Loco simulator for rail museum

Source:  www.thehindu.com

The Railway Board has sanctioned a loco simulator for the upcoming Rail Museum in Tiruchi housing prized vintage equipment used during the colonial era besides containing rare photographs and old documents in its rich collection.

A sum of Rs. 1.5 crore has been allocated for this purpose for installing the simulator on the sprawling museum which is expected to be thrown open to public soon.

The simulator will be an added attraction at the museum which would enable visitors to have a virtual feel of driving a locomotive while operating the equipment, railway officials said.

Established on an area of five acres, the museum building has been designed on the model of Chennai Egmore railway station and the Tiruchi Divisional Railway Manager’s office.

Although the museum building was inaugurated in February last year by the Southern Railway General Manager Rakesh Misra, it had not been thrown open to public as work was going on inside and outside the structure thereafter.

The work has reached the final stage of completion at the museum which would soon be thrown open to the public, a senior official said. More info

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