New Delhi, January 11: Visitors have now one more reason to visit the National Rail Museum in the national capital as the 108-year-old Patiala monorail is now operational. It was used by Maharaja of Patiala, Late Bhupinder Singh and the rail- cum-road-borne railway system was one of its kind in the world.

It is the latest in over 100 real-size exhibits displayed in the museum which showcases the glory of a bygone era.

This unique monorail hauled by steam locomotives has been made available for visitors every Thursday, the railways said.

Formally inaugurated on February 1, 1977, the National Rail Museum offers history, heritage, romance, nostalgia, fun, leisure and entertainment, all at one place. Spread over 10 acres at Chanakyapuri, it comprises an indoor gallery devoted to displaying various exhibits, models, records, photographs, coat of arms and documents.

The Museum vows to take the visitors on an exciting journey into the Railway history and heritage and depict their contribution to the industrial and economic progress of the country.

With inputs from PTI