Mysore Rail Museum
The Railway Museum was established in the year 1979 by Indian Railways, This is the second such museum after the National Railway Museum in Delhi. The museum is located opposite to the Central Food Technology and Research Institute. The museum depicts the locomotives and and pictures and paintings depicting the growth of Indian railways over the years.
The Main highlight of this museum is Sri Ranga Pavilion, The two royal coaches that belonged to the Maharaja of Mysore. The museum has the `Maharani’s saloon’ carriage that has a kitchen, dining car unit and royal toilet dating back to 1899 and an Austin rail motor car. The Maharaja of Mysore contributed with his royal carriages enriching the treasure of the Railway Museum in Mysore. Other features includes the Chamundi Gallery where a number of black and white photographs and paintings have been displayed. Steam engines including the first steam engine and signaling accessories from the beginning of the railways in India are interesting to see. Also a steam water pump of 1934 and a hand-operated crane of 1885 are displayed. The museum has a battery-operated mini-train giving a short ride for children on the grounds.
Other Major attractions
- ES 506 4-6-2 is the first locomotive at the entrance.
- An Austin rail-motor car
- A W.G. Bagnall #1625 which was made in 1900 for Khushalgarh – Kohat – Thal Railway
- Class E #37244 4-4-4T from SIR built by North British Locomotive Co. in 1920.
- Class TS/1 #37338 2-6-2T from SR, made by W.G. Bagnall in 1932 for Mysore State Railways.
- A YP #2511 made by Telco in 1963.
Rail Museum Timings
10.00 am – 01.00 pm
03.00 pm – 05.00 pm
Except on Mondays
How to reach
Railway Museum is just opposite to the entrance of Central Food Technology and Research Institute (CFTRI) on KRS Road. It is around 3 kms from the city centre, buses ply through the museum.