The inauguration of the National Rail Museum in Delhi dates back to the year 1977.Rail Museum is spread across 11 acres of land including indoor and outdoor exhibits; this historical museum is located in the embassy area of Chanakyapuri. The National Rail Museum in New Delhi also houses the world's oldest operational steam locomotive, the Fairy Queen, built in 1855, which was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.The national rail museum consist many attractive collection of the rich heritage and history of the railways in India.
The museum is a tribute to the over 150 year old rich history of trains in India.The bulk of the museum is the open tract of land that houses and exhibits engines, coaches and cabins from trains thru the years.The unique collection available here includes 26 vintage locomotives, 17 carriage and saloons. This museum also has the four-wheeled saloon used by the Prince of Wales (Edward VII) in 1876 and the Maharaja of Mysore's saloon of teak, gold and ivory.The National Rail Museum has been a source of fascination and interest for everyone attracted in Railway locomotives and accessories.
The star attraction here is the Fairy Queen, built in 1855, the Patiala State Monorail built in 1907, and Fire Engine built in 1914.Other interesting exhibits in the museum are namely, Saloon of Prince of Wales, Saloon of Maharaja of Indore, Saloon of Maharaja of Mysore, Electric Locomotive Sir Leslie Wilson, Electric Locomotive Sir Roger Lumley, Crane Tank, Kalka Shimla Rail Bus, Matheran Rail Car No 8899, Fireless Steam Locomotive, Steam Locomotive A -885 HASANG, Steam Locomotive X -373885, MG Diesel SR 203 (Fowler Diesel), Electric Locomotive YCG -E1/21900 and Betty Tramways (Fowler Diesel).A ride in toy train and mono rail (PSMT) is the most exciting experience besides boating.
Timings: April- September- 9.30 am- 7.30 pm
October- March- 9.30 am- 5.30 pm
Closed on Mondays and National Holidays