Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics

Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics

Railway Technics Museum history

Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics, known among citizens as Museum of engines, started working on the 4th of August, 1989 on railman’s Day. A solemn event was preceded by the exhibition in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Central Asian Railway in 1988. Townsmen and guests of the capital were so impressed by the presented exhibits, that at people’s request the exhibition was kept.

It should be noted, that Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics is included to the World Association of technical museums of railway specialization. And on selection of exhibits Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics is marked as one of the most interesting and memorizable museums among similar ones. So the collection numbers 13 models of trains. The collection also has a “trophy” example, confiscated from the German aggressors during the World War II. There are also about 18 models of diesel locomotives, 3 electric locomotives, wagons and examples of repair and constructional engineering, which were used in the XX century. In general the collection of Museum of Railway Technics numbers 53 trains.

Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics

One of the rarity exhibits of Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics is locomotive Ов  (“Sheep”) of the year 1914. This locomotive was depicted on the stamp of Uzbekistan of 1999. It is said that this locomotive was shotted in the film “Elusive Avengers” and several other films. The locomotive Ов could develop a speed of 55 km per hour.

The most high-powered locomotive in the museum exposition is П36 (“Pobeda” - Victory) with the horsepower of 3000. It is one of the last passenger locomotives, produced in the USSR.

The territory of Tashkent Railway Museum is shady and well-groomed thanks to employees. Those who so desire to see how the trains are arranged inside, can enter some trains. One can also make remarkable photos of Railway Museum in memory.

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The narrow-gauge railway laid along the exposition is of great interest and unusualness. The wideness of the gauge is 750 meters and the length is 420 meters. The excursion train running along the light railway consists of the diesel locomotive ТУ7 and two open wagons.

Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics is close by the Central train station. It is very easy to reach the museum by subway. One exit of metro will take you to the museum.

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Having visited Tashkent Railway Museum you will spend time interestingly. You will learn the history of railways, device of engines and other railway technics.

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