Museo Ferroviario, San Rafael

Founded in 1968, Museo Ferroviario displays a huge collection of transport-related items and historic vehicles. Look through exhibits of railroad lanterns, bells stations, staff clothing, pendulum clocks, and much more before viewing the real highlight--a carefully preserved steam locomotive. Although small, this museum is dedicated to the history of Argentina's railroad system, part of one of the largest rail networks in the world. Arrange to visit Museo Ferroviario and other attractions in San Rafael using our San Rafael attractions app .
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  • A place with 5 rooms, run by a Mrs (Gladys) that tells you fascinating details related to the Museum. The rooms are organized according to the function they met: waiting room: here we find the ticket office, the period furniture and photographs. Communications room: Here you can see computers vials, lanterns for signalling, Telegraph, and other items that were used for communications at that time. Office of the Chief of station: with fireplace open on both sides (very interesting), a table of instructions used to train people who aspired to be drivers. You can see many things recovered from oblivion: English safety deposit boxes, chairs, pots (also English), the old station keys, very cute pictures related to the national history, railway workers, those buttons costumes, stamps, dater of tickets, very old books, outside there is a locomotive, and other elements related to the railroad, such as foxes, trucks, bombs and bodies of management of changes of routes, etc. Opened in 2000, is a municipal museum. It is the building of the former railway station (branch San Martin) whose path was retirement - San Rafael. The floors, walls, ceilings, etc of the station are the originals from the time of opening of the season: 1903. Input value: $5 AR.
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  • We just saw it from the outside because it was early when we passed and was closed. It is located a few blocks from the bus station. The entrance out 5 pesos. It is small, you can visit in a short time.
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  • cute place steeped in history well preserved things beyond the years have is a nice walk for you about the railway in san rafael and as this medium was important to make san rafael tourism and developed as development is not for Miss the place if these in san rafael you got that go learn a lot.
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  • A great contribution to the railway history of san rafael
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  • Very interesting. It is worth to go. It is small but there are many things.
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  • Very nice. It is small, but it is very good
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  • Despite the fact that nostalgia and sadness that is not already running trains. It's nice to point out how well they preserve and take care of things from the station of San Rafael. Very kind and gracious lady who told us the story!
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  • Located in the station building .cuenta with a variety of very well preserved elements, together with the explanations of the guides allow much especially know what there is, its history and everything that means losing something as important as the railway.
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