Rail Museums

Your window to the world of Indian Railways

NRM

The National Rail Museum is a museum in ChanakyapuriNew 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. Information on NRM.

http://www.nrm.indianrailways.gov.in/ (under construction)


Some more museums in India

 

Heritage Park, Tinsukia, Assam, India

 

Railway Heritage Centre, Tiruchirappalli,Tamil NaduIndia

 

Ghum Railway Museum,Ghum, West Bengal, India. – 

http://www.darjeeling-tourism.com/darj_000087.htm

 

Eastern Railway Museum,Howrah, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-http://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,1

 

Regional Railway Museum, Chennai –http://www.icf.indianrailways.gov.in/works/uploads/files/rrm_new/index.html

Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railway,PuneMaharashtraIndia.


 

The New South Wales Rail Transport Museum

The Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere, New South Wales, Australia, is a popular Australian attraction. This museum has many features that appeal to both tourists and local residents.

http://www.nationalrailmuseum.org/


California museum

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is an official cooperating association with California State Parks and a nonprofit, public benefit corporation. CSRMF provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs at both the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

http://www.csrmf.org/


NRM UK

The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. It has won many awards, including the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001. It is the home of the national collection of historically significant railway vehicles, as well as a collection of other artefacts and both written and pictorial records.

http://www.nrm.org.uk/


steam gwr museum

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Situated right opposite the Swindon Designer Outlet, the museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway, often referred to by historians and railway fans as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’. The pioneering vision and engineering genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel led to the Great Western Railway network becoming regarded as the most advanced in the world.

http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx


rail museums org

Online information resource center for railroad museums worldwide – http://www.railmuseums.com/index.html