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Museo Nacional del Ferrocarril

11 Norte and 12 Poniente, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #20 of 32 attractions in Puebla
Type: Specialty Museums
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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310 helpful votes 310 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
58 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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23 reviews 23 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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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a pretty interactive collection set on a big piece of property, all out in the open air. Visitors are allowed to climb into engines and into some of the passenger cars. There is a real variety of engines, from small to gigantic. They had a few cabooses, which are often ignored in RR museums. I wished they had... More

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194 reviews 194 reviews
135 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Yes, there is something about them that pleases the general population.. it is not just reminising, cause even children who have never seen one, smile and love them straight away.... It is why we always feel sad when we come across these memories of them in Mexico.. because that is all that is here now; there are freight trains of... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

liked it but could have more train cars open, its more like an outdoor display, we missed a guide, it probably made a difference in our visit.

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