Hualien Railway Cultural Area

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Hualien Railway Cultural Area

Hualien Railway Cultural Area
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,859 contributions
Jewel in the Crown
Aug 2021
The Taiwan East Coast Railway began operations in 1908, when Taiwan was the jewel in the crown of the Japanese Empire. Some older pepple look back on the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) with nostalgia. Taiwan's forests yielded valuable timber that was coveted by the Japanese. The engines and rolling stock will interest train buffs. Some of the exhibits have English captions.
Written August 10, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,859 contributions
Returning to the Age of Steam
Mar 2021
The Hualien Railway Cultural Area commemorates the Taiwan East Coast Railway, beginning in 1908. which flourished during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). This was the Age of Steam. The cultural area is based in a restored wooden building, dating from 1932. The steam engines will appeal to railway buffs, as will the old railway cars. These relics of Taiwan's past date from a time when Taiwan was a jewel in Japan's empire. Most captions are in Chinese, although some English is used.
Written April 9, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,859 contributions
Reminder of times gone by
Aug 2020
The Hualian Railway Cultural Area has a collection of railway engines and other relics, mainly from the Japanese period. The Japanese opened up the Taroko Gorge area in the 1930s, when they ruled Taiwan as a colony. Taiwan was part of the Japanese Empire from 1895 to 1945. They cut timber in the mountains and sent it to Japan
Written September 14, 2020
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,280 contributions
An interesting museum for train enthusiasts
Sep 2016 • Couples
Unfortunately the museum closes at 5 pm and i arrived too late but the gates were still open so i wandered in ad looked at an old locomotive, some rolling stock and old railway buildings. I could not enter any of the buildings as i was too late but it was well worth wandering through the grounds for ten minutes.
Written May 7, 2017
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Guysingle
London49 contributions
Unable to find
Oct 2016 • Couples
It certainly isn't at the map location on TripAdvisor, and given the website no longer exists, after 30 mins of walking around and asking locals, we gave up. I don't think it exists now.
Written October 27, 2016
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R G
Christchurch, New Zealand209 contributions
For train and logging history lovers
Jan 2016 • Friends
If you are into old trains and logging history you will probably get a lot out of this place.
Aside from that its a nice place to wander and stretch your legs but not somewhere I would return to. Enjoyed the visit none the less.
Note, not all displays are open every day.
Written April 10, 2016
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Smithend
Tewkesbury62 contributions
Good for those with an interest in old trains
Feb 2016 • Family
A pleasant stroll around the well preserved exhibits but nothing to detain you for more than an hour, as there are more interesting places to visit.
Written March 13, 2016
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KuanSu
Hualien, Taiwan36 contributions
Taiwan East Railway history
Mar 2016 • Solo
Old Hualien railway station, it has been renovated nicely with proper signs that tell you all the past. This cultural park is good for family or train lovers.
Written March 4, 2016
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resirnus
Penang, Malaysia127 contributions
Quaint little musuem
Nov 2015 • Family
I think no admission fees for this. The old station is well preserved and giving visitors a flash back to how the train station and train operates back then. Very informative . The exhibits are interactive too. A small little museum don't expect to spend too long here.
Written November 13, 2015
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themudgeerambler
Mudgee, Australia674 contributions
Might be good for Gunzels
Oct 2015 • Couples
Not a lot happening here. Obviously once a busy hub for railroads. Not too much in English around but interesting story about the lockup where you could end up if you didnt pay your fare. This must have been a common occurence and the jail was introduced to stop this. There is a couple of impressive steam locos on display that i am sure would fire up if fed a bit of coal into them.
Written November 3, 2015
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