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Beijing Railway Museum - Zhengyangmen, Beijing: 4 reviews and 11 photos
China Railway Museum (Zhengyangmen) is located south of Tian'anmen Square, east side of Qianmen Street. It is a colonial style building with four levels of exhibition halls.
It starts with the ancient history of China Railway like introducing the "Dragon Locomotive" for one golden dragon varved on each side of the body respectively, was used for Tangshan-Xugezhuang Railway constructed in 1881, having axle arrangement as 0-3-0 and operating speed up to 32km/h. It also displays a Franch-made Hundred-year Old Clock Used in Paomachang (Xibianmen) Station on Beijing-Hankou Railway. Badge of Locomotive Named after Mao Zedong was used in some of the locomotive after October 30, 1946.
On the ground floor of the Museum, it displayed the current development and routes of High Speed Rail (HSR) in China. China Railway has the ambitious to continue to built HSR to support the tourist industry and china business development. The signboard was written as:
" Nowadays, China is endeavouring toward the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. in accordance with the requirements of Scientific Outlook on Development, Chinese railway construction scientifically and orderly, ensuring the perfect safety of railway, taking efforts to safeguard the interests of railway workers. The fundamental criterion for railway development is adapting the requirements of economic and social development as well as the satisfaction of people. By the end of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, the railway open to traffic all over the country will increase to 120,000km from 91,000km now, among which there will be 45,000km fast railway, 50,000km western area railway. The rate of complex line and electrification will be more than 50% and 60% respectively.
To realize the modernization of Chinese railway is not only dream of several generation of Chinese railway workers but also an expectation of all Chinese people. Looking into the future, we are encouraged and believe that Chinese railway has promising prospects and a more brilliant future! "
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Close on Monday)
In Chinese: 中国铁道博物馆 (Zhong Guo Tie Dao Bo Wu Guan)
Address: 2 Qian Men Dong Da Jie
Directions: South of Tian'anmen Square, East of Qianmen Street. Qianmen Station (Line 2)
Phone: 010-5269 3188
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