by Ben Curtis
The train museum, tucked away in an old station building to the south of Atocha, right next to Delicias Cercanias and Metro stations, is a fantastic way to spend a morning.
On Saturdays from 11.30 until lunchtime they have the mini trains running around a great little landscaped track at the back – it’s amazing how these replica mini steam and electric trains can happily pull about 8 adults with kids on their knees.
I’m not sure who enjoys it more, the kids of the adults, both the train rides, the vast model railways, and the wonderful old locomotives and trains from the past century and a half.
More information at the Madrid Train Museum/Museo del Ferrocarril webstie: http://www.museodelferrocarril.org/