Discount: 2 € discount on the normal admission fee
The Schwechat Railway Museum is located near Vienna and, as part of the core zone, is easily accessible with the airport train S7 and REX 7. It is located on the historical ground: Here was once the main base of the legendary “Pressburger Bahn”, which connected Vienna with the neighboring city of Pressburg (today: Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia) from 1914 on. In the vicinity of Vienna, it operated in a tram-like form with DC current, while on the overland route from Schwechat to the outskirts of Pressburg it was operated as a mainline railway with the AC current system (single-phase alternating current 15,000 volts, 16⅔ Hz) that is still common today. In the city of Pressburg, DC current locomotives again took over the train. At that time, this railway was one of the pioneers of the still young electric long-distance railway company.
Vehicles from the “Pressburger Bahn” are therefore also one of the focal points of our historical collection. The most important of these is a two-axle city locomotive, a mainline locomotive, and a set of three of the characteristic four-axle passenger cars. The 4030.210 electric multiple units – our very special exhibit – were also regularly used on this route after the changeover to rapid transit operations.
The second focus is on local passenger cars. A set of different two-axle vehicles with flat roofs is unique; their average age is already over 100 years! By the way: Many of these cars can also be entered and admired from the inside.
The third focus is on diesel vehicles. One of the special exhibits is the four-axle diesel railcar 5041.03, built-in 1933. It is the last example of the first railcar type built in large series. Our collection also houses a few diesel locomotives; most of them are typical industrial and works railway locomotives.
While the “big train” in Austria runs on AC, there were and are numerous local and industrial railways that are operated with DC. We also have some of these exhibits, including the already mentioned city locomotive of the “Pressburger Bahn”, the Eg2.
The railway museum also has a collection of industrial and works railway vehicles with a gauge of 600 mm. In addition to numerous diesel locomotives, there is also a battery locomotive and the famous fireless locomotive from the Schwertberg Kaolin Works.
In addition to vehicle maintenance, we are also working on the design of a typical railway environment. The flair of industrialization, the means of transport that left a lasting mark on the world and opened up entire continents, looks back on an eventful history that not only consists of vehicles.
Enjoy a journey into the past!
Your Benefit with EasyCityPass Vienna: 2 € discount on the normal admission fee
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May - October:
Fri: 2pm - 6 pm
Sat: 10am - 5 pm
Sunday/holidays: 10am - 5 pm