Parallel to its two covered halls, the Cité du Train offers an outdoor area of 16,000 m² with permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as many recreational railway activities for the entire family.

This space is divided in three sectors: the Cluny platform, the technical sector and the temporary exhibition tracks. You can also admire the modern passing trains such as the TGV, international Intercités, Corail TER Alsace 200, various regional trains, freight trains, the tramway-trains SNCF and the tramways Soléa from the Mulhouse network.

On both sides of the “marquee” from the Cluny train station, you can find railway equipment during temporary exhibitions. A small train station from the beginning of the 20th century recreates the atmosphere of the past, as shown by a mechanical signal Lartigue, a big train station crane, various railway objects and the signal tower of Paris Invalides.

The supervised technical sector offers various railway activities. A track plan, located along the Railway Panorama, is used for temporary exhibitions of equipment from April to October, with the presentation of a few elements stored in the storage building of the Cité du Train.

Les matériels exposés :

  • Automotrices, SNCF, Z 6181 (1971) et Z 5327 (entre 1965 et 1968)

  • Motrice à crémaillère MC3, Ligne 3 du métro de Lyon, 1978

  • Locomotive diesel-électrique BB 63413, "Plathée", SNCF, 2006

  • Autorail X 2235, SNCF, 1985

  • Locomotive électrique BB 25609 livrée « en voyage » - Bicourant, SNCF, 1974

  • Locomotive électrique BB 26172 Sybic nouvelle livrée – Bicourant – SNCF, 1996

  • Voiture USI 1ère et 2ème classes, A2t2B2t3 50 87 39-70 016-1, SNCF, 1972

  • Voiture UIC couchettes 1re et 2ème classes, A4c4B5c5x 51 87 44-70 141-9, SNCF, 1968

  • Locotracteurs Y 7108 ET Y 7199, SNCF, 1960

  • Draisine Unifiée avec grue type DU 65 n°6 005, SNCF, 1965

  • Motrice TGV 325, SNCF, 1959

  • Grue routière « Griffet », SNCF, 1960