BBC News: The Leeds locomotive that founded a railway in Sierra Leone - a global story

ALL ABOARD! This is your ticket to a railway adventure – a legendary railway museum in a stunning country that needs the world's help more than ever before – Sierra Leone.


The Sierra Leone National Railway Museum is a remarkable story of luck, enthusiasm and pride overcoming the devastation of civil war and Ebola. This incredible collection of British-built trains has survived 40 years hidden in a derelict railway workshop and is now set to become an engine for the country's regrowth.


We're going global - see us on BBC TV, ITV, The Times and Rail Magazine.


It's time to join us on our incredible journey!

Our Amazing Story
40 years' survival against the odds
Our plans
What the project is all about
Get involved
You can donate or join us online today
Our Collection
The locomotives, stock and archives
Visit Us
At the Freetown museum or a UK event
Railway History of Salone
What there was, and what exists today
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The Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum is a registered charity support group based in the UK with representatives of its board of Trustees located in Sierra Leone. 


The FoSLNRM is grateful for the continued support and investment in the partnership by the Government of Sierra Leone and its tourist development agency, Visit Sierra Leone.


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