National Rail Museum, New Delhi

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National Rail Museum
National-Rail-Museum-Entrée.JPG
Entrance to the National Rail Museum, New Delhi
Former name
Rail Transport Museum
Established1 February 1977; 43 years ago (1977-02-01)
LocationChanakyapuri, New Delhi
TypeRail museum
Websitenrmindia.com

The National Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, displays exhibits on the history of rail transport in India. The museum was inaugurated on 1 February 1977. The National Rail Museum spans over an area of over 11 acres and the indoor gallery comprises of an octagonal building which houses six display galleries and a large open area is laid out to simulate the atmosphere of a railway yard.[1] It is open every day except Mondays and national holidays.[2]

History

A Transport Museum was first proposed in 1962, under the advise of rail enthusiast Michael Graham Satow. The proposal took a concrete shape in 1970 and on 7 October 1971 the foundation stone was laid at the museum's present site in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, by the then-President of India V. V. Giri.[3] The museum was inaugurated as the Rail Transport Museum in 1977 by Kamalapati Tripathi, the minister for public transportation.

The museum was originally intended to be a part of a larger museum that covered the history of railways, roadways, airways, and waterways in India; however, this never happened and it was officially renamed the National Rail Museum in 1995.[4][5]

Exhibits

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "History of the National Rail Museum". nrmindia.com. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ LTD., C. C. Engineers PVT. "Visiting the National Rail Museum, Where, When". nrmindia.com. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ "NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM". nrmindia.com. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Museum History". National Rail Museum. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ LTD., C. C. Engineers PVT. "NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM". nrmindia.com. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  6. ^ "The Patiala State Monorail Tramway". irfca.org. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  7. ^ "8 reasons to take your child to National Rail Museum". The Indian Express. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Diesel Locomotive Roster – The WDM (ALCO) Series". 24 Coaches. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2020.