Camlik Railway museum

Turkey

For some reason Turkey’s “premier” railway museum is basically in the middle of nowhere.  Its in a village called Çamlık which is so small I think the museum has more trains than it has houses.  Best way to get there is by train from Selçuk, which is about 9km away, of which there are several throughout the day.  Selçuk is also the best place to base yourself to visit the ruins at Ephesus so its not like you are heading there just for the trains. Its then a short to the museum from Çamlık’s station (the museum is actually by the site of the old station.) If you are feeling ambitious and want to cycle it, bear in mind its up a steep climb.

It was 5TL to get in, excellent value and I had the place basically to myself.  Its really nicely laid out although the trees are in great position for photographing.  Highlights are a carriage used by Ataturk, with bedroom and bath, and the steam plough used to rescue the Orient Express in 1929 which inspired Agatha Christie to write “Murder on the Orient Express.

If you do go, much more useful information on the museum can be found here.

Camlik Railway museum
Handcrane at site of the old station
Camlik Railway museum
Trees can play havoc with the light…
Builders plate from Newport
With love, from Wales…

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Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum
Trains around the turntable

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum
Ataturk’s bedroom
Camlik Railway museum
Ataturk’s bathroom…

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum

Camlik Railway museum
Inside the snow plough that rescued the Orient Express
Camlik Railway museum
Inside the snow plough that rescued the Orient Express
Camlik Railway museum
Front of the plough
Camlik Railway museum
How the crew of the plough communicated
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