Danmarks Jernbanemuseum (Danish Railway Museum) – Odense, Denmark - Atlas Obscura
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Odense, Denmark

Danmarks Jernbanemuseum (Danish Railway Museum)

An exhibition of preserved locomotives housed in a 1950s depot shows the history of Denmark's railway. 

Situated in a 21-track depot building from 1954 originally built as a depository for the Danish State Railways and private railways, this museum now houses an excellent exhibition on Danish railway history.

The exhibition includes a string of iconic locomotives and wagons, from Denmark’s oldest preserved steam locomotive, H40, from 1868, to the large diesel electric ME locomotive from 1981. The locomotives and wagons show the development of the Danish railway throughout history.

Visitors can see the 1900s double carriage that drove locals to the park, wagons that have shipped countless goods through the country,  the impressive E-machine from 1950 that is the largest Danish-built steam locomotive, a number of models of the ferries that sailed between regions and islands, and the royal carriages which today are only rarely in use.

On the balcony you can enjoy a spectacular view over all the exhibited locomotives and carriages that stand side by side on the first 19 tracks in the depot. On the last two tracks the museum has a workshop, which you can see from the balcony of the building.