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In 1835, Belgium established the first steam passenger railway on mainland Europe–-it connected Brussels and Mechelen. It was also the second European country (Great Britain was first) to open a railway and produce locomotives and one of the first to establish a national railway network. Trainworld pays full homage to this illustrious railway history. Located in the hangars of Belgium's oldest functioning station, Schaerbeek, it contains 20 full-size locomotives, many of which you can board and explore, or view the insides of engines, cabins, and other functional train cars. There are also several large educational spaces, divided according to the development of railroad technology, all of which are theatrically and interactively presented, making it fun for kids and interesting for adults. In the midst of all this, the oldest steam locomotive in Europe, the Pays de Waes, takes center stage alongside the SNCB Type 12, which was capable of travelling at speeds up to 87 mph from as early... READ MORE
In 1835, Belgium established the first steam passenger railway on mainland Europe–-it connected Brussels and Mechelen. It was also the second European country (Great Britain was first) to open a railway and produce locomotives and one of the first to establish a national railway network. Trainworld pays full homage to this illustrious railway history. Located in the hangars of Belgium's oldest functioning station, Schaerbeek, it contains 20 full-size locomotives, many of which you can board and explore, or view the insides of engines, cabins, and other functional train cars. There are also several large educational spaces, divided according to the development of railroad technology, all of which are theatrically and interactively presented, making it fun for kids and interesting for adults. In the midst of all this, the oldest steam locomotive in Europe, the Pays de Waes, takes center stage alongside the SNCB Type 12, which was capable of travelling at speeds up to 87 mph from as early as 1839. READ LESS
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Pl. Princesse Elisabeth 5
Brussels, Brussels Capital  8000, Belgium

02-224–7498

www.trainworld.be

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