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Hejaz Railway

Address: Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #18 of 31 things to do in Damascus
Type: Scenic railroads, Public transportation systems, Transportation, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic railroads, Public transportation systems, Transportation, Sightseeing Tours
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Aleppo, Syria
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

An old very nice building, nicely hand made decoration, an old train more than a 100 years old refurbished and parked outside

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Damascus, Syria
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

just the structor is good, but now the building serves as " nothing" so you can just view it from outside, where inside is nothing.

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Damascus, Syria
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217 reviews 217 reviews
75 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The Hejaz Railroad Station building is just outside the City Walls of the Old City of Damascus. Simply enter and you leave the hustle, bustle and noise of the city behind you. I really like the recent refurbishing as they have kept many of the original fixtures in place. No longer do the old locomotives depart from this location, which... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

another interesting pece of Ottoman Architecture impressed by Western Architecture...

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Kilb, Austria
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

The line still operates as a tourist attraction but not from the Hejaz station. There is a free bus transfer to teh actual station (quite a way out along the line) The guy in the museum can tell you when the it leaves, but he may be wrong by up to an hour. Don't despair. It will come and the... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

Currently, it's a book store and one old locomotive. Building is good to see, only if you have too much free time and have completed all the list. Check it on Google Earth to know the current situation. Now, It's just a building without any rails connected to it. 33°30'40.24" 36°17'41.79"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

I visited on 22/10/2009. The museum is open from 9.00am to 1.00pm every day except Fridays. It is very well cared for and in addition to the outdoor locomotive display, there is an excellent indoor hall with railway artefacts and photographs. The workshops are also included in the visit and are as were when the steam railway was fully operational.... More 

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Manchester UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

The railway museum and collection of old steam engines at Cadem is a wonderful introduction to the Hedjaz railway. The museum is attached to the original works, over 100 years old, which still keeps a few steam locomotives in running order for enthusiast trips. The museum itself is new and very well cred for and the old locos have been... More 

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