steam and petrol public transport India 1871-1970

Image result for steam train at ernakulam stationTRAVANCORE STATE TRANSPORT BUSES AT BUS STAND TRIVANDRUM CITY-SHOWS IT AS MIXTURE OF FORD(AMERICAN)/BEDFORD(BRITISH)/CHEVROLET/FARGO(AMERICAN)/GMC(AMERICAN)INTERNATIOAL (AMERICAN)/MANY OF THEM BRITISH /AMERICAN ARMY BUSES GIVEN AS FREE AFTER SECOND WORLD WAR .RIGHT EXTREME IS A FORD WOODEN BODY VAN
AFTER INDIA STARTED MAKING CARS AND BUSES IN 1950 ALL THESE IMPORTED BUSES DISAPPEARED .AND IT WAS THE END OF BRITISH AUTOMOBILE EXPORTS AND INDUSTRY EXCEPT FOR SOME LUXURY MODELS IN BRITAIN  WHICH SURVIVE



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1946 Ford V8 pickup truck. 1946-MANY CONVERTED TO BUSES-1950




1950 FORD BUSES

1950 FORD BUSES


1950 Chevrolet,bus THIS WAS THE TYPICAL BUS BODY
1950 FARGO bus
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Dodge-Fargo truck made by Premier Automobile
 Bombay/Mumbai 1960's

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1950 GUY  bus [A FEW GUY BUSES WERE IMPORTED IN 1960]
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1951 Ford barriball p13241950 Ford V8 BUS


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The war-time Bedford QL, with the driver perched above the engine in a forward control cab, foreshadowed post-war truck designs
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1948 INTERNAT
IONAL TRUCK FROM AMERICA-MAINLY 
SECOND WORLD WAR LEFT OVER; ABANDONED IN INDIA





THE TIME TO TRAVEL FROM TRIVANDRUM CITY TO KOTTAYAM WAS 6 TO 7 HOURS BY EXPRESS BUS ;DEPENDING ON THE DELAYS AT KADATHU(GHATS) WERE THE BRIDGES WERE NOT YET MADE

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Motor vehicles appeared in Pala in the early 1900s. The first bus service was started in 1908 by a public company by name Meenachil Motor Association which .

OPEN BODY BUSES FROM 1900'S WERE RUNNING ON KERALA ROADS TILL 1970




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THE MAIN HIGHWAY WAS MAIN CENTRAL ROAD(MC ROAD)ALSO NOT TARRED.THE ALTERNATE HIGHWAY ON THE WEST COAST WAS GETTING READY WITH THE HELP OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ( NH 47) IN THE 1950'S
OPENING OF CHANGANCHERRY TO ALAPPUZHA ROAD AND THODU(CANAL) TOOK PLACE IN 1958

Bombay/Mumbai's first bus started operations in 1926..


from devaanand-madhubala starer movie-nadaan 1951--chalti hai gaadi--lata-chitalkar


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1871 STEAM ROLLER PULLED BUS  (SORRY FOR NAMES SCRATCHED ON THE PHOTO WHICH WAS  DONE AFTER  2005 WHEN  FIRST SAW THIS PAINTING ) FROM THE PAINTING IT SEEMS ONLY WHITE MEN ALLOWED IN IT. .EVEN JHELUM -RAWALPINDI WAS LATER ADDED? OR NOT ?ALONG WITH  THE NAME? was there so many whitemen in jhelum and Rawalpindi in 1871 when those areas were considered frontier with Afghanistan and liable for cross border raids any time?
110 Km - Distance from Jhelum to Rawalpindi WOULD HAVE TAKEN ONE OR TWO DAYS


The Siege and Relief of Chitral 1895
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