National Rail Museum is one of important tourism destination to must see in India. Delhi is the capital and biggest north indian city. It is world famous for food and travel. Here are many ancient places to must see while traveling here. National Rail Museum of chanakyapuri delhi is one of them. It is approximately 10 acers in total land. India’s railways has a route length of approximately 41826 Miles. It encapsulates the history of indian railway. It is closed on monday and national holidays. A toy train offers rides around that site on regular days. The opening time is 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday. Last entry 4.30 pm, last 1:8 toy train and joy train round at 4:45pm.
History of National Rail Museum
Now we are guiding you about the history of National Rail Museum of delhi. It was 1st opened in 1962 under the advisement of rail enthusiast Michael Graham Sat-ow. Construction began in 1970 and on 7 October 1971. It was open on 1-Feb-1977.
Below are the trains details about National Rail Museum of delhi.
Patiala State Monorail Trainways
This unique steam monorail was built in 1907. The train is based on the Ewing System and connected the town of Bassi with the city of Sirhind-Fatehgarh, approximately 9.7 km (6 mi) apart. This unique train system consists of a single-rail track on which the load-carrying wheel runs, while large iron wheels on either side keep the train upright.
It was design by Orenstein & Koppel of Berlin. The two are now in working condition and are on display at the museum.
The world’s oldest working steam locomotive in operational service.
Morris Fire Engine
The Morris Fire Engine was built by the fire engineers John Morris and Sons Ltd of Salford, Lancashire, in 1914.
Saloon of The Prince of Wales
It was built for the Prince of Wales for his visit to India.
Saloon of The Maharaja of Indore
It was the saloon car of Holkar Maharaja of Indore.
Saloon of The Maharaja of Mysore
It was the personal saloon car of the Maharaja of Mysore.
Electric locomotive 4502
Here is important details about Electric Locomotive 4502 which we can see now in National Rail Museum of delhi. This 1928 WCG-1 locomotive belonged to the Great Indian Peninsular Railway(presently Central Railway). It is one of India’s first generation 1,500 V DC electric locomotives, which were known as khakis(English: crabs) since they make a curious moaning sound when at rest, and while in motion the linkage emits an unusual swishing sound. Its unusual features included an articulated body, which made it ideal for use in heavily curved sections of the Ghat mountains. The WCG-1 was in operation as a shunting locomotive until 1994 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
National Rail Museum More Trains Details
Below are some more trains details about National Rail Museum of delhi.
Electric locomotive Sir Roger Lumley
Here we are sharing some important details about Electric locomotive Sir Roger Lumley which we can see in National Rail Museum of delhi. This WCP-1 engine has unique wheel arrangements. These locomotives were supplied by the Vulcan Foundry, UK, in 1930. They were electric locomotives operating under 1,500 V DC. A prototype of this locomotive is on display at the Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai.
Below are list of some more trains to see in National Rail Museum of Delhi.
Steam Locomotive A-885 HASANG
Electric Locomotive YCG -E1/21900
MG Diesel SR 203 (Fowler Diesel)
Fireless steam locomotive
Matheran Rail Car No. 8899
Kalka Shimla Railbus
He was an Indian politician, writer, journalist, and freedom fighter.
He was a senior Indian National Congress leader. From 4 April 1971 – 13 June 1973 he was the 7th cheaf minister of UP. He was also a Union Minister for Indian Railways. He was born on 3-sep-1905 & was died on 1990 at the age of approximately 95 years. In building process of National Rail Museum of delhi he played important role.
Varahagiri Venkata Giri
He is one of great man who played a great role in building process of National Rail Museum of delhi. He was the 4th President of india who was born on 10 August 1894 in Berhampur Odisha to a Telugu-speaking Niyogi Brahmin family & was died on 24-June-1980. V.V Giri Ji was the only person to be elected as an independent candidate. He was succeeded by Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed as President in 1974. During the First World War, he travelled from Dublin to London and met with Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi wanted for Giri to join the Imperial war effort as a Red Cross Volunteer. Giri initially acceded to Gandhi’s request but later regretted his decision. According to one of Giri’s biographers, “Gandhiji with his characteristic magnanimity relieved Giri of the obligation to join the Red Cross and did not breathe a word about it to anyone. He was active in both Indian and Irish politics during his studies.
Giri was called to the Irish Bar on 21 June 1916 but he did not complete his studies for BA in UCD. Indian students were subjected to police raids following the 1916 Rising and Giri recounts how he was served with one month’s notice to leave Ireland on 1 June 1916.
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