|Pages/Publication Date:||360 / 2015|
Today headquartered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the Southern Railway is the earliest of the 17 zones of the Indian railway that is vital in connecting the different regions of this vast country. Unique in its revenue being derived from passengers and not freight, today more than five million passengers travel on what used to be the South Indian Railway network every year. Originally published by the company itself in 1900, this vintage guide offers detailed information on visiting the south of India and travelling on this illustrious railway. Providing a detailed description of the railway itself and a window into British-ruled India, the book also outlines the tourist routes and itineraries, and contains fascinating insights into the country itself, from general history and religions to sport and architecture.