On the tracks amidst the grass where one can wander at will, stand seventy nine real life exhibits. These represent some of the most exquisite specimens of railway locomotives, cars and rolling stock ever seen in India, ranging from the dimunitive 'CS' and 'Hasang', (two of the smallest locomotives to run in India), to the massive Garratt locomotive, the 234 tonne behemoth hulking among the pygmies.
So join me then, on a fascinating journey into the hoary past of India's railways.
CLICK HERE FOR A LAYOUT PLAN OF THE NRM OUTDOOR DISPLAY YARD
(Courtesy Harsh Vardhan. Our special thanks to D.S.Hanspal, Sr. Research Asst. at the NRM for having drawn this layout plan for us)
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THE FIRST EXHIBIT that greets you as you enter the museum gates is the old Palace on Wheels Rake with the TJ locomotive on the lead.
JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE AND THE OTHERS ON THIS PAGE FOR NOW. WE WILL DWELL ON THEM IN DETAIL ON OUR WAY OUT.
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Walking towards the museum buildings, we come across the SOUVENIR COUNTER. (Click on the words 'SOUVENIR COUNTER' to visit the page dedicated to this department of the National Rail Museum.)
As I said earlier, we shall dwell upon these in detail later, on our way out.
Lets continue our walk towards the museum building.
On the way, checkout the WHISTLE SECTION , where you can hear four different types of whistles on payment of a fee. You can see the whistles themselves mounted on the horizontal bar just below the flags. In the background is the joy train station.
We finally reach the glass house which originally housed the Fairy Queen, but is now home to the RAMGOTTY, and this is where our tour of the outdoor exhibits really begins.
Check out this poster on the glass of the Fairy Queen's house, which publicises the Fairy Queen's tourist train workings from Delhi to Alwar in October each year. (CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL TO ENLARGE THE POSTER, OR CLICK ON THE WORDS 'Fairy Queen's tourist train workings' for details of the excursions.
OK, WE HAVE REACHED THE MUSEUM BUILDING NOW.
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In case you wish to see the indoor exhibits first, follow the link in the table at the bottom of this page.
But whatever you do, ENJOY !!!
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