Naroow gauge railway museum in Zreče
Kovaška 31 3214 Zreče
The Zreče Railway Station is the only remaining railway station of the Poljčane – Slovenske Konjice – Zreče narrow gauge railway track. At the station, a train including a locomotive, a passenger car, and two freight cars is displayed.
The Poljčane – Slovenske Konjice narrow gauge railway track was opened in 1892 and extended to Zreče in 1921. It was built to connect the Maribor – Ljubljana railway track with the upper Dravinja Valley, rich in timber and coal, and its emerging industry. The track saw vibrant freight and passenger traffic, which unfortunately started to decline after World War II. In 1962, the track Poljčane – Zreče was closed due to a lack of profitability.
The restored Zreče Railway Station hosts three museum collections focusing on:
Poljčane – Slovenske Konjice – Zreče railway track;
"Zreški kovači" music group;
recent events connected with this track (800th anniversary of the first written accounts of Zreče, launch of a book by Karlo Rustja about this track and in celebration of its last drive, launch of a novel by the stationmaster Franjo Kozelj, restoration of the train and the station).
Cesta na Roglo 11j
Tel. : ++386 3 759 04 70
GPS Northing (N) : 46,3781
GPS Easting (E) : 15,384