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Nairobi Railway Museum

The Nairobi Railway Museum is a railway museum in Nairobi, adjacent to Nairobi railway station. Containing exhibits from the defunct East African Railways, it was opened in 1971 by East African Railways and Harbours Corporation. It is operated by  Kenya railways

The museum has maintained its rail connection. This allows for the efficient movement of museum exhibits for maintenance and placing items in the collection.

The three operational steam locomotives are stored securely undercover within the main railway works. Visitors must request an appointment to view them. They are used occasionally on tourist excursions within the metro Nairobi area and to Naivasha and Konza. In addition, one of these locomotives was used in the 1985 movie, Out of Africa.

The museum’s collection also includes early diesel locomotives and passenger coaches. Friends of the Railway Museum East Africa (FORM East Africa), a concern encompassing Railway and Locomotive enthusiasts, has assisted in sourcing and securing artefacts for the museum.

Recently (January 2011) a working miniature railway was installed to enhance activity at the museum.

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