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Address: Sillerstraße 123, A-2231 Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Web: http://www.eisenbahnmuseum-heizhaus.com
Opening times: April to October. Thursday to Sunday plus public holidays 1000-1600. Sundays are full open days with diesel or steam (alternate weeks) locomotives in operation for footplate rides, guided tours, miniature railway and refreshment facilities.
Admission price: €7 adult, €3,50 child. Diesel operating days €8, €4. Steam operating days €9.50, €4.50

Visit date: September 2014

Access by public transport: Vienna S-Bahn line S1 to Silberwald station (NOT Strasshof). 40 minutes by train from Hauptbahnhof, then 10 minute, well-signposted walk.

Collection: A large selection of steam, diesel and electric locos and rolling stock, much unrestored. Includes some unusual older steam locomotives from the early days of Austrian rail. The museum hosts part of the Austrian national railway collection, previously displayed at the Technical Museum in Vienna until it was reconstructed with less railway exhibition space. A prize exhibit is the express passenger 2-6-4 number 310.23, dating to 1911.

Presentation: Restored locomotives and freight vehicles are displayed in the former main shed building, with German labelling. Passenger rolling stock and unrestored locomotives are currently in the open air, unlabelled. No guide book is available but basic information on all vehicles is available on the website.

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