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Here you will see various signal levers and posts, a telegraph pole dating from 1890 and the initial survey of the line. The smaller items of rolling stock include an engineer’s hand-propelled trolley, vans and open wagons of 1890s vintage.

But it is the locomotives which hold pride of place in the outdoor collection ranging from a diminutive saddle-tank to the massive and mighty Beyer-Garratts. These are locomotives built by Beyer Peacock of Manchester, the Vulcan Foundry, and Garratt engines, the largest, heaviest and most powerful meter gauge locomotives in the world!.

The grounds are also available for hire for events, picnic, photo shoots, modelling and weddings.

The coach where Spt. Charles H. Ryall was dragged and killed by a man-eating lion at Kima station on 6th June 1900


Sheltered in an open-sided annexe to the museum are few carriages, including No. 12, built in 1899 in Britain and used as an Inspection car. It was in this carriage that a British Superintendent Charles Ryall was dragged and killed by a man-eating lion, 400km from Nairobi. Movie producers and documentary film makers all over the world

Sir Henry Charles Ryall and the Kima Killer in1900. It was the end of the road for Sir Charles Henry Ryall who was killed and dragged by a man-eater at a place called Kima 400km from Mombasa; he had left the door of the carriage intentionally open so that he could shoot the lion as it approached but unfortunately he fell asleep while on duty. (the coach can be viewed at the Nairobi Railway Museum).