Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lunch stop includes train museum surprise
It was time for lunch and after a buffet of every imaginable kind of lovely fresh salad, we had a stroll around the grounds. What a surprise. In the back of this restaurant was a huge outdoor railway museum of vintage steam engines and rolling stock dating back to the late 1800s. Most of the German-made engines were in good condition. Funnily enough, the mechanical accessories for the trains were built in England.
Back in the private rail carriage it was interesting to see Ataturk's conference table, sleeping quarters and kitchen with marble counter tops and even a fridge. But now it was time to move on.