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Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum

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Address: Golra Sharif Railway Station, Islamabad, Pakistan

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A typical Pakistani railway station

If someone likes to visit a typical british made railway station, this is the one nearest capital. Although there is proper Islamabad railway station in sector H-9 but that is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Zafar Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If someone likes to visit a typical british made railway station, this is the one nearest capital. Although there is proper Islamabad railway station in sector H-9 but that is newly build. Golrha station has all the signs from past like trees, benches, atmosphere etc. The only thing missing is a cafe. Instead of that they ve a small muesuem... More 

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Islamabad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

People had told me it was a good place to visit but it was unexpectedly excellent. We took the Safari train from Pindi, which I am not sure runs any longer that would be a shame cause it was just wonderful. When we arrived their I was expecting a regular station but it was more of a station out of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I had a good surprise to find this clean and well kept functional train station that also had a Museum and rich historical references. The train in which Lord Mountbatten and Quaid e Azam traveled is also there. Surrounded by natural villages and scenery, the station offers a look into the Pakistan's village life. The guide at the station was... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here for most of my life and I find no parallel to it. I miss morning walks.... hanging around with friends.... playing around. Studying learning martial arts in the station park in morning and all that. People all over Pakistan as well as foreigners do visit this place. This calm place is covered with railway related artifacts that... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you are a history person, do not miss an opportunity to visit this wonderfully amazing heritage treasure.

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Thank Waseem A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Golra railway museum is a less known but a must see landmark of Islamabad. It is located inside the Golra railway station which was built by the British in 1882 to act as a supply line to Afghanistan through the historic Khyber Pass. The station was upgraded to a junction in 1912 and declared a museum in 2003. The station... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Built during colonial British times, this is a beautiful railway station with many parts still in tact from 100 years ago. They even use the old traffic controls! Amazing old trains that you can go aboard, including the carriage where Jinnah signed the declaration to separate Pakistan and India. Fantastic people who will show you around the museum and area... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Last weekend we hopped in the car from F7 and were at the station within 30 min. Without any advance notice, the station curator came out immediately and then spent over an hour with our group of six people. We not only saw the museum, but were taken into the station master's office (the active one) and were explained how... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

This was a real surprise, the museum is still a working railway station. Trains pass 8 times per day and visitors can see how the trains are monitored and also much of the railway history of the British India period from that local area. Unlike many museums in Pakistan that were shamefuly pilfered this one was intact and staff by... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

For anyone interested in transportation history, especially in railways, this is a must visit place. You'll find well-maintained and well-preserved items and places from the pre-partition days including railway carriages once used by Maharajahs and princes. The platforms are very scenic, lined with old banyan trees. The museum hosts artifacts from the century old railways system, and makes one realize... More 

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