Atatürk's Wagon and White Train

Ataturkun wagon and white train
Ataturkun wagon and white train

Atatürk's Wagon and White Train: Atatürk's Wagon Used on Trips, (Atatürk's Wagon White Train) - The only unique example of the White Train used by Atatürk during his country trips (1935-1938); Ankara Garda is exhibited next to “Atatürk House and Railways Museum in the War of Independence” since 1964. It was registered by the Ministry of Culture General Directorate of Monuments and Museums in 1991 as the “cultural asset to be protected by Atatürk”.


This wagon, which Atatürk used in all his country trips between 1935 and 1938, also "hosted" on his last trip.

Ata's body was taken from Dolmabahçe Palace on Saturday, November 19, 1938 and placed in the battleship Yavuz in Sarayburnu. There was a ceremony at the middle table in this wagon of the "White Train" waiting in Izmit. It was 20.23. Six torches were burned around the body, and the six officers started their vigil with their swords in respect. When the division band went to mourning, at 20.32, the train moved to Ankara between the tears of those gathered at the train station.

The train arrived in Ankara on Sunday, 20 November 1938 at 10.04. Inonu, deputies, soldiers, police, officers, students and the public were waiting at the station. Ata's coffin was taken from the window of the wagon at 10.26 and made his last farewell to the nation he saved, and his last trip with the "White Train" he placed in the ball cart waiting in front of the famous "Steering Building" in which he directed the War of Independence.

The White Train Hosts the Memoirs of Atatürk
The White Train Hosts the Memoirs of Atatürk

Technical specifications of the wagon

Weight: 46.3 tone
Length: 14.8 m.
Manufacturer: LHV Linke Hofmann-Werke, Breslau, 1935

Car;
xnumx.mutfak
2.Medical toilet
3.Goods / Saloon compartment
4.Main compartment
xnumx.banyo
6.Atatürk's bedroom
the xnumx.salo
8.Dinning consists of sections.


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