Golra Railways station is situated on the outskirts of Islamabad, located at 1994 feet above sea level, in the southeast of the Margalla Hills. It’s a century-old station with Victorian-style building, steam engines, old but preserved buggies and railway cranes on extra tracks. The giant trees enhance the beauty of the area. The station is still active as more than 20 trains pass this every day and few trains have a stop here. The major attraction here is a venerated railway museum housing relics and memorabilia associated with railways dating back to the days of British Raj.
I cycled to explore this historic site and its museum. Unfortunately, the museum which is a box-like building was locked and I couldn’t enter, thanks to the glass windows I could peak in and see some vintage style fans and lights. Outside the building, some old buggies, steam engines, and carts were displayed which were interesting to watch. I walked along with those carts and buggies and tried to imagine the time when they ruled over the railway tracks running between the crop fields and mountains.
There were few passengers on the railway station waiting for their train to come. The station wasn’t crowded at all. It was peaceful and had a serene environment overall. It’s a must go place if you like to enjoy the calmness in the air.