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Museo Nacional del Ferrocarril

11 Norte and 12 Poniente, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #20 of 30 Attractions in Puebla
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cologne, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This Museum shows some steamlocomotives - biggest one a Niagara - operating from late 19th century to the nineteenfifties in Mexico and some diesel locomotovies, freight, cars passenger cars, boilers and other equipment. Had been there in the nineteeneighties the number of exhibits increased but in the same time the condition got more and more rusty.

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Tlaxcala, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I´m not a train fan, but I liked this museum. There were no paintings nor scupltures, hehe, but there was a lot of diffrent types of train wagons, just like you would expect from a "train museum". The wagons are clean and in good shape, the only thing I would llike you to know, is that if you´re visiting Puebla... More 

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Whittier, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to take the kids to see the trains at the museum of trains in Puebla. The price is extremely cheap as you only have to pay for the adults, which cost less than $1 American dollar each, children are free. There is plenty of train history at the open air section of the museum. You are allowed to... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Much of the history of Mexico is integrally linked to the railroad, just like it is in Canada, the US, etc. Great learning experience about the connection and some of the history of Mexico. You see, enter, climb onto different types of locamotives (coal, steam, deisel, etc.), passenger cars, cabooses, mail car, etc, The yard is huge, the variety impressive.... More 

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lincs UK
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227 reviews 227 reviews
20 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We are not railway buffs, athough having travelled on Mexico's only passenger service some two years ago - we were drawn to see something of their former trains. It is some distance from the centre & not best sign posted. The trains & carriages were interesting particualry those you can get inside, although there was not a lot of information.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I really enjoy walking the museum and then getting to actually go on some of the old trains there... great photo opportunities.

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St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My 2 year old daughter is currently in love with trains so this was a must on our list of things to do in Puebla. There is a 12 peso fee to get in but it's worth being able to get up close with the trains. There are so many trains here and a good mix of traditional commuter trains... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It is a bit of a walk from the Zocalo at a disused station. You can clam be r over the engines and go into the carriages too.

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San Francisco, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
63 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Don't get me wrong, I like trains. The problem with this museum is that the signeage isn't very good, and few of the trains are open. It's a bit out of the way, so I'd give it a miss.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Lots of beautiful old trains in spacious grounds. Not really enough information though - I still don't know WHY there are barely any trains running in Mexico nowadays - and no staff to ask either. There was a weird modern art exhibition in the main building (the old station), with terrible loud audio. Nobody was there. The space should be... More 

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