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The National rail museum situated in the nation’s capital New Delhi exhibits the mammoth leap of Indian railways across decades of growth and development. It houses some ultimate rarities of the railway history in terms of the rail models and engines that are no more in use and can only be found in this museum for a glance into its glorious past. Just as diverse the nation is, so goes for its railway models. The museum that roofs some star attractions has the fairy queen engine with the oldest and also one of the smallest engines in the world. This steam engine which used to function during the mid 19th century still works well and still carries tourists who come to visit the attraction during the peak season for just once in a month. The entrance of this museum is flocked by one of kind locomotives, coaches, wagons varying in shapes and sizes.
The diversity that it portrays is worth a note as a visitor can see a massive ton Beyer Garratt standing next to a petite Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is two feet narrow gauge locomotive. Or one can also find a royal carriage saloon of some maharaja next to a third class coach. Another attraction of the place is a mono rail that belonged to the Maharaja of Patiala built in the year 1909. The oddly designed train has just a single rail as the name suggests. The train just has a central rail along with wheels that assist in its movement and the surprising fact is that this monumental train still makes a trip every Sunday across the museum.
There are also some engines that are not a part of India like the huge Swiss engines gracing the museum. These 2 engines were the very first electric engines introduced in our nation way back. Also there is a 234 ton weighing largest locomotive of the world standing in the museum. Apart from the above mentioned models there are other engines too like the environment friendly fireless engine, a collection of narrow gauged models, a variety of royal saloons on wheels, some note worthy coaches and also an armored car that was used for transportation. The museum also roofs a gallery that has various models, pictures and facts about the descent of Indian Railways. A visit to the national rail museum would be no less than a journey straight to the history of railways.