National Rail Museum Delhi - Stylish old Railways
The romance of rail journeys is captured in New Delhi’s National Rail Museum with its breath-taking collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways, including static and working models, signaling equipment, antique furniture and historical photographs. You can take a toy train ride around the 10 acres of the museum in Chanakyapuri.
The star attractions include the Fairy Queen, built in 1855 and considered to be one of the best preserved steam locomotive engines, a part of the Patiala State Monorail which ran till 1927, the luxuriously designed royal coaches for the Prince of Wales Saloon, built in 1875, and for the Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon, built in 1899, with elements in teak, gold and ivory, and the only originally restored Morris Fire Engine in the world.
Indian National Rail Museum in Delhi is a tribute to the style of the old days, when rail journeys were exciting and needed days of planning.
Tuesday to Sunday - 0930 to 1730 hrs. Closed on Mondays
Nearest railway station: New Delhi railway station, via Mother Teresa Crescent, about 9 km
Nearest airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, NH 8, about 9 km