THE LITTLE TRAIN ON TIRES
A small electric train on tires and respectful of the environment invites the visitor to a journey among the big trains.
At regular intervals, it travels through time through the "Platforms of History" before reaching the outside area where it is in correspondence with the Mini-Express d'Alsace and the draisine for the baptism of the rail.
Continuously, every day of the week.
232 U 1
The "Steam, how does it work?" features the steam locomotive 232 U 1 which starts up every 30 minutes.
This permanent animation will allow you to understand the operation of the connecting rods of the locomotive which cause the rotation of the driving wheels and thus ... the departure of the train.
Continuously, every day of the week (every 30 minutes)
141 TC 70
Made identically to the real model, the 1 / 5th scale model of the 141 TC 701 locomotive is a real jewel of technology which operates three times a day to the delight of visitors.
This collector's item, built in 1930, required 80,000 hours of work.
Several times a day.
On the Railway Panorama, near the "Plate tournante" and the "Baptêmes du rail" platform, is the departure station of the "Mini-Express d'Alsace".
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
Sitting on wagons towed by a miniature electric locomotive, the journey allows you to discover the outside area as well as the materials presented during the temporary exhibitions.
From April to October.
Come and do your first rail journey aboard a draisine to learn how to drive a train on a small route with volunteer leaders and railway professionals.
A driver will be at your side to answer all your questions regarding railway operations. An accompanying certificate is given to each traveler.
Who knows the little fairground train from Sambaldur to Mou? Few people in Alsace, but around Perpignan, all the regulars of the fairgrounds from 1948 to 2007 ...
Saved from scrap by the Cité du Train in 2014, the last real fairground train in France has just been reborn, after several years of efforts by the museum's volunteers.