Railway Museum

The Hungarian Railway Museum was opened on 14 July 2000, on a 7 hectares area at the North Depot. The North Depot was built between 1909 and 1911 and it included barracks, workshops, infrastructural buildings and two turntables with a 22-bay and a 34-bay roundhouse.

The latter was the biggest roundhouse in Historic Hungary and remained undamaged after the WWII, while the smaller building was destroyed in a bomb attack. The museum has a fleet of fifty engines, twelve operational and thirty-eight cosmetically restored, plus a wide range of rolling stock: railcars, self-powered rail cars and hand-carts, inspection cars, steam cranes, snow ploughs and other curiosities.

The Railway Museum is an interactive museum; visitors can travel on a narrow-gauge garden railway, drive a steam engine, travel in a car converted for rails, operate a hand-cart or ride on the turntable.


Copyright ©: Text and photos by Károly Teleki Industrial Heritage Hungary

Source: 1) Railway Museum’s website: vasuttortenetipark.hu 2) Száz éve adták át az Északi Fűtőháztelepet. MTI (szerző). mult-kor.hu, 2011 .