In the context of preparing for the museum, display works at the International Museum of the Suez Canal, the Suez Canal Authority succeeded in transferring two historic railway cars from the Ismailia train station to the museum headquarters, as their manufacture dates back to the period between the end of the nineteenth century AD and the beginning of the twentieth century.
The two cars on the (Cairo-Ismailia) train line, which was used to transport people, goods, materials, and tasks to the canal area in the nineteenth century, and in general, the railway line between (Cairo – Suez) and (Suez – Ismailia) is one of the most important elements for the success of the implementation of the drilling project Suez Canal.
The transportation of the two wagons necessitated observance of safety standards and the cooperation of all concerned parties to secure the transportation route.
The two wagons are scheduled to undergo meticulous restoration and maintenance by the project consultant, the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, to be part of the model designed for the museum’s old Ismailia train station, as an essential part of the museum display and the collectibles that list The history of trade and transport movement in ancient Egypt until today.
It is worth noting that the English scientist George Stephenson, the inventor of the first railway carriage, was a member of the international committee formed by the diplomat Ferdinand De Lesseps to review the works of the Suez Canal drilling project.