Railway Heritage Centre, Tiruchirappalli

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Railway Heritage Centre
இரயில்வே பாரம்பரிய மையம்
A vintage steam locomotive at the entrance of Tiruchirappalli Junction
A vintage steam locomotive at the entrance of Tiruchirappalli Junction
Established 18 February 2014; 4 years ago (2014-02-18)

Near Rail Kalyana Mandapam (Community Hall)
Tiruchirappalli Junction,

PIN - 620 001
Coordinates 10°47′48″N 78°41′09″E / 10.7967°N 78.6858°E / 10.7967; 78.6858Coordinates: 10°47′48″N 78°41′09″E / 10.7967°N 78.6858°E / 10.7967; 78.6858
Type Heritage centre
Accreditation Ministry of Culture (India)
Director Divisional Railway Manager,
Tiruchirappalli railway division
Owner Southern Railway zone, Chennai
Public transit access Central Bus Stand Bus interchange
Tiruchirappalli Junction Mainline rail interchange
Nearest car park On site

The Railway Heritage Centre is a railway museum–cum–heritage centre for rail exhibits at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.


The museum was set up with initial funding of 1 crore (US$160,000) in order to preserve the old artefacts and photographs, rare documents and equipments for posterity and to provide interesting and historic developments of South Indian Railway Company and the its timeline. During early 2013, the construction of the museum began at area of about 9,500 square feet (880 m2),[1] adjacent to the Rail Kalyana Manadapam (Community Hall), near Tiruchirappalli Junction[2] and formally inaugurated on 18 February 2014 at a final cost of 1.5 crore (US$230,000).[3]


The museum which is a part of erstwhile South Indian Railway’s sesquicentennial celebrations has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Some of the indoor exhibits includes, old documents and digital archives (rare photographs, maps, gazettes, railway manuals and books used during the British Raj) and epoch artefacts (old lamps used at stations made up of "China glass", clocks, bells, staff badges, etc.,[1] The outdoor exhibits include a couple a vintage locomotive engines and a functional toy train.[4]


For the visitors, apart from the toy train for the children, shady alcoves and eateries are also provided.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b R. Rajaram (4 March 2013). "Rail museum to chug down memory lane". The Hindu. Tiruchi. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (20 February 2014). "Location of Railway Heritage Centre, Tiruchirappalli" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Tiruchi Rail museum to receive visitors from April". The Hindu. Tiruchi. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Nahla, Nainar (26 July 2013). "Keeping track of railway history". The Hindu. Tiruchi. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

External links

  • Southern Railway – Official Website
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