THE MALTA RAILWAY

There is no longer a Railway in Malta, it closed down in 1931 mainly due to the introduction of Trams and Motor Buses, but it is still possible to find visible traces of the railway here and there. The Malta Railway opened in 1883 and ran from Valletta to Notabile close to Rabat and Mdina. The line was extended in 1900 through a tunnel under Mdina from Notabile to Museum Station near Mtarfa. These pages show you what there is still to be seen in Malta. Each time we have a holiday in Malta we try to find another part of the old railway. On a recent visit to Malta during November and December 2002, I was lucky to trace parts of the old railway between Attard and Notabile, so there are now 10 new pages added to this website. There is also a set of pages of The Malta Railway as seen on old postcard views and a list of the Steam Locomotives.

Malta Railway Train

Malta Railway train passing through the tunnels near Porte Des Bombes. If the train is not running please wait until the page has fully loaded, then the train should pass through regularly.

Animated Graphic by Alan Edwards

CONTENTS

The Malta Railway Album

Follow the course of the Malta Railway, with pictures of locations at Valletta, Floriana, Porte Des Bombes, Hamrun, Birkirkara, Attard, San Salvatore, Across the fields to Notabile and Museum.

The Malta Railway Postcard Album

Look back at how the Malta Railway was seen on a selection of old postcard views

The Locomotives and Stations of the Malta Railway

A listing of the Locomotives, Stations and Halts of the Malta Railway.

Steam locomotives of Great Britain that were named "MALTA"

Pictures and historical information of the locomotives of the Great Western Railway (GWR), London & North Western Railway (L&NWR), London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and British Railways (BR) that proudly carried the name "MALTA"

"DeGree Miniatures"

Malta Railway Models and Malta Bus Models by David Grech, Zabbar, Malta can be seen and ordered at www.degreeminiatures.com

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There is an excellent book "THE MALTA RAILWAY" by Joseph Bonnici and Michael Cassar

It covers every aspect about the Malta Railway

It is available in many Bookshops and Souvenir Shops throughout Malta and Gozo.

Please visit the maltarailway.com website by Alan Taylor

Catch the next Malta Railway Train back to Malta Memories Page

Catch the next Malta Railway Train back to Alan's Collectors Emporium

There are lots of Transport pages at "Routes International - People Transportation"

Last updated 19th April 2009

Photographs and Animated Train Graphic by Alan Edwards

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