The Tashkent Railway Museum was opened on 4 August 1989, in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Uzbek Railway. The museum is a section of railwaymen’s Central Palace of Culture.
The Tashkent Railway Museum was included in the global association of engineering museums, and its present-day collection ranks among the most interesting collections of the world’s museums of this type.
The museum presents 13 steam engines, 18 diesel locomotives, 3 electric locomotives, carriages of various types and the most interesting samples of maintenance and building machinery of the previous century. The museum"s pride is a fine collection of steam engines from the first Russian locomotives to most powerful passenger engine П-36.
There is also a carriage-museum where some of the items tell the history of the creation of the Uzbek Railway, while others represent means of communication and protection, decorations and samples of uniform worn by the railwaymen of the past.
Visitors can familiarise themselves with the museum’s exhibits in a special excursion train. However, the fact that the railway items exhibited there were once actively used on the Uzbek Railway to create the foundation and the high industrial potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the whole Central Asia is what makes the museum truly unique.