Century-old monorail used by Maharaja of Patiala now operational

The National Rail Museum (NRM) in New Delhi's Chanakyapuri has added an important heritage attraction to the Indian Railways rich heritage by opening to the public a ride on a 108-year-old monorail.

The monorail, which uses a steam locomotive, was used by Maharaja of Patiala, Lt Bhupinder Singh and is one of its kinds in the world. A journey in this monorail is a unique experience for visitors to the National Rail Museum.

Recently, NRM took the initiative to start this train on every Thursday for visitors. In addition to this visitors can also experience other unique exhibits at the museum.

National Rail Museum (NRM) is the focus of Rail Heritage of India, a source of fascination and interest in Railways for all. Formally inaugurated on 1 February 1977, this one-of-its-kind museum in Asia has an interesting collection of history, heritage, romance, nostalgia, fun, leisure and entertainment, all at one place.

Sprawling over 10 acres in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, it comprises an indoor gallery devoted to the display of various exhibits, models, records, photographs, coat of arms, documents etc.

Over 100 real size exhibits display the glory of the bygone era. The museum promises to take the visitors on an exciting journey into the Railway history and heritage and depict their contribution to the industrial and economic progress of the country.