Eastern Railway to add more heritage items to Rail Museum
The narrow gauge rake and engine, which were used in the Bandel-Katwa section, will be kept in the museum for the visitors. It may be mentioned that the Rail Museum in Delhi attracts thousands of domestic and foreign visitors, research scholars and students of history every year.
The rake of Sanskriti Express will be preserved at the museum for the visitors. The train had travelled throughout the country during the 150th birth celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore. The new inclusions to the museum have been carried out following the instruction of the general manager RK Gupta to all the principal heads of departments.
The museum was inaugurated on April 7, 2006. The pictorial history of East Indian Railway, Eastern Railway, east Central Railway, east Coast Railway, South Eastern Railway, Northeast Frontier Railway, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and Metro Railway. Old steam locomotives, carriages, saloon cars have been preserved to highlight the gradual transformation that led to the progress of railways. Century old drawings, maps and fascinating collection of philately have been preserved and that have added more value to the museum.
There are five kiosks that depict the evolution of Railway system. The kiosk Vidyut contains a collection of old lamps, fans and calling bells. The old uniforms of ticket collectors, guards, drivers and travelling ticket examiners are preserved in Virasat. The kiosk Doorsanchar displays the signals of the early years of the railways. The old stamps have been preserved under the kiosk Smritiyan. The Kirtistambh contains the brief history of the zonal railways.