The National Rail Museum Pietrarsa

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The National Rail Museum Pietrarsa

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80055 portici, NA


The National Rail Museum Pietrarsa is a railway museum located between the borders of Portici and San Giorgio a Cremano.

It is located in close neighborhood to the railway station Pietrarsa-San Giorgio a Cremano.

Railway Museum was built on the old site Bourbon Pietrarsa, structure, designed by Ferdinand II of Bourbon in 1840 as the steel industry, and since 1845 as a producer of steam locomotives. Activity begun with the installation 7 locomotives, using parts made in England according to one of the above models purchased the English in 1843.

On May 22 of that year, Ferdinand II issued an edict, in which, inter alia, said: "This is the will of His Majesty, that the establishment of Pietrarsa is concerned with the construction of locomotives, as well as repair and needs the same locomotives, accessories for carts and wagons, which will be travel the new railway line Naples-Capua. "In 1853 Pietrarsa lent his work about 700 workers making the first and most important Italian industrial core of more than half a century before the birth of Fiat.

The site hosts steam locomotives, electric locomotives, three-phase, direct current locomotives, diesel locomotives, trucks, cars and passenger coaches.

In the museum we also find famous steam locomotives from the group 290, group 835, group 480, electric current as the E.326, E.626, as well as three-phase electric locomotives, the real gems that have made the history of Italian railway .

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