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Railroad Museum

Railway Restoration and Reconstruction

bigger textColonia, Uruguay is the major Railway museum. Station, Signal Box and the Warehouse, have been constructed as a true copy of original railway buildings. The wagons that are parked in front of her, are Railway Heritage Uruguay landmarks.

All, without exception, have been restored to its original state, following the drawings. With period details. Through each one of them is a trip to the past century, is to revive our history. Like the great museums of the world, each wagon is a valuable piece of history.

Historical items inside the station

Bigger textEverything in the station is original, benchs, the hood, the truck to carry the packages, and announcements… Inside the boss room, is an exposition of valuable pieces that has been collected over the past five years.
The first ones had been obtained in the borders of AFE (State Railways Administration). Others, who were in private hands, were acquired for the safety of railway heritage. So we can all enjoy this great show of transport that has united all the towns: The Railroad.

Is the best place to meet, to live a magical moment, returning to the past.
Part of the charm of a train tour, is visit the dining car. But you can also find a sleeper car and have a drink at the bar.

The Wagons

Ampliar textoWagon Nº13, Car No. 13 is one of the first six halls belonging to the class "10" "Central Uruguay Railway" (Ns. 11 to 16). In 1929 the company imported 6 metal racks manufactured by the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co. of Birmingham to build locally 6 passenger "modern” lounge.

The global crisis of 30, delayed the planned construction. Meanwhile, the racks were used to rail platforms numbered from 6585 to 6590 between 1930 and 1937 approximately. Finally, in 1938 Peñarol were built the six chambers, all of 1st. Class with 56 seats, folding tables (and therefore be used as dining rooms).

This is without a doubt the most important and representative group of rail hauled and preserved in Uruguay.
Rooms were the first passengers had mechanical actuators to raise and lower the windows. In addition, Ns. 12 and 13, were equipped with heating, another new.

Wagon Nº14, It is a dormitory belonging to the 4th class (N 38 to 41). It had 18 beds and they were bulit at Peñarol Workshops in 1912.

Ampliar textoCoche Nº 151 fue construido en 1889 por la firma "Gloucester Carriage & Wagon Co." de Inglaterra, por encargo del "Ferrocarril Midland" para sus servicios de pasajeros. Numerado en esta empresa como "E2", constituyó junto a su gemelo "E1", parte del parque inicial original de material rodante del F.C. Midland. Afe lo renumeró 151 alrededor de 1956. Coche Nº 560, se trata del primer furgón de pasajeros original del "Uruguay Great Eastern Rwy. Co.". Fue construido por la firma "Brown & Marshall" de Inglaterra en 1891 o 1893 (hay documentación discordante al respecto). Este coche, fue numerado como "1", manteniendo esa numeración en la empresa sucesora "Uruguay East Coast Rwy Co." En algún momento entre la adquisición de esta empresa por el Estado en 1919 y el año 1925, fue renumerado "203". Más tarde, antes de 1939 fue transformado a Coche Sanidad Nº 42, número con que llegó a AFE donde fue renumerado como "560" alrededor de 1956. 

Wagon Bar and Cafe
in and near railway station

Bigger textDrinks and snacks, tea, cakes and cookies, cake and mate, You can enjoy with your friends.

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Gift Shop

Bigger textEvery museum has a gift shop, which offers a varied selection of memories of the unforgettable moment that we live to remember tomorrow or share with a friend.
So, if you could travel back in time, can not return to the XXI century without a memory, a piece of history, that pose looked upon him or to use it, do it to feel the taste of that time more glamorous, stronger, and romantic ...

Railroad library and bookstore

Bigger textIf your visit trough the past with the wagons and station is not enough. If you want to enter to the fantastic Trains World, into Nicolas Mianovich dream or in the life of these countries in the erliest twentieth Century. A wagon full of ancient texts, journals and publications of the period, pictures and postcards stale, are waiting for you. All exposed to view. All digitilized, so you can easily access to the material...