Evrykhou – The Railways Museum and the Mill

Hello everybody,

A ticket to happiness, a trip in time will bring the present back in the past. Children, parents and grandparents all gathered in a trip back in time that will make them linked in the future. We can stop and wait together for the train. The grandparents will have a tear, the parents a sweet smile, and the children maybe they will not understand it yet… but they will remember one day the moment. One day when they will take the place and they will have the memory of the moment when they did not understand.



Passing the village of Evrykhou I could not believe my eyes that there was a sign towards the Rail station Museum.


I went there to see it. There it was. The rail station. The beauty of the place made me imagine me sitting on the bench and waiting. I could close my eyes and see those people, busy, waiting for the train, luggage, kids running around, people buying tickets. A day in the past.







The rail station in Evrykhou is now new (restored) and has a new road. It is a nice building with only few meters of railways. The trains stopped working. I can hear the sounds of the present.
The Rail station museum is closed for the moment. I would prefer to see kids in the train, parents and grandparents buying tickets, waving hands, even for a short trip around the village.




A conductor telling the story:
“The Cyprus Government Railway was a railway network that has operated in Cyprus from October 1905 to December 1951. With a total length of 76 miles, there were 39 stations, stops and halts, the most prominent of which served Famagusta, Prastio Mesaoria, Angastina, Trakhoni Kythrea, Nicosia, Kokkini Trimithia, Morphou, Kalokhorio Lefka and Evrykhou. The train stopped functioning. It stopped to serve the region. The memory however, remain live, the history records and we, help it to record and keeps the memories live, in order to last in the deterioration of time.
From here the responsibility originates, our duty, to try to change this ruin, not to let it be as it is today, that once was a historical event, the station of Cyprus railway.
For history we report that this building was used in 1932 as a sanitary centre, because of the locality, for the confrontation of contagious illness. Later it was used as a dormitory of forest services and it was destroyed in 1957.
After some efforts of the Community Authorities but also after many publications, the authorization of £ 24.000 was announced–in September 2003, for the restoration of this building”.











Maybe next time...
Evrykhou village is a place to go. To see history, to see the beautiful mill… to breath a new day outside with the children.


Tell a story to your child... he will remember the story…the place … and the peoples.

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot Lizard!

Where:
Railway Station Museum
Evrykhou village
Opening hours: Winter hours (16.09 - 15.04 )
Monday - Sunday: 08:30 - 16:00
Summer hours (16/4 - 15/9)

Monday - Sunday: 9.30 – 17.00


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