National Rail Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :
1855

Holidays :
MONDAY

Visiting Hours :
9:30am to 7pm. ( summer) 9.30 am to 5pm. (winter)

Contact No :
+91 11 26161816

Location :
New Delhi , India

Display Objects :

Asia has an interesting collection of history, heritage, romance, nostalgia, fun, leisure and entertainment. Encompassing has a few of the oldest locomotive (still in working conditions) in the world like the Viceregal Dining Car (1889) and the Prince of Wales Saloon (1875), Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon (1899), Maharaja of Baroda's Saloon (1886).




Description :

The National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which focuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1st of February, 1977. It is located in over 10-acres (40,000m2) of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A toy train offers rides around its site on regular days. This unique steam monorail was built in 1907. This unusual train is based on the "Ewing System", and connected Bassi with Sirhind (6 miles). This was designed by Col. Bowles. The unique train system consists of a track of single rail. This mono track, the load-carrying wheels are run while one big iron wheel at other side to balance it and to keep the train upright. This train as built by Orenstein & Koppel of Berlin. This train ran till October 1927. In 1927 the line was closed with advent of better and faster modes of transportation such as cars and buses.