Finnish Railway Museum

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A painstakingly restored British 0-6-0 "Neilson and Company" C1 steam locomotive, used in Finland from 1869 well into the 1920s, preserved at the Finnish Railway Museum.

The Finnish Railway Museum (Finnish: Suomen Rautatiemuseo) is located in Hyvinkää, Finland. It was originally founded in 1898 and located in Helsinki. The museum was moved to Hyvinkää in 1974.

The museum is on the original station and yard site of the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway. In addition to the station building, there is a roundhouse and several other preserved buildings, mainly from the 1870s.

Unique objects are on display, including the only surviving imperial train of the Russian Emperor. The locomotives include the British Neilson and Company locomotive (0-6-0 No 1427) dating 1869, a British Beyer Peacock locomotive dating from 1868, and a 2-10-0 steam locomotive Tr2 1319 ALCO No 75214 built 1947, which is one of 20 Russian locomotive class Ye sold to Finland.

The museum also has a live steam backyard railroad track, where train rides are offered to the public during special run days in the summer months.

Museum Locomotives[edit]

Image Class Number Wheel arrangement Type Manufacturer Serial number Built Notes (including nickname)
Finland A5 1.JPG A5 58 4-4-0 Passenger steam locomotive Helsingfors / VRHki Valtionrautatiet, Helsingin konepaja 2 1875 "Lankkihattu"
Finland Beyer1.JPG B1 9 0-4-2ST Shunting steam locomotive Beyer, Peacock & Co. 846 1868 The oldest preserved locomotive in Finland, "Ram"
Loco21.jpg C1 21 0-6-0 Freight steam locomotive Neilson and Company 1427 1869 The second oldest preserved locomotive in Finland, "Bristollari"
Finland Hannoversche2.JPG C5 110 0-6-0 Freight steam locomotive Hanomag 1477 1882 "Bliksti"
Finland SocieteSuisse1.JPG Sk1 124 2-6-0 Mixed-traffic steam locomotive Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works 405 1885 "Little Brown"
Forney044.jpg F1 132 0-4-4RT Passenger steam locomotive Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works 434 1886 "Felix"
Kauklahti 1920.jpg Vk3 489 2-6-4 Local passenger steam locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 1909 "Iita"
Finnish460.jpg VR Class Hv1 555 4-6-0 Passenger steam locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 264 1915 "Heikki", Hv1 555 only was nicknamed "Princess"
Kerava train station 1950s.png VR Class Pr1 776 2-8-2T Local Passenger Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 1926 "Paikku"
Finland Sk3 1.JPG Sk3 49 2-6-0 Mixed Traffic Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy No 49 400 1903 "Grandmother"
Tr1 Toijala.jpg VR Class Tr1 1033 2-8-2 Freight Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 503 1941 "Risto"
Tr1 Toijala.jpg VR Class Tr1 1096 2-8-2 Freight Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 972 1957 "Risto", No 1096 stored
Tr2Locomotive.jpeg VR Class Tr2 1319 2-10-0 Heavy Freight Steam Locomotive ALCO 75214 1947 Nicknamed "Truman". Similar to Russian locomotive class Ye
Borsig-Leena.jpg VR Class Vk4 68 0-4-0T Light Replacement Steam Locomotive Borsig Lokomotiv Werke (AEG) 1910 "Leena", Oldest working broad gauge locomotive in Finland
VR Class Vr1 669 photo1.JPG VR Class Vr1 669 0-6-0T Shunting Steam Locomotive Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG, 10264 1923 "Hen"
Vr3kukko.jpg VR Class Vr3 755 0-10-0T Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 1926 "Rooster" / 'Cockerel", stored
RRO 2.JPG VR Class Rro 2 0-4-0T Narrow Gauge Steam locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 230 1914
Tve2 Hy.jpg VR Class Tve2 (OTSO2) 8 Small Shunting Engine Saalasti Oy 1962-1964
Dr12 2216 Rm.jpg VR Class Dr12 C'C' Diesel-electric locomotive Valmet / Terex The Dr12 was known as the Hr12 until 1976, "Huru"
VR Dr13 2349.JPG VR Class Dr13 2349 C'C' Diesel-electric locomotive Alstom, Lokomo, Valmet “Alsti”, “Alstikka”, “Alspommi”, “Myymäläauto” (“Mobile shop)
Hr11 1953.jpg VR Class Hr11 1950 B'B' Diesel Locomotive Valmet 1955 stored
VR Class Vk11 101 B Petrol-paraffin locomotive Ab Slipmaterial, Västervik 1930
Lättähattu (Dm7), Naantalin rata, Naantali, 1.8.2010 (4).JPG VR Class Dm7 4020 (1A)(A1) Diesel Multiple Unit Valmet Oy Lentokonetehdas, Tampere, 68
VR Class Ds1 1 1A A1 Diesel Multiple Unit VR Pasilan Konepaja 3 1928

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Coordinates: 60°37′35″N 024°51′02″E / 60.62639°N 24.85056°E / 60.62639; 24.85056