The Thessaloniki Railway Museum (or Eleftherio - Kordelio Railway Museum) was inaugurated in 2001 and is housed in a renovated 1894 building in the Dialogi Kordeliou area, the historical "Military Post", of a small railway station.
This picturesque building, a replica of a military post in Alexandroupolis, is the headquarters of both the Museum and the Thessaloniki Railway Friends Association Club.
One of the most famous wagons of the "Orient Express" is parked in the yard. Specifically, it is a wagon-restaurant of the "Orient Express", made in England in 1900. It was part of the original "Orient Express", which has traveled from Paris to Istanbul since 1883; it was the notorious train where over 1800 movies were filmed and the inspiration for the famous writer of crime novels, Agatha Christie.
The wagon was granted for restoration to the "Thessaloniki Railway Friends" by OSE SA. At the Kordelio Railway Museum, the past is revived through maps, audio signals transmission trumpets, bells cancellation tickets, magnetic telephones, telegraph, lanterns, clocks, desks, typewriters, labels and everything else the Museum members have managed to gather. These include a piece of furniture-basin from the "royal train" - one of the few rescued items from that train.
The head of the museum is Mr. Efthimios Kondopoulos, who is also President of the Thessaloniki Railway Friends Association.
The museum is mainly visited by schools; in the yard, pupils can actually see the train, and climb onto the mechanically- and manually- operated drezine.

 

 

Founded 2001
Address 7B New Monastiriou str., Military Station, Municipality of Eleftherio - Kordelio Thessaloniki
Tel 2310-559590, 2310-599134
Fax 2310-559531
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Web Site www.sfsth.gr

Opening hours
The museum accepts visitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays, except holidays, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Scheduling of visits is recommended, particularly for groups of over 40 people; for bookings, please contact Mr. Kontopoulos Efthimios, tel. 2310 733 123 and 6972399873

Free entrance

 

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