National Railway Museum Foundation - Armando Ginestal Machado

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Collections

The National Railway Museum Foundation collections include approximately 350 vehicles - from traction material, steam, diesel and electric, to hauled material, passenger and freight - covering the chronological period from 1856 to f the 1970s. Also included in the collections is a group of 36.000  items, characterized by an enormous heritage diversity and which is distributed by the typologies listed below.

The quality and diversity of the collections, allied to the national dimension of the multicentred feature of the National Railway Museum (NRM) are aspects which have a unique institution in the national museological  panorama.

The museological collection is divided into the following typologies of items:

 

Rolling Stock
Traction (steam, diesel, electric)
Hauled (passenger and freight)
Track and Catenary  
Ground level and above ground level Infrastructures    
Tools
Instruments for bench marking and measurement
Workshop Equipment
Equipment
Tools
Communication ,Information and Signaling Equipment
Station and Office Equipment
Office material
Furniture
Lighting equipment
Timetables, Tariffs and Ticketing
Timetables
Tariffs
Tickets, Cards and Passes
Protection and Safety
Track
Station
Workshop
Catering Equipment
Confection
Utensils
Furniture
Cutlery
Tableware
Table cloths
Textile Equipment
Clothing/uniforms   
Coats/jackets
Leisure clothing
Equipment and accesories

Health Equipment
Laboratory
Medicine
Pharmacy
F urniture
Lighting
Documental Assets
Plans and Elevations
Diagrammes
Designs, prints and illustrations
Regulations
Graphic documents
Periodicals
Bibliography

 

Fixed Heritage

The NRMF has under its management a group of heritage buildings of considerable relevance. Indeed, there are, in the Entroncamento Museum Complex,  diverse historic buildings connected to the railway universe, highlighting the following:

 

Provisions Warehouse             
Project of architect of Cottinelli Telmo.
Project 1938.
Inauguration 1939.
Locomotive Roundhouse
Recreation of old roundhouse demolished in 1976.
Building inaugurated in 2008.
Steam Workshops
Buildings from the late XIX and early XX centuries
Electric Generating Station
Building constructed and equipped between1919-1929.
The original primitive electric generating station was installed between1888-1894 being substituted by the actual building from 1919.


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