“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 of January 1875 and is the third oldest passenger underground, after London and New York. A 19th century Passenger Carriage from the Tunel 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 İETT – Electric Tramway and Tunnel Establishment of Istanbul.

Carriage L: 12.8 m W: 2.45 m H: 3.20 m

Engine: L: 11.60 m W: 7.25 m H: 6 m