Train World

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Display of Belgian steam locomotives in Train World

Train World is a railway museum in Belgium and the official museum of the National Railway Company of Belgium. It is situated in the preserved buildings of Schaarbeek railway station and in a new shed built to its north. Although scheduled to open in 2014, its opening was delayed until September 2015.[1][2] The Museum was solemnly opened by King Philippe.

The museum is over 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) and displays 22 locomotives. It also displays 1,200 other objects, including an original 19th century railway bridge. One of the most important objects in the museum is the "Pays de Waes" locomotive, dating to 1842, which is the oldest preserved locomotive in Continental Europe.[3]


Exhibits include:

Reserve collection[edit]

Items in the collection, but not on display, include:

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Robinson, Frances (March 19, 2013). "Belgian Train Museum Had a Hard Time Getting on Track". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nouveauté 2015 : Train World, la vitrine des chemins de fer à Bruxelles" (in French). Wallonie-Bruxelles Tourisme. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Belgische treinpatrimonium verzameld in Train World in Schaarbeek". Het Laatste Nieuws. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Smith, Ron (December 2016 – January 2017). "Train World". Locomotives International (105): 18–19. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°52′41″N 4°22′46″E / 50.87806°N 4.37944°E / 50.87806; 4.37944