Transportation (Post#19) : Taiwan Railway LDK58 Steam Train
Photos of the day are all about Taiwan Railway LDK58 Steam Train, a narrow-gauge steam locomotive which can be found being displayed near at Taipei Main Station East 2 Exit. The information found related to the displayed steam train are from the board display at the front of it. These photos are part of Second Taipei Tour last August 2017.
TRA LDK58 Steam Locomotive
LDK58 steam locomotive was manufactured by Nippon Rolling Stock Japan in 1923. It weighs 21.6 tons and has 5030 kg power, equipped with a central buffer couple, 4 power axles and water tanks on its sides. In the early days, it ran on the line between Hualien and Taitung, playing a major role in providing services.
It was retired in June 1982 when the gauge of the line between Hualien and Taitung was widened from 762mm to 1067mm. On July 7, 1985, it was shipped to Makong, Panhu as a gift for Panhu County Hall and exhibited in the county’s cultural center.
To preserve railway cultural heritage, TRA shipped it back to Taipei Railway Workshop in October 1999 and restore it before the year 2000 railway festival (June 9). On the very day of railway festival a brand new LDK58 was exhibited on the east square of Taipei Railway Station. It was shipped to Taipei Railway Workshop for preservation.
–Display board of TRA LDK58 Steam Locomotive on display in front of Taipei Railway Station
Taiwan Railway LDK58 Steam Train, Displayed at Taipei Main Station East 2 Exit
Photo : Taiwan Railway LDK58 Steam Train, Steam Train,
Location : Taipei station, No. 3, Beiping West Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
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Majority of public transportation in Taiwan and in Taipei City starts and ends in Taipei Main Station.
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