Hejaz Railway Museum

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Refurbished terminal station of the Hejaz Railway in downtown Madinah.

The Hejaz Railway Museum (Arabic: متحف سكة الحجاز) in Medina is a railway museum that was opened in 2006.[1] It is on the grounds[2] of the restored[3] historic Ottoman railway station at Medina, locally called استسيون "Istasyōn" (Hejazi pronunciation: [e̞stasˈjo̞ːn, ɪstasˈjo̞ːn]), including a stretch of the historic track and a train shed[4] with originally four tracks. There are several engines and pieces of rolling stock on display, some of which has been transported to the museum from other places along the historic Hejaz railway line. At least one engine has been restored enough to be driveable on the museum tracks. It is, along with the old train station at Mada'in Saleh, one of two museums in Saudi Arabia dedicated to the Hejaz railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article Hejaz Railway Museum Opened Arab News. 21 January 2006
  2. ^ Station Restoration Plan for 2004 at the Medina page of Nabataea.net
  3. ^ Medina Station Restoration Plan at the Medina Nabataea.net
  4. ^ Pictures of the shed restoration among others at the Medina Station Museum Nabataea.net

External links[edit]

  • A list of the eleven locomotives of the Hejaz railway that have survived including six at Medina is cited here, discussing the origin of some. Most of the information is taken from the German book “Die Hedschas-Bahn – Eine Deutsche Eisenbahn in der Wüste”, by Dieter Noll/Benno Bickel/Ahmad v. Denffer, DGEG, 1995.
  • Picture gallery with pictures among others of the fully restored functional engine 105 according to the plate on this picture.

Coordinates: 24°27′42.01″N 39°36′0.69″E / 24.4616694°N 39.6001917°E / 24.4616694; 39.6001917