Based on a request from the Moravian-Silesian Railway Museum, The Moravian-Silesian Region approved the financial subsidy of the project called "LOCATION OF THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MODEL RAILWAY IN THE MUSEUM". The subject of the financial subsidy was mainly transport, location and basic repair of the steam locomotive class 310.0. The locomotive was borrowed by Czech Railways. The Kafemlejnek steam locomotive n. 310.001 from 1883 (which was transported to the museum on 16 August 2019) is located next to the Ostrava-střed station building. During this short time the rusted locomotive was repaired dignifitently thanks to the maintenance of it´s enthusiasts. Thanks to the museum´s cultural event "Fajne léto" at the end of August, the locomotive was seen by over 400 children. Work on the locomotive will continue for months and years, even if the steam locomotive is no longer in service. The project included the establishment of a rail bed on which the steam locomotive is stored. Also a track field (where the old rails and fastened nails are from 1918) was obtained within this project. Rail fasteners are no longer used on the rails for decades. It is again a historical exhibition. Within the project, the Moravian-Silesian Region also provides financial support for the partial renovation of H0-size fashion railways. This model railway yard, which is located in the museum, has been in operation for several years. During this time, the regime yard has seen 12,000 visitors. I also refurbished small portable modes of the N-size track, which can present music outside my residence at the Ostrava-střed station. The financial subsidy of the Moravian-Silesian Region fulfilled its intention, as the visually accessible steam locomotive is seen daily not only by passengers but often also by passing children accompanied by adults.
We cordially invite you to a new exhibition opened from 2nd of October 2019.
From 2nd of October you can see the new exposure of the exhibition „KOŠICKO-BOHUMÍN RAILWAY, Slezian part BOHUMÍN-MOSTY“ on the first floor of the museum. It is a significant private track that connected Uhry across Těšín and Karviná with Prussia. It has largely contributed to the development of mining and metalurgy in Ostrava and Těšín. The exhibition brings yet unpublished new facts and documents. An integral part are also interesting moments from the construction of Jablunkov bridges in Jablunkov. The exhibition will last until May 2021, when we will remember 150 years from completion of the entire section of the track from Bohumín to Košice.
The Moravian-Silesian Railway Museum also opens two new exhibition spaces from 2nd of October 2019. In one room, visitors can see the period-equipped transport office of a dispatcher from the first half of the 20th century. You will be able to see not only security equipment, but also other items that belonged to the transport office, including part of the dispatcher's uniform.
In the next room there will be an exposition of signaling equipment and objects from track, locomotive economy and other railway branches. The devices will be adapted to interactive activities, if possible. Some types of equipment are still used in railway operation. The museum will also present a model of the basket signal, which was used in the first years of the 19th century railway operation. The typical crossing bell will also have its premiere and visitors can try out its sound.
On the same day, the Moravian-Silesian Railway Museum is preparing a ceremonial performance of the steam locomotive class 310.001 (Kafemlejnek), which was imported on 16th of August 2019 and located next to the station building at Ostrava střed station. The museum performed basic cleanup during the week and thus presented it to visitors during the cultural event Fajne léto on August 24th ,2019. Over three hours, the locomotive had over 400 children. After a month of professional cleaning and repairing the appearance of Kafemlejnek, will again be ready for public viewing. Further modifications will continue without restrictions for potential visitors from the museum. Of course there will be a regular tour of the steam locomotive by passers-by or passengers through the fencing.
Dear museum visitors,
we cordially invite you to the traditional summer event "Fajne léto" this time in our museum. On Saturday 24th August 2019 from 2pm to 6pm the whole family can compete and have fun. In addition, a tour of the functional locomotives including the driver's station will be available and a demonstration of the work of railway firefighters will be interesting too. Musicians will accompany the whole afternoon in the museum. Refreshments are provided. There will also be a museum with technical equipment. More information can be found on the poster.
The Moravian-Silesian Railway Museum with the cooperation of the Moravian-Silesian region organized a fun afternoon event called Fine Summer 2018 already for the 7th time in a row. This time with the theme of „Railway and the Republic 100 years ago“.
The visitors coud have seen a parade of the rail technology (the locomotive E 479.0 and T 478.1). It was accompanied by an erudite explanation of the guide who has gained his knowledge from his own long-standing rail practice. Traditionally the biggest interest was about Sicova little railway. Those children who had a competitive spirit took part in the outdoor stage where many interesting competitions happened under the guidance of an experienced and handsome presenter dressed in a historical robe. Many visitors were also interested in a performing of modern techniques of SŽDC's Fire Brigade.
The whole atmosphere was great thanks to the music group called "Potulní muzikanti" and you could have also sang with a barrel organ. The parade was very interesting however the important part of this event was food as well. The visitors could have tried a Potato Soup which was available just straight next to the entrance and another delicious refreshment (including traditional beer) was available in the tent called “Sheep” whos owner is Sepetná, v.o.s.
The weather wasn’t as beautiful due to the clouds and showers however the museum space was fully covered by a roof and you could have seen a valuable tour of the current exhibition – „130 years of the Moravian-Silesian Railway“. Plus the tickets were available just for the half price. We we nicely surprised by the number of our visitor on the model railway and on the trainer.
All we can say is that the event was very succesfull since the number of visitor was close to 500.
A big thanks to our organizers and participants of the event, preferely to ČD, a.s., ČD Cargo, SŽDC, National organization and AWT.