The Railway Museum at Mysore, India is an outdoor exhibit of vintage locomotives.

The Railway Museum was established in 1979 by Indian Railways, the second such museum after the National Railway Museum in Delhi. The museum is opposite the Central Food Technology and Research Institute on Krishnaraja Sagar Road. It has locomotives and a gallery of photographs and paintings depicting the growth of railways in India. Railway signals and lights are also displayed. The museum has a battery-operated mini-train giving a short ride for children on the grounds.


Exhibits

Austin Railway Car

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The picture at left is a 1925 model Austin, originally an automobile made for running on road. It was later sold to a scrap dealer. A railway employee brought this car from the scrap dealer and restored it. However, he made few major changes to the car. He fitted rail wheels to the car and removed the steering. Thus it began its journey as railcar. It was used for carrying inspection officials on track. It could carry six people.


MG Steam Locomotive - YP-2511

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YP2511 was built by Telco in 1963. It is a meter gauge steam engine. The plate containing YP 2511 boiler's details mentions that the boiler was built in 1957. The boiler was numbered 2352.



NG Steam Locomotive - 119 E

NG Steam Locomotive - 119 E
NG Steam Locomotive - 119 E

This North Western Railway NG Tank Loco No. 119 E used firewood as fuel instead of coal. It was built by W.G. Bagnall Ltd.,

England in 1900. Wheel Configuration: 2-4-2 Height: 3429 mm




NG Steam Locomotive-E-506

NG Steam Locomotive-E-506
NG Steam Locomotive-E-506

This is a narrow gauge steam locomotive with 4-6-2 wheel arrangement was supplied to Mysore State Railway (MSR). An ‘E’ class

locomotive rebuilt with a super-heater but not reclassified as ES class, became a Southern Railway locomotive and was renumbered 506

in 1957. It was a part of a batch of three locomotives (4237-9) supplied by Kerr, Stuart and Co.Ltd., England (KS) in 1922. The MSR also had another six E, ES & ES1 class locomotives, all built by KS. The ES was used for mixed traffic operations on the Bangalore- Bangarapet line. They also worked on Kolar District & Bangalore-Chikballapur Railway.


MG Steam Locomotive -TS 37338

MG Steam Locomotive -TS 37338
MG Steam Locomotive -TS 37338

This 2-6-2T was manufactured by W.G.Bagnall Ltd., Stafford, England in 1932 for Mysore State Railway. The TS was a metre

gauge suburban tank engine, used on slow passenger services on the Bangalore-Tumkur line.




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