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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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  • The old technology and the history of those who value interesting place especially during the summer season. Is closely linked to the history of Finland and part of the main line and also in London.
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  • If you are traveling with kids or with at least a bit of interest in trains this is the place to visit in Hyvinkää. Old engines and imperial cars are available to see through the windows. One hall all...  read more »
  • Really worth to visit. Lots of to see and do. At summer they have a nice cafeteria outside of museum. Museum day at August there is a funny little train going around small railroad. You have to see th...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Old steam engines and a lot of stories about the history of Finnish railway system.
  • Check out the imperial carriages!
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