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.|
|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.