The Railway Museum is a French museum located in the village of Mornac-sur-Seudre , a tourist and oyster-farming town located on the left bank of the Seudre , in Charente-Maritime . This picturesque village, which does not lack charm, is also ranked among the hundred most beautiful villages in France and is among the most visited centers of interest in Charente-Maritime 1 .
The Railway Museum is located in the former Mornac Station, which was built in 1880 , when the Saujon – La Tremblade railway line was commissioned . The commercial and passenger operation of this line ceased in the late 1970s.
Founded in 1982 , the Railway Museum was created by a team of volunteers, formed by the association of the Seudre Railway Tourist Railway (CFTS). This museum has saved the Saujon-La Tremblade 2 line .
Presentation, themes and collections of the museum
This museum, recommended for the visit by the Departmental Tourist Office 3 , revolves around various themes including the history of the railway and the techniques of railway commissioning such as the railway, signage, equipment rolling stock and exploitation.
Several points of attraction makes this particularly attractive museum and living with his wicket reconstructed in the late xix th century , the lamp room, the tracks and rolling stock 2 .
In the museum, a model is a faithful reproduction of the Mornac station and rolling stock when the CFTS operated the Saujon / La Tremblade line from 1984 to 2002.
To complete the fun aspect, documents and accessories relating to steam trains and electric trains are on display in the museum’s windows and explanatory panels.