Austrian railroad museum conjures emotions of nostalgia

Photo feature by Abdelwaheb El Gueyed

VIENNA, June 8 (KUNA) — Visitors to the Austrian city of Strasshof, 35 kilometers from the capital Vienna, make it a point to drop by the city’s famed railroad museum, home to 150 trains and carriages that date back to 1830.
A fraternity of railway devotees christened, “The Association of the Friends of the Railway,” had built this museum in 1974, a gallery that underscores how instrumental the railway was to civilization.
The museum also features Emperor Franz Joseph’s designated carriage, which took him down mountainous treks, in addition to the last carriage former Austrian President Thomas Klestil was in before his demise in 2004.
The museum is a source of gratification for railroad aficionados, offering them a taste of a beloved, yet indelible past. (end) amg.nam