Railway Museum, Nairobi

Railway Museum, Nairobi (must see)

The Railway Museum is just next to the Nairobi Rail Station and showcases the golden age of rail travel from the now defunct East African Railways. There are plenty of displays of steam and diesel locomotives that all date from the late 19th century to before World War II. The various passenger cars, trucks and rolling stock make for fascinating viewing as they take you back into the past, when travel was a true adventure. At the museum you can also learn about the laying of the railway, as laborers had to overcome extreme conditions and people-eating lions that attacked the camps and put a stop to construction. The museum was opened in 1971 and is today maintained by Kenya Railways. A miniature railway has recently been added to the Railway Museum.

The museum is still connected to the railways and there are often restored locomotives that head out on sightseeing excursions. The current curator of the museum has plans to substantially increase this side of the museum’s operations to bring the locomotive past to life for visitors. The pride of the museum is the Class EB3 2409 locomotive, which has been fully restored to its former splendor and is now fully functional. The Railway Museum is open seven days a week, including most public holidays.
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Sight Name: Railway Museum
Sight Location: Nairobi, Kenya (See walking tours in Nairobi)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles

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