Israel Railway Museum

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Israel Railway Museum
Museum
Industry Museum
Founded 1983
Headquarters Haifa, Israel
Area served
Israel
Key people
Paul Cotterell (Curator)
Parent Israel Railways
Website Israel Railways: About the Israel Railway Museum

Israel Railway Museum (Hebrew: מוזיאון רכבת ישראל‎‎) is the national railway museum of Israel, located in Haifa. The railway museum is owned by Israel Railways and is located at the Haifa East Railway Station which nowadays no longer serves passengers.


Features[edit]

The museum features the railway history of Israel, its predecessor states and neighbouring countries back to 1892. The location itself is an attraction, as it was the shed for the Jezreel Valley branch of the former Hejaz Railway. The museum features a collection of rolling stock, signs, tickets and other items. The museum has both an indoor and an outdoor section, with the indoor section having been renovated in 2000.[1]

Hejaz Railway locomotive No. 10

Some notable exhibits[edit]

A compartment inside saloon coach No. 98

Opening hours[edit]

Tender of Palestine Railways P class 4-6-0 steam locomotive No. 62
Part of the preserved Haifa East station building at the museum

The museum is open Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 to 15:30.[1] Payment is by cash or cheque at the door.[1]

The museum is at Haifa East railway station but passenger trains do not stop there. However, by prior arrangement with the museum manager, groups of 25 people or more who are visiting the Railway Museum may arrange for an intercity train to stop at Haifa East.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Visiting the Museum". Fun. Israel Railways. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Ann (2006-11-11). "A train lover's joy". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  3. ^ Cotterell, 1984, page 54

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Coordinates: 32°48′40.29″N 35°0′24.16″E / 32.8111917°N 35.0067111°E / 32.8111917; 35.0067111