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Best part of town

The museum is formidable because it has interactive facilities. Beside the antiques (objects from... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
andr_adm_magalhaes
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Sao Joao del Rei, MG
Pennsylvania steam in the heart of Brazil

The National Train museum. There is a modest entrance fee. All equipment is narrow gauge, the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Patrick S
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Laurel, Maryland
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Oct 2, 2018
“Best part of town”
Nov 26, 2016
“Pennsylvania steam in the heart of Brazil”
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The museum is formidable because it has interactive facilities. Beside the antiques (objects from yore like personal ones and working forniture and artifacts, documents and clothing) you can also climb in some stationary wagons for pictures. There's also a wagon with clothing and objects from...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank andr_adm_magalhaes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The National Train museum. There is a modest entrance fee. All equipment is narrow gauge, the locomotives, crane car, coaches, and other rolling stock. It is all immaculately maintained. The locomotives are from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. A short steam passenger train, the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A small, but nice museum at the train station. It's something nice to see while you wait for the train.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank John D
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The museum is small, but it has some nice objects exposed, besides the trains. The train station is also small, but a nice place to hang while waiting for the train to depart. They have a photo booth where you can take pictures wearing old...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gislaine V
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Relatively small and simple but very well done. You can read everything on the history of the railroad in general and the history of this local railroad, the only one in the world that has been running without interruption for over 120 years!

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Nathalie D
Reviewed 21 August 2014

This museum is one of the unique railway museums in Brazil. It has some locomotives and wagons to be seen. Great place to learn part of the history of trains.

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank fabianof45
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Be sure to use this small jewel on south america!. Its the only steam train working. IT goes to Tiradentes on mornings and afternoons. So, if Tiradentes its on your schedule, be sure to take the train!!.. You'll be glad you did!!

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Jose Luis R
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