Together with my friends Jono Pim from Ireland and Bengt-Åke Sörstedt from Sweden, I made a visit to the Cyprus Railway Museum in October 16, 2017. The Museum is situated near the village of Evrychou in the old Railwaystation, which was the southern terminal of the Cyprus Goverment Railway. The Railway was in operation from 1905 to 1951. The museum is is the only one of it´s kind on Cyprus. It really gives the visitor a very good overwiev of the history of the Railway, with original documents, drawings and photos together with various objets related to the Cyprus Railway. The museum staff of 3 people was very helpful, answering all your questions. A visit to the museum is warmly recommended to all Train-fans. It´s a really unique place.
Open all days of the week.
A "speaking" board with LED:s gives you the basic facts and history of the Railway in English, Turkish and Greek.
Very beautiful surroundings with a grown up garden. In the background, the shed containing a renovated freight car and a hand-powered trolley. (Pictures later)
Nice resting aerea. Sadley there was no coffee available, but there was some nice places for coffee and or meals available in the Village of Evrychou. We found one by a river.
In the background, staffs office together with modern and clean "restrooms" for the public.
Mailbox with clear British Relationship.
Passengers for "Bathing Specials" on Sundays.
The traditional Dessert "Mahallepi" sold to Passengers at the Trachoni station.
Kitson tank Loco 4-8-4.
Baldwin Steam Loco 0-8-2T No 4, operated by CMC, Cyprus Mines Cororation.
Four new Nasmyth Wilson Locos situated on the Bridge near Mia Milea.
Car normally used for live-stock transportation, but also used for transportation of people at peak festivals. Troop trains were also made up of these wagons.
Railcar type D produced by D. Wickham & Co in 1932.
Loco no 44 on the turntable at Nicosia station.
Goods, mail and brake car no 152 stored in the shed at the museum in Evrychou.
Door to cargo department. In the background, resting, Jono Pim.
In the rear, the Brakemans cabin.
Hand powered Trolley, stored in the same shed as the cargo car. At the helm, the writer himself. Initially used for inspections of the tracks.
Jono Pim (left) and Bengt-Åke Sörstedt operating the trolley, at double speed.