National Rail Museum

The National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which focuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977. It is located in over 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A toy train offers rides around that site on regular days.

Main Exibits

  • Patiala State Monorail Trainways: This unique steam monorail was built in 1907. This unusual train is based on the “Ewing System“, and connected Bassi with Sirhind (approximate 6 miles). This was designed by Col. Bowles.
  • Fairy Queen, the world’s oldest working steam locomotive in operational service.
  • Fire Engine: Morris Fire Engine was built by the famous fire engineers M/s. John Morris and Sons Ltd of Salford, Manchester in 1914. Only two Morris-Belsize fire-engine are known to exist in world today.
  • Saloon of Maharaja of Indore: This is saloon of Holkar Maharaja of Indore.
  • Saloon of Maharaja of Mysore: This is personal saloon of Maharaja of Mysore. The saloon is designed using teak, gold, ivory, etc.
  • Electric Locomotive Sir Leslie Wilson: This WCG-1 locomotive belonged to the Great Indian Peninsular Railway (presently Central Railway). It is one of India’s first generation electric locomotives.
  • Electric Locomotive Sir Roger Lumley: This WCP-1 engine has wheel arrangements which are not seen these days. The locos were supplied from the Vulcan Foundry, UK in 1930. It was an electric locomotive which operated under 1500 Volts Direct Traction. It is famous for hauling the Mumbai—Pune Deccan Queen Express in the early years when it was launched. A prototype of this locomotive has been placed at the Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai for public viewing.
  • 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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