Saturday, November 14, 2009

Solid gate

You'd expect a gate to the Southern Railway's headquarters building to have some indication about the building. There is nothing in all the iron-work on this gate which directly refers to the Southern Railways.

But look closely and on the top right corner of the gate, you can make out the intertwined letters "MSMR". That's what the building was originally meant for, the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railways. Though the MSMR is no more (it was merged with the South Indian Railways and Mysore State Railways to form the Southern Railways in 1951), the letters still live on here. Now, isn't this a gate that has stood the test of time!


Leif Hagen said...

Wow - that's a fancy gate for a train station! Great detail work!

Raj said...

What a tidbit. Amazed at your ability to spot these details.

Shantaram said...

@ Leif: Thanks!

@ Raj: Guess I should make something like a 'shoulders of giants' comment :)