A model of an accident-relief train, a demo of a high speed train and the types of coaches are some of the key exhibits at the Railway Museum
Want to board a steam-powered engine train or get a glimpse of the toy train? If yes, make a trip to the Regional Rail Museum in Perambur this weekend. Situated on the premises of the Integral Coach Factory, the museum is gem for anyone fascinated with trains.
And this summer, it has new attractions to draw in more visitors
According to V. Kalyanasundaram, curator of the museum, the audio-visual room will buzzing with an array programmes, based on themes such as the signal system of a train and manufacturing process inside the ICF. Six shows will be screened in a day. A model of an accident-relief train, a demo of a high speed train and the types of coaches (meter gauge, broad gauge, narrow gauge) are added attractions.
The exhibits provide interesting trivia, which offer an insight into the history and evolution of the Indian Railways, says Mr. Kalyanasundaram. The museum standing on a six-acre land has introduced a number of amusements for families.
The museum has been in existence since 2002 and draws close to 250 people a day. On Sundays, it is much larger (400). The website http://www.icf.indianrailways.gov.in has a lot more details, including how to get there.
There is an entry fee of Rs.10. It is closed on Mondays. On other days, the museum is open from 10. a.m. to 5 p.m. For details call 26146306, 26201014.