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History of Mumbai Howrah Mail (via ALD)
Imperial Indian Mail
Bombay V.T. – Howrah via Allahabad (BG)
The 'Imperial Indian Mail', a prestigious train that ran between Bombay and Calcutta, was introduced by the East Indian Railway and the Great Indian Peninsular Railway in 1926. The train's schedule was such that the departures from Bombay made for convenient connections for passengers arriving by ship from England. The train was known for a high level of luxurious accommodation. It carried only 32 passengers, and their staff. This train was the forerunner of the Calcutta Mail trains of later years.