Opened on November 19, 2002, the Railway Museum is housed in the former Cristina railway station, headquarters of the Western Railway of Havana. Cuba was the sixth country in the world to develop a railway network–the first in Spanish America and second in the American continent, only after the railway in the United Stated. Highlights in the museum include several locomotives, passenger coaches and freight cars used for public transportation and in the sugar industry.
The museum is presided by “La Junta”, the oldest locomotive in the country and the oldest in the world to come out of the defunct Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works, a 19th-century manufacturer of steam locomotives in the US. There’s a large collection of signaling and communication gear and the reproduction of a control room of train stations from the first half of the 20th century.
Opening hours: 9:30am-5pm Tues-Sat; 9:30am-1pm Sun