Saturday, January 04, 2014

Day 5 - The Railway Museum, Mysore

The Railway Museum, situated next to the Railway Station in Mysore, is a fun place to spend a couple of hours, especially if you have train-crazy children.  

It is mostly open-air, with actual steam engines, diesel engines, coaches and bogies.   You can get inside coaches and engines, and get a feel of it all!  There are quite a few boards which explain each installation.

Forgive me for the quality of images - they were taken with a mobile camera.

Puttachi pretending to drive a steam engine.

 Awed by the size of the wheels - they were taller than Puttachi.

A crane-train.

An old Austin that was rescued from a British scrapyard, given railway wheels, and used to ferry inspection engineers.

An inside view of the coach of the Maharani of Mysore.  The entire coach consisted of the Maharani's bedroom, sitting room, servant's quarters and toilet, cook's quarters and toilet, kitchen, dining room, luggage room - all of which fascinated Puttachi.

There is even a toy train with a very short journey, but was enough to excite Puttachi.  Here's a view of the Mysore railway station from the toy train. 


Madhu said...

Lovely post! I did not know there was such a museum inspite of so many Mysore visits.

Radhika said...

Every time we visit Mysore, we plan to go here but skip it. Hope to make it this year :-)

Shruthi said...

Madhu, Nor did I, actually. But apparently, its been around for quite a long time. Lately, I've been hearing about it a lot, though.

Radhika, hope you do! :)

Anonymous said...

We visited it regularly every year during our annual Holiday when my children were young. :) many memories.

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