europe_transport_museums: Preserved motor-trailer tram set near Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna (Default)
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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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Address: Ludwig-Koeßler-Platz, 1030 Vienna
Web: www.wienerlinien.at/eportal2/ep/channelView.do/pageTypeId/66526/channelId/-46636
Opening times: Wednesday 0900-1800; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 1000-1800
Admission: €6 adult, €5 reduced, €4 under 19, €3 under 19 reduced, free under 15

Visit date: September 2014

Access by public transport: U-Bahn U3 from city centre or tram line 18 from Hauptbahnhof to Schlacthausgasse, bus 77A or 80A from Prater area to Ludwig-Koeßler-Platz

Collection: On display on opening day:
1 horse tram
1 steam tram engine with trailer
4 motor buses
25 electric tramcars (motor and trailer)
6 Stadtbahn cars
4 tramway works vehicles
2 tramway freight vehicles
1 U-Bahn car

It is possible that some of the vehicles being used for heritage tram and bus service on the opening day will normally be on display in the museum as well as these.

Presentation: A former tramway depot with vehicles displayed on the original floor and slightly elevated stands or kiosks for informative displays and small exhibits. The main introductory paragraphs in the display stands and all vehicle labels are in both German and English, other display text in German only. Some of the display areas are slightly cramped, but otherwise this is a fascinating and informative city transport museum of world-class standard. At the time of the visit, no museum guide was available, although a 2009 hardback guide to the collection, "Sammlung Wiener-Tramwaymuseum", is available from online sellers.

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