Museum of light and industrial railways

English Summary

The museum offers a representative overview of the evolution of light and industrial railways from the commencing 19th century up to the present.
Narrow–gauge rails for inner operative transportation were used in almost every branch like agriculture and forestry, mining, craft and industry, construction trade, in hospitals and in the army, and brought easier work conditions. It is the museum’s intention to preserve and exhibit for future generation in all it’s varieties this special branch of railroading which was tightly connected to the industrial development of those times.

The collection includes more than 50 locomotives and over 180 various cars (the majority run on 600 mm gauge). See "Fahrzeuge"
A part of the vehicles is ready for operation and you can watch typical narrow–gauge operation shows several times per year with operation of diesel locos. See "Betriebstage"

The collection is complemented by samples, pictures, dioramas and special exhibitions to changing topics like railways in brick plants or hospitals. Furthermore the museum owns a substantial archive of original records and literature. For special exhibitions see "Sonderausstellungen"

The open-air tracks - overall length at present approximately 500 m - is built on different types of superstructure as used in various industrial and agricultural railway environments. In addition the museum shows different switches, turntables and three and four-rail tracks. For track layout see "Museumsgelaende"

The field and industrial railway museum are cared for exclusive by honorary coworkers, who accomplish all necessary work in their spare time.

Opening days

from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021
  • Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sunday, July 25, 2021
  • Sunday, August 29, 2021
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021

What are the highlights during opening days?

  • operation of industrial (narrow gauge) railways
  • Passenger train traffic with the steam engine Orenstein & Koppel 366 between entrance and museum range
  • Special exhibition about “The last light railways in Austria - a retrospect into 1970s and 80s”
  • Museum guidance and demonstration of field-course-specific devices (e.g. floor cars)
  • shop with books, picture postcards, flea market and rooting crate - Buffet

Admission charge on opening days

Adults: € 8,00
Children: € 3,00
Family: € 16,00
all tickets include guided tours in museum and special exhibitions.


Feld- und Industriebahnmuseum
Maierhof 8
3183 Freiland
phone +43 664 2749113

Feld- und Industriebahnmuseum - seit 1965!