being constructed for the Thenmala railway station.— Photo C. Suresh Kumar
Conserving the past:The Thenmala railway station built by British engineers 110 years ago for Sri Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma, then Maharaja of Travancore, as part of the rail link from Madras to Quilon. The building is marked to be renovated and preserved as a heritage property. As part of the ongoing gauge conversion work, a new building is being constructed for the Thenmala railway station.— Photo C. Suresh Kumar


13 kannara bridge
13 kannara bridge

13 kannara bridge

13 Kannara Bridge,(Pathimoonnu Kannara Palam or 13 Arch Bridge), 100+ years old railway bridge, situated on Kollam-Chenkotta Meter Guage railway rute, at Kazhuthurutti between Thenmala and Ariyankavu, constructed by the British during the British regeim in 1901. This bridge has 13 arches (13 eyes),height is 5.18 meters and length is 102.72 meters. It is one of oldest mountain rail rute in India and used to the main commercial route between Kollam (Quilon in Kerala State) and Chennai (Madras in Tamilnadu state). The bridge was constructed using surki construction. It is a European architecture. This rail route pass through forests, mountains, tunnels, bridges, steeps and slopes.
Location: Kazhuthurutti, Near Thenmala, Kollam District, Kerala State, India.

Photo taken in Kollam, Kerala, India
Kazhuthurutty
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1930 photo-tower clock not yet put










Travancore police

BELOW-SIR.C.P. RAMASWAMY IYER-PRIME MINISTER(DEWAN) OF TRAVANCORE WITH SPECIAL POLICE



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Travancore's armed women police, probably the only force of its kind in pre-Independence India, during a parade, organised by the War Services Exhibition, in Trivandrum on February 11, 1945.


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Travancore Police in Royal Duties

Frozen in time:(clockwise from top) Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma walks behind his elder brother and the then king of Travancore Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma at an Arat procession in Thiruvananthapuram in November 1937; the brothers watching the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Rally organised in connection with the birthday of Chithira Tirunal in 1934; with Governor General Lord Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten at the Trivandrum airport on March 25, 1948; at the opening of the Travancore Government Ceramic Industries at Kundara with the then Travancore Diwan Sir C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar in March 1940.— Photos: The Hindu Archives
Frozen in time:(clockwise from top) Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma walks behind his elder brother and the then king of Travancore Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma at an Arat procession in Thiruvananthapuram in November 1937
photo taken at chakka-Trivandrum(Thiruanandapuram) over the boat yard - 

 The soldiers are 'Travancore soldiers'(left over from the Nair soldiers; of  the revolt of veluthambi dalawa in 1800; against the British rulers) -- Travancore  kings private army ; under British officers,to prevent any further revolt



ON ROYAL DUTY -PHOTO NEAR KAWDIAR PALACE

The Nair Brigade - 9th battalion of the Madras Regiment- after the famous battle of Ichhogil Bund on Sept. 22, 1965 under the command of Lt. Col. B.K. Satyan in which 120 Pakistani troopers were killed in hand-to-hand combat for the loss of 27 Indians.
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Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of a view of the Adoption Durbar, Trivandrum.

 The Enforcers-1880. The Travancore State Police.[under British officer]photo taken in front of east fort gate -Trivandrum=Thiru Ananada puram


BRITISH Government forces moving, during the 1921MALABAR rebellion


Raja Ravi Varma (India, 1848-1906) The Maharaja of Travancore and his younger brother welcoming Richard Temple-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Governor-General of Madras (1875-80), on his official visit to Trivandrum in 1880 [AT CHAAKKA BOAT YARD -TRIVADRUM CITY] THIS WAS THE ONLY MODE OF TRANSPORT IN 1870'S BEFORE AUTOMOBILE-CAR WAS DISCOVERED -BY BOAT THROUGH CANALS FROM PLACE TO PLACE .
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CANALS OF TRAVANCORE
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Then: The Chakkai boatyard from a different angle.