Collection area: Traffic & Transport

This area covers rail and road transport, aviation and shipping, as well as the infrastructure group of "Bridges and Tunnels". The railway collection holds the oldest locomotives outside Great Britain. The highlights also include early automobiles, the sectioned de Havilland DH 104 "Dove" aircraft (1957), and models of Österreichischer Lloyd and of oared and powered shipping on the Danube. The Transport collection concentrates on the first half of the 20th century, with a focus on Austria.

Filter: Railways / All Epochs / (9 Exhibits found)
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    Cabin of the Stubnerkogelbahn

    Modern ski tourism would be inconceivable without cable cars. Austria has one of the highest cable car densities in the world. Every year more than 150 million people are transported up into the Alps.

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    Court saloon carriage

    Empress Elisabeth of Austria famously enjoyed travelling. In 1873 two railway carriages were built for her own personal use, of which the sleeper has been preserved.

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    Daimler Waggonet

    Automobile pioneer Gottlieb Daimler also developed the first rail-mounted vehicle with a combustion engine. One such vehicle is preserved in its original state at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum).

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    Electric locomotive 1060

    The Mittenwald Railway from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen opened in 1912, operating with electric locomotives from the very outset. The first locomotive to operate on the line is on show at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum).

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    Hannibal horse-drawn railway

    What could be stranger and more peculiar than a carriage on rails? On show at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum) is the Hannibal, one of the world’s last remaining passenger carriages from a horse-drawn railway.

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    Stadtbahn 3rd class passenger carriage

    A small twin-axle carriage from the collections of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum) proves that it’s not just luxury Belle Epoque trains that were panelled in teak.

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    Steam locomotive "Ajax"

    The oldest preserved steam locomotive on the European continent is exhibited at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum).

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    Steam locomotive 1.20

    Up until the 20th century steam power was the main source of energy for the railways. Set in motion, the kkStB 1.20 illustrates how this key technology works.

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    Südbahnhof central signal box

    The signal box at Vienna’s Südbahnhof railway station has defied all structural changes. Once upgraded, it was preserved for many years as the railway station’s only constituent part.

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