Railroad Museum 700 models and masterpieces that tell the history of trains in Egypt

It houses a museum Railroad A number of rare and historical collections and artifacts that represent the history of the railways in Egypt, which is the museum that was built on October 26, 1932, and was opened to visitors on January 15, 1933 in Ramses Square to tell the history of trains in Egypt and to be the nucleus of a scientific and artistic museum in Egypt on the occasion of the conference International Railways in January 1933, and the Authority Museum reopened in March 2016.

According to the official website of the Egyptian Railways, the Railway Museum contains nearly 700 models and exhibits, and a set of documents, maps and statistical data, all of which show the development of transport and railways, so it is considered a historical technical institute that contains research and studies for the maximum possible knowledge of transportation in The modern era and past eras.

The museum has several artistic sections: some of them display means of transportation since ancient times, especially among the ancient Egyptians. There is a three-dimensional model that shows how the pharaohs used to transport a statue weighing 60 tons on a “crawler” with an engineering system, and there are models showing the means of transportation and transportation in the era of the Greeks and Romans, and other simple transportation that was It depends on the strength of man and animals.

In the sections of the railways, a large group of models are presented explaining the developments of the first locomotives in the world and Egypt, among which one has a historical value as it is the first idea of ‚Äč‚Äčlocomotives that appeared in the world in 1783, another for the first locomotive that traveled in Egypt in 1854, and a third of the normal size developed into two parts showing all the parts The interior of the locomotive, which is hidden from view, and then a large range of models of locomotives, wagons, and various private salons, old and recent, which show the development of the Egyptian railways from its inception in 1854 until the latest electric diesel locomotives.

In another section, a group of ancient and modern signaling devices shows how locomotives were directed in the past by the human hand and how they developed into a mechanism that directs locomotives in their course to various lines and avoids accidents and dangers, and then proceeded in their development until they became electrical signals.

While the stations and bridges section includes models and pictures of a group of old and modern stations and others for some types of railway bridges, including fixed and mobile, showing the minutes of their construction, development and history, and the museum includes its office containing a large number of volumes and historical, technical and statistical books on transportation and railways in Egypt and abroad.

The Railway Museum also includes an integrated set of references and three-dimensional and written documents of artistic and historical value that benefit the engineer, student, maker and craft owner and benefit from all science and art lovers, seekers of research and perusal, and it also prepares everyone to know the details of the ancient and modern means of transport.
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