Kolkata: Regional Rail Museum at Howrah, has been further beautified with inclusion of new items like rake of Sanskriti Express, model of old signaling system, old telephones, Timetable and wall-clocks etc.
The Sanskriti Express which travelled throughout India to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore has now been preserved at the Rail Museum for the visitors. Attempts are on to incorporate more materials in the direction of further beautifying the Regional Rail Museum. For instance, the narrow gauge rake & engine released from the Bandel-Katwa section for gauge conversion will be brought to Howrah Rail Museum in future.
The new inclusions depicting the history and heritage of this Railway from different point of view have been made following instructions of R K Gupta, general manager, Eastern Railway to all principal heads of departments and divisions to send heritage items of yester years for display in the Rail Museum. The Regional Rail Museum at Howrah was inaugurated on 7 April, 2006 to display the history of Eastern Railway, Howrah station and Railways in eastern India.