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Antigua is a very nice place, but if you live with children, sometimes it can get a little boring for them around here. I’ve posted before about all things you can do with children in Antigua . Sometimes, though, a change of scenery is nice – at 45 minutes from Antigua, Guatemala City perfectly fits the bill.

In addition to a very nice zoo , there are museums and other interesting things to do in the city. One such place worth checking out is the Museo del Ferrocarril (Guatemala City Railway Museum), an inexpensive, informative outing that’s well worth a visit.

If you’re interested in reading a tiny bit of history about Guatemala’s train system, read on. If you just want information about visiting the museum, skip to the end of this article.

Birth of Guatemala’s Railway System

Guatemala once had a relatively extensive railway system, which spanned from the border of Mexico to Guatemala City and onto Puerto Barrios, on the Atlantic Coast. Built in the late 1800s, the railway system provided a vital link between Guatemala’s crop-producing regions and its commercial ports.

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The first railway link connected Escuintla, a major commercial hub, and Puerto San Jose (near Monterrico), on the Pacific Coast.

Slowly, the government of Justo Rufino Barrios (the Guatemalan President on the Q5 bill) built sections as needed. The government of dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera continued the expansion, eventually running out of money. This led to Estrada  striking a one-sided deal with United Fruit Company (today Chiquita Banana).

Estrada granted large tracts of lands for United Fruit Company to plant their crops and control of the port in Puerto Barrios, all tax-free. This deal would have horrible consequences for Guatemalans and would be felt to this day when a later government (that of President Jacobo Arbenz) tried to reclaim the land United Fruit Company owned , or at least pay the taxes they owed. You can read all about the CIA-backed coup that put a stop to and ousted Arbenz in the book “ Bitter Fruit “.

United Fruit Company, through its subsidiary International Railways of Central America (IRCA), went on to build the needed links necessary to ship their banana crops via Puerto Barrios, on the Atlantic Coast. Under IRCA’s direction, the railway system connecting the system with neighboring Mexico and El Salvador.

This was the golden age of the railway system in Guatemala. Because Guatemala’s highway system hadn’t been developed yet, journeys often took days on horseback – the train system was a blessing for commerce. On foot, it took 12 days to reach Puerto Barrios. Using the train? Only six hours were needed.

The Decline of Guatemala’s Railway System

The development of Guatemala’s highway system doomed its railway system. Once President Arbenz built the road the Atlantic (the 1950s), it became cheaper for companies to ship products via public roads than to use the train system.

United Fruit Company sold IRCA, which was independently operated until it was turned over to the Guatemalan government in 1968 – this accelerated the decline of the railway system.

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The state-owned company, Ferrocarriles de Guatemala (FEGUA) took over in 1968. During its administration, the railway’s infrastructure slowly began to crumble. In 1996, railway service finally halted.

A new company, Railroad Development Corporation , was hired to rebuild the infrastructure. The railway system opened in 1999 for freight trains and chartered steam train trips for tourists. You can read one such tourist account here , something I’d love to do if the steam train service ever reopened for service.

The railway system shut down again in 2007, as it was not profitable. You can view somewhat recent pictures of the Guatemalan train service in operation here .

The Railway System Today

Unfortunately, the railway system is very much in disrepair, as many sections are non-existent, either to theft or unauthorized constructions atop railroad tracks. There have been plans to rebuild the railway system for the past two decades, but they never go anywhere due to lack of financial commitment from the government and interested developers. A project more likely to succeed is a proposed electric train (Tren-Tram), which would function inside Guatemala City first ( read more here – in Spanish).

For now, the best way to appreciate Guatemala’s train system is by visiting the Museo de Ferrocarriles , located in Guatemala City. This museum holds a restored collection of trains, which you can check out at leisure. It also has a section which displays old artifacts in use from the railway systems golden age. It’s a great place for children, as there are places in which you’re allowed to climb and even play conductor on a real train.

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Great place for active children

Visitors Guide

To get the most out of your trip to the museum, it’s highly recommended you seek out a guide, which is available free. They can explain all sorts of interesting items about how to operate a locomotive, as well as fill you in on details you won’t read or hear anywhere else.

There’s an English-speaking guide available from Tuesday to Friday but call ahead to make sure he’ll be available (telephone numbers:  (502) 2232-9270 or (502) 2238-3036  or email them at [email protected] ). The address for the museum is 9a Avenida 18-03 Zona 1, Guatemala City .

Hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday ( 9:00 am to 4:30 pm ) and Saturday and Sunday ( 10:00 am a 4:30 pm ).

Best of all is the price – only Q1 for children, Q2 for adults .

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A lot has been written over the years about the history of Guatemala’s Railways. 

This modest attempt simply aims to provide a basic account of a visit to the Guatemala City Railway Museum along with some background information.

The Guatemala City Railway Museum, officially known as the Museo del Ferrocarril, is located in the former main railway station in Guatemala City.

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The museum’s collection of steam and diesel locomotives, passenger carriages and other rolling stock is displayed on the tracks inside the old train shed or just outside it.

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Rooms inside the station host displays that tell the story of the railways in the country.  It all looks quite well done, with a collection of mannequins around the place adding a bit of extra realism.

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Construction of the first railway (built to 3ft gauge) in Guatemala commenced in 1877 and the rails reached Guatemala City in 1884. The line to Puerto Barrios on the Atlantic coast was completed in 1908.

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The map below shows lines constructed between 1877 and 1885 in brown, between 1890 and 1898 in red, and between 1898 and 1930 in green.  The separate Ferrocarril Verapaz, shown in black, was contructed in 1898.

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The whole 3ft gauge network was eventually acquired by United Fruit, and then in 1912 it was renamed the International Railways of Central America (IRCA).  It prospered until the coming of the highways in the 1950s.

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In 1968, the network became state owned and was rebranded as Ferrocarriles de Guatemala (FEGUA). This did not stave off decline however and the system closed to all traffic in 1996.

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Between 1999 and 2007 the system was rehabilitated by the Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) with some freight trains and railcars operating between Guatemala City and Puerto Barrios.

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There have been no train services on the 3ft network for more than 15 years now, but the tracks still exist in many places, including on the approach to the main station here.

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There is one line in the country remaining; the short cross-border connection from Mexico was rebuilt to standard gauge and reopened a few years ago.

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Small museum with a lot of history. Be ready to explore old trains, wagons, even presidential suites; all of which surrounded by 1940's train station. The museum also has small gift shop, mostly "far...

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I loved the visit along with my father, because I could remember my grandfather telling me his father's (my great grandfather) stories when he used to work in the Guatemalan Raildroad Offices.

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Calling all train fans! The Museo del Ferrocarril FEGUA is located in what used to be Guatemala City’s main railway station. It’s full of fascinating artifacts, including imposing steam and diesel locomotives. You can climb on board some of them and play conductor. There is an English-speaking guide at the site from Tuesday–Friday and it’s well worth taking the tour.

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This is a great little museum with lots to see. A bunch of engines and different types of rail cars, many of which you can walk through. Admission is only 2 Q, a deal at double this price. Highly rec...

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I loved the visit along with my father, because I could remember my grandfather telling me his father's (my great grandfather) stories when he used to work in the Guatemalan Raildroad Offices.

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With a fascinating history that merges Mayan traditions with Spanish culture, Guatemala is one of the most interesting countries in the world . Guatemala City has excellent museums where you can learn about Mayan history, traditional textiles, archaeology and what it feels like to experience an earthquake. Here are the top museums to visit in Guatemala city.

1. palacio nacional.

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On the north side of Parque Central is the magnificent Presidential Palace. Once the home of the infamous dictator General Jorge Ubico, today this palatial building is a museum, and visits are by guided tour (available in English). Take a few hours to explore the quirks of the Palacio Nacional; the grand banquet hall, with its ornate stained-glass panels, ironically represents the virtues of good government. Make sure to step onto the presidential balcony, where you can pretend you’re a maniacal dictator surveying your troops.

6A Calle, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala +502 2239 5000

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2. Museo Popol Vuh

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Located within the Fransisco Marroquin University, this sleek, modern museum documents the different stages of Mayan culture and history. Named after the ancient Mayan sacred book, Museo Popol Vuh showcases intricate pre-Hispanic figurines and statues, carved wooden masks, burial urns, traditional textiles and other Mayan artifacts. With an abundance of colonial paintings and gilded wood upon its walls, as well as colorful Mayan paintings of animals, art lovers will be suitably entertained too.

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4. Museo Miraflores

This outstanding museum is sandwiched between two shopping malls a couple of miles from the town centre, but it can be easily reached by any bus going to Centro Comercial Tikal Futura. Downstairs displays objects found at the Mayan site Kaminaljuyú, and upstairs there are textiles and indigenous clothing exhibitions. Outside is a pretty grassy area with paths and benches, a nice place to rest your legs after exploring.

7 Calle 21-55, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala +502 2208 0550

5. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología

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This lovely yellow church is based on the original church in Antigua, Guatemala, and even contains gold-plated Baroque altars from the original building. Built in 1918 in a Neoclassical style, this church bizarrely became the headquarters of the Guatemalan police force, but is now a museum packed with elaborate paintings, religious statues and sculptures from the 17th and 19th centuries. A must for architecture fans.

1a Calle Poniente & 6a Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala +502 7832 0559

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If you’re travelling with kids, a visit to the children’s museum is a must – and as it’s located directly opposite the city zoo, it’s perfectly situated for a fun day out. This hands-on museum has displays including a giant jigsaw-map of Guatemala, an earthquake simulator and a very popular room of uniquely entertaining ball games.

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Historic train cars and locomotives.

The Guatemala City Railway Museum is a beautiful museum where you"ll find types of historic train cars and restored locomotives. The guided tours are interesting because aside from just providing information, they actually try to recreate scenes and scenarios from history. It's an interesting and different way to spend a morning in Guatemala City!

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Small museum with a lot of history. Be ready to explore old trains, wagons, even presidential suites; all of which surrounded by 1940's train station. The museum also has small gift shop, mostly "far...

Panamajoe2017

This is a great little museum with lots to see. A bunch of engines and different types of rail cars, many of which you can walk through. Admission is only 2 Q, a deal at double this price. Highly rec...

justviv818

Railroad Museum

The entry is only 2Q for adults and 1Q for children. They charge tourists the same as locals. Sadly you can’t take a lot of pictures but you can take pictures of the trains. We found a worker who was ...

judithdep2017

A nice place to see antiques.

I loved the visit along with my father, because I could remember my grandfather telling me his father's (my great grandfather) stories when he used to work in the Guatemalan Raildroad Offices.

N5493OAscottb

Enjoyable Experience

Our 3 year old son loves trains so visiting this museum was a must see for us while on our trip to Guatemala. We decided to visit on our way to the airport from Antigua. It was a little off of the b...

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    The Guatemala City Railway Museum, officially known as the Museo del Ferrocarril, is located in the former main railway station in Guatemala City. The museum's collection of steam and diesel locomotives, passenger carriages and other rolling stock is displayed on the tracks inside the old train shed or just outside it.

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    The Guatemala City Railway Museum is a beautiful museum where youll find types of historic train cars and restored locomotives. The guided tours are interesting because aside from just providing information, they actually try to recreate scenes and scenarios from history. It's an interesting and different way to spend a morning in Guatemala City!

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