Central Railway to expand CSTM museum

According to one of the senior CR officials, the space on the ground floor will be vacated to install more artefacts, pictures and old equipment

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The Central Railway (CR) is planning to expand the size of its museum situated at its headquarters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) by incorporating modern technology. 

The heritage gallery is spread across 1,500 sq ft on the ground floor of CSTM’s south-wing and is built at a cost of ₹22 lakh. It was opened by CR General Manager B B Modgil in January 2010.  

Among its exhibits are replicas of drawings by CST Chief Architect F W Stevens, rare photographs, historic stamps, weights, a clock, a bell, and equipment, besides models of phased-out trains.

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A CR official said that they are planning to expand the heritage gallery, to make it more interactive. He further added that the space on the ground floor will be vacated to install more artifacts, pictures and old equipment.

The officials are also planning to develop an app that will be similar to the one at the National Rail Museum, New Delhi, and will be suitable for smartphones and tablets where users will get a chance to learn the rich history, construction features, and the role of each exhibit in carving the future of the rail world.

CR is also planning to bring in more British-era engines and other equipment. 

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