Rail Auditorium

A Window to Indian Rail History

The Rail Auditorium situated at the National Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi is an historical place in many accounts. The Museum is any visitor’s delight and houses the history of Indian railways. The museum was open to public on 1st February 1977 and is spread over 10 acres. Visitors can have a glimpse of indoor as well as outdoor exhibits.

The Museum Highlights

The museum has a wonderful collection of antique locomotives and several railway artifacts. There are both working and non working models. To fuel the visitors’ enthusiasm, the museum runs a toy train on its grounds and also on certain days, the Old Patiala State Steam Monorail runs on its track in the museum.

From the 234-ton Beyer Garratt locomotive to the tiny engine of Fairy Queen, the Rail Museum has numerous glimpses from the history of Indian railways. The museum is a visual treat for anyone interested in not just rail engines but also the journey of Indian railways.

The major attractions of the museum are two Swiss built locomotives, considered to be the first electric locomotives to be ever run in India. Its 234 ton locomotive is believed to be one of the largest in the world.

Patiala State Monorail Trainways built as early as in 1907 is still in running condition after its due restoration. This train is a symbol of excellence of rail service in India.

Salons of Prince of Wales and also of Indian Maharajas are also on display. These locomotives remind visitors of the royal era of India.

The Rail Museum also displays several pictures and facts about Indian railways. The Rail auditorium at the Museum is popular with many organizations and regular programmes are held at the auditorium.


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