I think everybody enjoyed building railways when we were children. Though air flights are nowadays becoming more and more affordable and popular, there is a certain magic in travelling by train. There could be even more magic if there was a chance to use a time machine across railway history – just like in the Russian railway museum in Saint Petersburg, which recently opened its updated exhibition.
There is a big collection of rare and legendary steam trains, locomotives, electric locomotives, railcars and over 150 other rolling stock dated from the 19th century.
I liked visiting the operator’s cabin, but the most impressive was a walk just under the train. There is also a second floor where there is a panoramic view of all the exhibits and quite some more modern multimedia attractions. Currently, Russian railways belongs to the top 3 biggest railway companies and employs about 1 million people. A nice video in the entrance hall tells the stories of the working days of many of them.