Railway Coaches

Gaekwar Baroda Saloon (256)

This Broad-gauge (5’6”) Gaekwar of Baroda Saloon was built in 1886 by Parel Workshops of the Bombay Baroda & Central India Railway, for use by the Gaekwar of Baroda. It was later used by Bombay Baroda & Central India Railway, with number being ERB-20. This was a unique saloon of six wheels (three axles); the center axle was rigid, while the two outer axles (at each end) could swivel according to the curvature of the track and controlled by a central spring system. The outer axles had vacuum as well as hand brakes. The saloon was ornamented with gold enamel on the ceiling, which has been destroyed. A small portion of the original has been reSouvenir shopd, and can be seen through a glass pane. The entry to the saloon is from platforms fitted with brass work.