RAILWAY EXPOSURE (HALL A)

It presents the evolution of security, signaling and communication
technique, as well as other artifacts of rail transport. The railway entrance
is decorated by reconstruction of the facade of state railway
building of the Habsburg monarchy from the eighties of the 19th century.
In this section of the exposure dominates the Diorama of transport
agency from the sixties of the 20th century. The model of horse
railway viaduct (at Báhoň), built in the forties of the 19th century
among Bratislava, Trnava and Sereď, signaling lanterns and a collection
of railway uniforms present the period in which they were
used. A separate block of rail exposure is a track span with hand tool
collection for maintenance of rail superstructure. Interesting is light
hand-operated wooden draisine for the chief towerman (also called
"telegraphic"), and motor passenger draisine Tatra T 15/52 from
1947, used for driving control by the lineman.

The exhibition block is
defined by mechanical barriers "Segment" with two- wire drive system
and advance signal system Götz from the early 20th century. The
"Lamp-house" presents various types of rail lanterns (from hand signal
lanterns through mechanical alternating lights and signal lanterns
of steam locomotives) and a collection of different types of the
bell signals. The bell kits presented an essential part of the technique
of railway character since the mid-19th until the mid-20th century.
The signaling and safety devices present the specific branch of railway
technology. The oldest control mechanism for train arrival at the
train station is a distant Schönbach ´s alternating light from the sixties
of the 19th century, also two mechanical alternating lights. (alternating
light and mechanical three-character advance signal).
The light signal is one of the first in Czechoslovak railways from the
late thirties of the 20th century. The safety device Siemens-Halske,
working at the station Nové Mesto nad Váhom in the years 1913–1990, represent
the safety station devices with remote controlled rail-switches. The
new generation of station security devices is represented by the Ericsson
operator panel of the contactor device originating from the early fifties of
the 20th century. The model of combat train SNP with the map documenting
the Slovak Railways during World War II. is also exposed there.
The Collection of railway vehicles: historical rail vehicles are located in the
railyard of the Transport museum´s exterior. There dominate steam locomotives,
originating from the period 1902–1946 (the oldest of them is the
steam engine 310.0107), also gas-engine locomotive from the sixties of the
20th century, special accumautaing steam engine, snow plow, manual
crane with a lifting capacity 10 t, rail car with tower cab of engine-driver
from 1928 and track machine (packing machine) for compacting
of the base of ballast.