Rail Transport A few examples from our collection  

Rail Car “La Littorina”

A railcar is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers. The term “railcar” is usually used in reference to a single coach with a driver’s cab and engine at both ends. The Littorina ALn 561903 on display is a rare and important item bearing the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the 1930’s and it is intact with all the original fittings and accessories.

Moda Tram

This tram (No. 20) operating on the Kadıköy - Moda route was put into service on October 29, 1934 and then served for over thirty years until the route was abandoned in 1966. On loan from the İETT- Electric Tramway and Tunnel Establishment of İstanbul.

Imperial Coach of Sultan Abdulaziz

Made in Birmingham, and presented to Sultan Abdulaziz by the British company that built the first railway in Türkiye. In 1867 the Sultan used it on a European journey during which he met the Emperor Napoleon III of France, Queen Victoria, the King of Belgium, the King of Prussia, and finally the Austro-Hungarian Emperor.

Horse Drawn Tram

A horse drawn tram made its first trip in Türkiye on September 3rd 1872, on the route Azapkapı - Ortaköy in İstanbul. The last examples had been replaced by the more efficient electric type by 1914. This particular tram worked on Route no. 14 between Beşiktaş and Karaköy, and is shown in its original Otoman era livery.

“Tunel” Carriage and Railway Winding Engine

The “Tunel” – a short, steep underground railway from Galata up to İstiklal Street - was opened for service on the 17th January 1875 and is the third oldest passenger underground, after London and New York. A 19th Century Passenger Carriage from the Tunnel Railway, raised and lowered by metal straps connected to the large twin cylinder Winding Engine built by Schnieder Creusot Iron Steel Works, France 1873. On loan from the İETT- Electric Tramway and Tunnel Establishment of İstanbul.


Locomotive G10 and Tender

The first G10 Locomotive came into service in 1910, and was used until 1925. These locomotives were known as G10 and BR57 while they were working in Prussia and Germany. Forty nine of these locomotives were made by various manufacturers, and came to Turkey at different dates. The Prussian G10 design has an unusual 0-10-0 wheel layout. This example was manufactured by Borsig in 1912 or 1913 and after service with the KPEV (Royal Prussian Railways) arrived in Turkey as one of an eventual total of 49 'Class 55' locomotives: it is now numbered 55022. This impressive steam engine is 18.9 metres long and weighs 76 tonnes.

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