National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum

Shanti Path,Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi – 110021

Phone : 011 26880804

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The National Rail Museum focuses on the rail heritage of India. It is located in over 10 acres of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A toy train offers rides around that site on regular days.

The museum has a fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signaling equipments, antique furniture’s, historical photographs and related literature etc. are displayed in the museum. The collection of old coaches includes the Prince of Wales Saloon, built in 1875. Not to be outdone is the Maharaja of Mysore’s Saloon built in 1899 with its brocade covered chairs and an elegant rosewood bed. The main attraction is the Fairy Queen, built in 1855 and considered to be one of the best preserved steam locomotive engines of her age. Do not miss the handsome Fire Engine on your way out.

A number of attractions has been added to enhance the visit
1) 1:8 scale toy train: – Runs on Wednesday and Friday only between 14:00 to 15:00 Hrs. Ticket charges Rs 100 per person per ride.
2) Diesel Simulator : – Runs on Tuesday only between 11:30 to 13:30 Hrs. Ticket charges Rs 150 per person per ride.
3) Steam Simulator : – Runs on Thursday only between 11:30 to 13:30 Hrs. Ticket charges Rs 100 per person per ride.
4) Coach Simulator : – Runs on Saturday and Sunday only between 11:30 to 13:30 Hrs. Ticket charges Rs 200 per person per ride.

Main exhibits

Patiala State Monorail Trainways
Fairy Queen, the world’s oldest working steam locomotive in operational service.
Fire Engine
Saloon of Prince of Wales
Saloon of Maharaja of Indore
Saloon of Maharaja of Mysore
Electric locomotive 4502 Sir Leslie Wilson
Electric locomotive Sir Roger Lumley
Cranetank
Kalka Shimla Rail Bus
Matheran Rail Car No 8899
Fireless steam locomotive
Steam Locomotive A-885 HASANG
Steam Locomotive X-37385 – This engine was used for trains to Ooty.
MG Diesel SR 203 ( Fowler Diesel )
Electric Locomotive YCG -E1/21900
Betty Tramways ( Fowler Diesel ) – This used to run in Rajkot owned by Rajkot-Beti Tramways.

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Timings : 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM Closed on Monday

Entry fee : Adults Rs 20/- Children Rs.10/-

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