Old Railway Station Museum

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Old Train Station and Railway Museum
Estación de ferrocarriles en Aguascalientes
Complejo Ferrocarrilero Tres Centurias.JPG
Established 1910 (station)[1][2][3]
Location Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Coordinates 21°53′06″N 102°16′52″W / 21.885°N 102.281°W / 21.885; -102.281
Website www.aguascalientes.gob.mx

The Old Train Station and Railway Museum is located in the city of Aguascalientes, in the state of Aguascalientes, in Mexico.

Aguascalientes was once the largest hub in Mexico's rail system, and it held the largest workshop and warehouse complex in all Latin America.

The museum consists of two buildings (old station and old loading warehouse) and wagons. The loading warehouse exhibits railway history in Aguascalientes: the working class wars, the mechanical workshop, the Mexican Revolution, the first trains, the history of locomotive engine No. 40, the opening of the workshops, the derailments, and the origins of the railway.

The museum is housed in four of the forty-eight huge departments, the oldest rooms that used to be part of the railway installations and which date from the end of the 19th century.

In the "La Estación" building are exhibited aspects of identity and culture. On the first floor there is a re-creation of a living room, a re-creation of the ticket offices, and pictures of the state's baseball team Los Rieleros, and of the city. On the second floor there is a telegraph office and another re-creation of a superintendent's office. It also includes an identity and culture show room where many railway personalities appear, such as Francisco López Medrano, best known as El Trainero, Ventura Salazar, Cornelio Cerecero Salazar, etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrio de la Estación: Estación del Ferrocarril". Gobierno del Estado de Aguascalientes. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Estación del FerrocarrilAguascalientes". Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Estación del tren en Aguascalientes ~ Tips de viajero" (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 October 2011.