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The Finnish Railway Museum (Finnish: Suomen Rautatiemuseo) is located in Hyvinkää, Finland. It was founded in 1898 and located in Helsinki. The museum was moved to Hyvinkää in 1974.

Finnish Railway Museum
Suomen Rautatiemuseo
Suomen rautatiemuseo Hyvinkaa 2013.jpg
Established1898 (1898)
LocationHyvinkää, Finland
Coordinates60°37′35″N 024°51′03″E / 60.62639°N 24.85083°E / 60.62639; 24.85083Coordinates: 60°37′35″N 024°51′03″E / 60.62639°N 24.85083°E / 60.62639; 24.85083
Typerailway museum
DirectorTiina Lehtinen
OwnerRautatiemuseon Säätiö
Websiterautatiemuseo.fi
A painstakingly restored British 0-6-0 "Neilson and Company" C1 steam locomotive, used in Finland from 1869 well into the 1920s, preserved at the Finnish Railway Museum.

The museum is on the original station and yard site of the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway. In addition to the station building, there is a roundhouse and several other preserved buildings, mainly from the 1870s.

Unique objects are on display, including the only surviving imperial train of the Russian Emperor. The locomotives include the British Neilson and Company locomotive (0-6-0 No 1427) dating 1869, a British Beyer Peacock locomotive dating from 1868, and a 2-10-0 steam locomotive Tr2 1319 ALCO No 75214 built 1947, which is one of 20 Russian locomotive class Ye sold to Finland.

The museum also has a live steam backyard railroad track, where train rides are offered to the public during special run days in the summer months.

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Museum locomotivesEdit

Image Class Number Wheel arrangement Type Manufacturer Serial number Built Notes (including nickname)
  A5 58 4-4-0 Passenger steam locomotive Helsingfors / VRHki Valtionrautatiet, Helsingin konepaja 2 1875 "Lankkihattu"
  B1 9 0-4-2ST Shunting steam locomotive Beyer, Peacock & Co. 846 1868 The oldest preserved locomotive in Finland, "Ram"
  C1 21 0-6-0 Freight steam locomotive Neilson and Company 1427 1869 The second oldest preserved locomotive in Finland, "Bristollari"
  C5 110 0-6-0 Freight steam locomotive Hanomag 1477 1882 "Bliksti"
  Sk1 124 2-6-0 Mixed-traffic steam locomotive Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works 405 1885 "Little Brown"
  F1 132 0-4-4RT Passenger steam locomotive Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works 434 1886 "Felix"
  Vk3 489 2-6-4T Local passenger steam locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 1909 "Iita"
  VR Class Hv1 555 4-6-0 Passenger steam locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 264 1915 "Heikki", Hv1 555 only was nicknamed "Princess"
  VR Class Pr1 776 2-8-2T Local Passenger Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 1926 "Paikku"
  Sk3 49 2-6-0 Mixed Traffic Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy No 49 400 1903 "Grandmother"
  VR Class Tr1 1033 2-8-2 Freight Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 503 1941 "Risto"
  VR Class Tr1 1096 2-8-2 Freight Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 972 1957 "Risto", No 1096 stored
  VR Class Tr2 1319 2-10-0 Heavy Freight Steam Locomotive ALCO 75214 1947 Nicknamed "Truman". Similar to Russian locomotive class Ye
  VR Class Vk4 68 0-4-0T Light Replacement Steam Locomotive Borsig Lokomotiv Werke (AEG) 1910 "Leena", Oldest working broad gauge locomotive in Finland
  VR Class Vr1 669 0-6-0T Shunting Steam Locomotive Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG, 10264 1923 "Hen"
  VR Class Vr3 755 0-10-0T Steam Locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 1926 "Rooster" / 'Cockerel", stored
  VR Class Rro 2 Narrow Gauge Steam locomotive Tampella Tampereen Pellava- ja Rautateollisuus Oy 230 1914
  VR Class Tve2 (OTSO2) 8 Small Shunting Engine Saalasti Oy 1962–1964
  VR Class Dr12 2241 C'C' Diesel-electric locomotive Valmet / Terex The Dr12 was known as the Hr12 until 1976, "Huru"
  VR Class Dr13 2349 C'C' Diesel-electric locomotive Alstom, Lokomo, Valmet “Alsti”, “Alstikka”, “Alspommi”, “Myymäläauto” (“Mobile shop)
  VR Class Hr11 1950 B'B' Diesel Locomotive Valmet 1955 stored
  VR Class Vk11 101 B Petrol-paraffin locomotive Ab Slipmaterial, Västervik 1930
  VR Class Dm7 4020 (1A)(A1) Diesel Multiple Unit Valmet Oy Lentokonetehdas, Tampere (by licens from Hilding Carlssons Mekaniska Verkstad, Umeå, Sweden) 68
  VR Class Ds1 1 1A A1 Diesel Multiple Unit VR Pasilan Konepaja 3 1928

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