National Railway Museum situated in New Delhi and its good place to visit for those who love locomotives. Also its interesting place for Children.
There are various models of train, engines and coaches in the museum. It also preserves the model of India's very first train, a steam engine that made its journey from Mumbai to Thane in 1853.
There are a number of locomotives displayed in the open which are simply lovable. The museum spread over 10 acres of land and has a storehouse of information on the 150 years old history of railways in India.
Entry to National Railway Museum Delhi
A view of Rail Museum from an Engine showcased inside...
Some of the prized possessions of the museum are the vintage displays including the still-working oldest locomotive in the world. Besides this there is the Viceregal Dining Car that was built in 1889. The museum also possesses the lavish royal coaches of the Prince of Wales Saloon built in 1875, Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon built in 1899 and the Maharaja of Baroda's Saloon built in 1886. These coaches are unique in the world and nothing can match up to their splendor.
Patiala State Monorail @ National Rail Museum, delhi
The Patiala State Monorail Tramway engine is an unusual locomotive that runs on a single rail. Under this arrangement approximately 98% of the weight of the engine is placed on a single rail. The rest is supported by an additional wheel on an outrigger running on the road surface on the side of the track. The idea was to run this locomotive with mules but it was finally run by steam power. Mr Bowles was the engineer with a British firm who worked on this type of monorail system and was successful. Maharaja of Patiala H.H. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh was greatly impressed by his engineering skills and took him in his service. Thus the first monorail was built between Sirhind and Alampur and later Morinda in undivided Punjab.
Main Museum building where different models of Engines, Old Photographs, Railway Equipments and other details are present.... This Museum has also details about all India Raliway Ministers and Chairmains till date...
Toy-Train waiting at Museum Junction for Children.. This train give a ride for 10 Minutes inside Museum Campus... It moves very slow....
Children love the ride in the toy train on the miniature rail track around the museum. The highlight of the museum is the Fairy Queen built in 1855 which is the best-preserved locomotive of its times.
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