Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Japan - Kyoto - Umekoji Steam Engine Museum

Umekoji Steam Engine Museum - Constructed in the memory of the centenial of Japanese railroad. Seventeen steam engines are shown here.

Sent by Hiroshi from Japan.

This is from Wilipedia : Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum (梅小路蒸気機関車館, Umekōji Jōkikikansha-kan?) is a railway museum located in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Opened in 1972, the former locomotive depot preserves 19 steam locomotives.

The museum is owned by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and is operated by Transportation Culture Promotion Foundation.

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