NAIROBI RAILWAYS MUSEUM

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NAIROBI RAILWAYS MUSEUM

Kenya Railway Museum (Nairobi Railway Museum) is located in an old railway building along Uhuru Highway. It provides answers to many unanswered questions concerning the early history of the rail and Kenya’s development.

Nairobi Railway museum consists of the Main Gallery, the Resource Center, the auditorium and an outdoor collection of locomotives, wagons and coaches.

The museum has maintained its rail connection. This allows for the efficient movement of museum exhibits for maintenance etc. It also allows additions to the collection to be easily placed on site.

The three operational* steam locomotives are stored securely under cover within the main railway works. Inquire at the museum to see if it is possible to make an appointment to view them.[1]These three steam locomotives are used occasionally on tourist excursions within the metro Nairobi area and to Naivasha and Konza.

The museum's collection of locomotives is increasing with the addition of some early diesel locomotives and, examples of passenger coaches. Recently (January 2011) a working miniature railway has also been installed.

These locomotives were ordered before the outbreak of World War 2 but were delivered later in 1940. The 12 members of the class were named after administrative districts of Kenya and Uganda. Originally numbered 77 - 88 they became EAR 5701 - 5712. Karamoja was withdrawn from Mombasa in 1973. NAIROBI RAILWAYS