Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway General Manager Shri Vidya Bhushan laid the foundation stone for construction of Rail Heritage Museum at Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar in presence of Shri Sudhir Kumar and other Principal Heads of Departments of ECoR.
The aim to establish a Rail Museum at Bhubaneswar is to preserve the old Railway equipment, to showcase the rich history of Railways in this region, to enlighten the public about railways and its achievements and to boost tourism. Efforts will be taken to preserve the long and vibrant history of Indian Railways as a whole and East Coast Railway in particular along with the rich heritage of the Railways.
Old equipment, instruments, technology devices and models will also be preserved in the Heritage Museum through an impressive display of artefacts, models and photographs. In the indoor section, various documents, old manuals, railway maps, equipment, and photographs from early days of Railways in India are to be put on display that altogether helps visitors to capture the spectacular history and rich heritage. This will also provide facility to the visitors to enhance their knowledge about Indian Railways by spending some informative time here. The outdoor section of the museum will provide old steam locomotives, coaches, wagons, signal systems and many more.