National Rail Transport Museum - New Delhi
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About National Rail Transport Museum
National Rail Transport Museum is situated on the Shanti Path in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. It was built as per plan of British architect M G Satto on 1957, February 1, on the area of approximately 10 acres. Ranging over 150 years of Indian Railway history and heritage is preserved in this Rail Transport Museum with exotic and fascinating collections of Engines, coaches and other exhibits. The inside of the building is used as a storehouse of information on the Indian railways history. The museum has a special attraction for kids in the form of a toy train that takes them on a tour of the entire museum. One of the prime attractions of the Rail Transport Museum of New Delhi is the first train that ran in India. A steam engine, it made its journey from Mumbai to Thane for the first time in 1853. It houses a Victorian age engine built in 1885 still in working condition. The exhibit includes a large number of oddities like the saloons of the personal railways of many Maharajas. The carriage of the Maharaja of Mysore made of teak covered with ivory; the cabin of the Prince of Wales (1876), the carriage in which the ashes of Gandhiji was carried in 1948; Fairy Queen of 1855, evolution of Indian Rail from steam engine to present era are vividly displayed. The museum displays 27 locomotives and 17 carriages.
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