THE TRACKLESS TRAIN
Starting at regular intervals, it travels through time through the “Platforms of History” before reaching the outdoor area where you can jump on the Alsace-Mini-Express and the handcar for a railway “baptism”.
Continuously, each day of the week.
LOCOMOTIVE 232 U 1 HUDSON
The area “How does steam work?” showcases the steam locomotive 232 U 1 which sets into motion every 30 minutes.
This permanent animation allows you to understand how a locomotive’s connecting rods work. These pieces rotate the driving wheels, thus...setting the train into motion.
Continuously, each day of the week (every 30 minutes).
LOCOMOTIVE MODEL 141 TC 70
Built as a replica of the real object, the model at a 1:5 scale of the locomotive 141 TC 701 is a stunning piece of technology which sets into motion 3 times a day, for the greatest pleasure of the visitors.
This collection piece built in 1930 required 80,000 hours of work.
Multiple times a day.
You can relive your childhood dreams by discovering an extraordinary railway world through an animated diorama featuring various trains.
Multiple activities with a lot of surprises also await you.
To switch on the model: €1,00
The departure station of the “Alsace-Mini-Express” is located on the Railway Panorama, close to the “railway turntable” and the platform for the “railway baptisms”.
This 420-metre long network offers the visitors an extraordinary journey in a small train amongst the big trains.
Pulled by a miniature electrical locomotive, the ride allows you to discover the outdoor area as well as the equipment presented during temporary exhibitions.
Continuously, each day of the week (from April to October).
THE RAILWAY BAPTISMS
Have you always dreamt of driving a train? It is possible!
Come have your railway baptism aboard a handcar to get accustomed to driving a train on a small circuit, with the help of voluntary animators and railway professionals.
A driver will be by your side to answer all of your questions concerning the railway operation. A companion certificate will be given to each traveller.
On weekends and national holidays (from April to October).
THE RIDE OF SAMBALDUR-SUR-MOU
Who has heard of the trackless fair train of Sambaldur-sur-Mou? Not a lot of people in Alsace, but in the region of Perpignan, everyone who has gone to fairs between 1948 and 2007...
Saved from wreckage by the Cité du Train in 2014, the last fair train in France was just reborn, after many years of hard work from the volunteers of the museum.
Variable operating days
THE RAILWAY TURNTABLE
The “Railway Panorama” also allows you to discover how locomotives are steered in the right direction thanks to the railway turntable, which sets into motion multiple times a day during the high season.
With its length of 24 metres, the plate on which the track is located rotates around a central pivot and rests on a circular cradle track positioned at the bottom of the pit. The manoeuvre is ensured by electrical motors.
Multiple times a day (from April to October).