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Wednesday June 01, 2022 at 07:15

Fuenlabrada creates its own train museum on the URJC campus

The exhibition has three unique locomotives from the history of the railway that can be visited free of charge during the opening hours of the university facilities.  


The municipality of Fuenlabrada already has its particular train museum. Since May 22, the Rey Juan Carlos University campus has been hosting an exhibition made up of three unique pieces from the history of the railway.

A steam locomotive, the 1957 Mikado, of which 117 units were built; another electric from 1963, with 116 units and a third diesel locomotive that is a unique piece in the world as it is a prototype. These are the pieces that are the stars of the new collection that people from Fuenlabrada can visit for free during the opening hours of the university facilities.

To inaugurate the new exhibition, the municipality of Fuenlabrada held a 'Welcome to our trains' party on Sunday 22 May, in which, in addition to having the opportunity to learn about the characteristics of the three locomotives, attendees were able to enjoy various thematic workshops and the performance of the Fuenli Gang, which encouraged all attendees, especially the children present.

With this exhibition, Fuenlabrada becomes part of the history of the Spanish railway by becoming the headquarters for these machines transferred from Valencia in an activity organized by the City Council, the URJC, the Railway Museum and the business sector of the city through the entity Cobo Calleja.

Photo: Fuenlabrada City Council