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The Finnish Railway Museum, Hyvinkaa

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The Finnish Railway Museum is located in Hyvinkää, Finland. It was originally founded in 1898 and located in Helsinki. The museum was moved to Hyvinkää in 1974.The museum is on the original station and yard site of the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway. In addition to the station building, there is a roundhouse and several other preserved buildings, mainly from the 1870s.Unique objects are on display, including the only surviving imperial train of the Russian Emperor. The locomotives include the British Neilson and Company locomotive (0-6-0 No 1427) dating 1869, a British Beyer Peacock locomotive dating from 1868, and a 2-10-0 steam locomotive Tr2 1319 ALCO No 75214 built 1947, which is one of 20 Russian locomotive class Ye sold to Finland.The museum also has a live steam backyard railroad track, where train rides are offered to the public during special run days in the summer months.
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  • It is a typical museum. There are many static exhibits of old and not so old railway locomotives and coaches. The staff are informative. What makes this place come alive for families is the August wee...  more »
  • A really great and wonderful place. The child spent the perfectly and asked no matter what. Here will be some day to visit again.
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  • This museum is an interesting place even for people who don't have special interest for trains. Alltogether it is nice wholeness as beside of trains there's also former train station from 1870s and en...  more »
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  • Mielenkiintoinen ja laaja näyttely vanhoja vetureita ja vaunuja!
  • Really enjoyable museum. Not too long and not too short. Lovely outdoor area too.
  • Great collection of historic trains. Several free entrance days, worth watching out for. Some days in the summer of steam trains running
  • Great museum, place take time. Museum shop has plenty stuff cheap to expensive. Most books are Finnish. Visa / MasterCard accepted like local Museokortti. Area has cafe on summer times, but cafe point found on museum / ticket area too.
  • Great museum. Enjoyed last year's car show!