Centenary of Victoria Terminus, Mumbai --- The Great Indian Peninsula Railway constructed the administrative headquarters of the Central Railway known as Victoria Terminus Station building in 1888. The chief engineer of the Railway was Mr. Wilsom Bell Mice, and the building was constructed under the guidance of Mr. F.W. Stevens, consulting architect. It took 10 years to complete this late Italian Medieval Gothic style structure and was named Victoria Terminus in celebration of Queen's Golden Jubilee on June 20, 1887. Well-proportioned, ornamental arches, spires and domes, give it the dignity of a cathedral. The crowning point of the whole building is the central dome carrying at its apex, a colossal 16'6" high figure of a lady pointing a flaming torch upwards in her right-hand, and a spoked wheel low in the left-hand, symbolizing 'Progress'. The entrance gates to Victoria Terminus carry two main gate columns, which are crowned, one with a Lion (representing UK) and the other with a Tiger (representing India), both sculptured in Porbunder sandstone. The stamp issued to mark 100 years of this monumentous structure on 30/5/1988. Denominations ₹ 1/- (100p)