Chaves Museum Centre of the National Railway Museum, in Chaves

In an area that has been completely remodelled by Chaves City Council and basically used for cultural activities, the Chaves Museum Centre of the National Railway Museum was opened in 2008. This museum centre, managed jointly by Chaves local council and the National Railway Museum Foundation, occupies the former train sheds of the old railway station of Chaves, the end of the line known as the Linha do Corgo. From 1906 onwards, this line, which was complementary to the Linha do Douro, provided communication by rail with Vila Real and the rest of Portugal. The museum centre has an interesting collection of rolling stock, including a steam locomotive, two passenger carriages and goods wagons which were once in use on the Linha do Corgo.


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