In the museum large volume of restoration works has been carried out, the entrance hall is completely updated, considerable amount of works on restoration and repairment of exhibits has been conducted as well. In the Museum 13 vapor engines of historical series, 18 locomotives, 3 electric locomotives, various wagons and the most interesting samples of repair and construction equipment of last century are exposed.
The oldest sample of railway engine which can be seen here is an OV engine 1534 (“The Lamb”) 700 horsepowers, made in 1914, It developed the speed of 55 km/h. The most powerful engine presented in the museum is P 36 ( “Victory” ) it has about 3000 horsepowers. The engine as absolutely new vehicle was invented in 1833-1834 by Efim and Makar Cherepanovs and was used up to 1956 when cars were transferred to diesel traction. Interesting sample of the new period is the maneuverable locomotive of 1961 which could reach the speed of 60 km/h.
In a separate carriage (Issue 1934 ) placed a small museum of the history of the Uzbek railway. In addition to full-scale mock-ups of museum exhibits and numerous maps tracing rail tracks, here collected samples of communication which once were widely applied during the passage of the railway trains are placed.
For example, here it is possible to see the telegraph of Morse, and also to examine the principle of its work. And also telegraph of 40`s resembling a typewriter, manual and electric punchers by means of which cashiers struck dates of departure and arrival of trains, and banknotes of that time by which the wages were paid out during railroad construction.
Special attention is given electric token system DS Treger – a device that provides the movement of trains on single-track lines. Wand Released served on the train ferrying occupation . Kerosene lantern which is stored in the museum, dating back to more than 100 years, was also an important “assistant” on the railways.
Here you can also familiarize yourself with the device and the principle of the conventional engine. It has three components – a tender , where coal and water are placed , operator’s cabin where the furnace and boiler are located. The energy of steam formed moved the engine and it literally “ran” forward on the rails. 18 tons of coal and 27 tons of water loaded Into the tender which sufficed only on 100 km. Therefore successfully to continue a way on each piece of 100 km there were water towers supplying engines with water. There a sample of such tower stands near the museum and such ones still remain in Dzhizak, Samarkand and Bukhara..
Today, the museum operates narrow gauge Children’s Railway (distance between the rails – 78 mm ) , on which the wheel excursion train . It hosts interesting sightseeing tours for visitors , of which there are always many – both adults and children. And for students of schools of a railway profile each new academic year begins with visit to this museum.
The Tashkent Museum of railway equipment is the repository of the history of technical culture.
The Museum has many friends , lovers of railways around the world . Over the years of existence the Museum helped many young people to come to love the railroads and to devote their lives to it. Parents bring their children and grandchildren.
The Museum Administration is always ready to help and accepts with great pleasure your business proposals, wishes and a kind help. Welcome to the Museum! You will be met here as a dear guest!
Location: Turkistan st, 6, Tashkent, 100060, Uzbekistan.
Tel.: (+998 71) 299-70-40, 259-67-08
Open hours: 9:00 to 18:00 daily