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108 Years Old Monorail now operational at National Rail Museum
 
Once used by Maharaja of Patiala, monorail hauled by steam locomotives is one of its kind in the world 108 Years Old Monorail now operational at National Rail Museum

Indian Railways rich heritage is open for visitors at National Rail Museum (NRM), Chanakayapuri, New Delhi. One important heritage attraction at NRM is 108 yrs old monorail which was used by Maharaja of Patiala, Lt. Shri Bhupinder Singh. Recently, National Rail Museum took initiative to start this train on every Thursday for visitors. This monorail hauled by steam locomotives is one of its kinds in the world. A journey in this monorail is a unique experience. In addition to this visitors can also experience other unique exhibits at the museum.

Focus of rail heritage in India108 Years Old Monorail now operational at National Rail Museum


National Rail Museum (NRM) is the focus of Rail Heritage of India, a source of fascination and interest in Railways for all. Formally inaugurated on the 1st of February, 1977, this one-of-its-kind museum in Asia has an interesting collection of history, heritage, romance, nostalgia, fun, leisure and entertainment, all at one place. Sprawling over 10 acres in Chanakya Puri, New Delhi, it comprises an indoor gallery devoted to the display of various exhibits, models, records, photographs, coat of arms, documents etc. over 100 real size exhibits display the glory of the bygone era. The Museum promises to take the visitors on an exciting journey into the Railway history and heritage and depict their contribution to the industrial and economic progress of the country. 

Converted into National Rail Museum in 1995108 Years Old Monorail now operational at National Rail Museum


Though initially thought of in 1962, the idea for opening of Transport Museum took a concrete shape in 1970 under the advise of Mr.Michael Graham Satow a rail enthusiast. V.V Giri, the then President of India, laid the foundation stone for the Rail Transport Museum (R.T.M) at its present site in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on October 7, 1971. The Rail Transport Museum was planned as a part of a larger complex covering the history of Railways, Roadways, Airways and Water-ways in India, which later on developed into a full-fledged National Rail Museum in the year 1995.

Maximum number of rail simulators in world108 Years Old Monorail now operational at National Rail Museum


The first of its kind in the country, The National Rail Museum covers a land area of over 11 acres and the indoor gallery comprises an elegantly designed octagonal building, housing six display galleries, and a large open display area laid out to simulate the atmosphere of a railway yard. The museum was inaugurated by Kamlapati Tripathi, then Minister of Railways on 1st February, 1977. Keeping in mind the changing mode of communication with the upcoming operation the Museum undergoes upgradation regularly. The Museum houses maximum number of Rail Simulator anywhere in the world. State-of-art, 3D virtual reality technology takes visitors back in time. The Indoor Gallery uses digital and mobile technologies to make the visit interactive, educational and engaging. The Museum has an array of mobile apps and websites that allows a train lover to interact with the exhibit remotely. 3D Virtual tours and indoor positioning system to help the visitors to find their way and access content selectively is on cards. The Museum intends to create a rail community allowing people to comments as well as contributed ideas for improvement Museum.

Largest collection of real size rail exhibits108 Years Old Monorail now operational at National Rail Museum

The Museum collection is the largest collection of Railway real life size exhibits and other rail components in the country. The Museum houses locomotives and coaches from the princely states across the Indian Subcontinent. The Patiala State Mono Rail (PSMT) and the John Morris Fire Engine are the rarest operational exhibits of its kind in the world. Museum houses a large collection of Steam Locomotive made of Iron and Steel and also wooden coaches collected across the country. The Museum undergoes the continuous activity of restoration of these exhibits. Some of these activities are undertaken by workshops/units of the various Zones of Indian Railways.

 
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