China Railway Museum Dongjiao, Beijing

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The China Railway Museum is a Chinese museum preserving locomotives that have operated on the railways of the People's Republic of China. The museum offers a total exhibition space of 16500m² and 8 exhibition tracks.The museum is located in Chaoyang District of Beijing City, some 15 km northeast of downtown Beijing, inside the circular test track that is part of the China National Railway Test Centre. It also has a branch in downtown Beijing, in the former Zhengyangmen East Railway Station near Tian'anmen Square.Downtown branchIn 2008, the Beijing Railway Museum was opened in 2008 in a building to includes the clock-tower of the former Zhengyangmen East Railway Station of the Jingfeng Railway, just southeast of the Tian'anmen Square. The rest of the building is entirely new-build, dating from the 1979 construction of Beijing Subway Line 4, which required the rest of the old station to be demolished. The historic facade was then reconstructed, in mirror-image, on the opposite (right hand) side of the clock tower. In October 2010, Beijing Railway Museum was renamed to the Zhengyangmen Branch (正阳门馆) of the China Railway Museum. This part of the museum contains only one full size historic locomotive - an 0-6-0 tank engine from the 19th century. The rest of the displays comprise models, maps (some in 3D relief), photographs, documents and displays about the development of railways in China, including architectural models of six new stations on the CRH China Railway High-speed system. Also on display is a CRH3 cab simulator.
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  • Lunar New year's Eve so I want to see in a long time and it went out, but unfortunately it was closed. Also try to start with. Changed with the time around the Museum came in the rain about two years. Feel the speed of progress in China.
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  • Rows and rows of locomotives [steam and diesel] and some carriages too. Good descriptions in English and Chinese. Even a dubbed Thomas the Tank engine video to watch, as well as a souvenir stall.  more »
  • If you're in Beijing for more than 4 days, I'd suggest bundling a visit to the Railway Museum with a visit to the 798 Art Zone and the National Film Museum since these three places are all within 2 mi...  more »
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  • I really wanted to visit this museum as I'm a fan of train but the queue for tickets was soooo long and I was running late for my plane that I omited it. Well ... there is always next year.
  • Inconvenient transportation. Quite a boring place except you are a railway enthusiast.
  • Located at very inconvenient place. But quite good items to see
  • Not easy to get there, but worth the effort with about 40 diesel engines and the same number of steam engines in various conditions - also some goods and passenger carriages, some historical. Some descriptions in English but some faded and unreadable. 4 stars. Recommended is the visit of the other railway museum behind Tiananmen Square in town.
  • 中國鐵道博物館其實是有三處的,此處是東郊館,主要以陳列大型展品為主。另外兩處是正陽門館和詹天佑紀念館,主要以陳列文獻史料為主。此處的評論中,有些人把這幾處弄混淆了,特此說明。 東郊館中陳列品,基本以火車機車為主,大概有一半是蒸汽機車,另外一半是內燃機車和電力機車,還有一小部分火車客運車廂。其中有部分機車頭和車廂可以進去參觀,還是挺有趣的。 早期蒸汽機車有很多是日本製造的,包括那部著名的“毛澤東”號,原來都是日本製造,後來被修復和重新命名的。那時候中國還沒有能力製造自己的蒸汽機車,只能拿來主義了。之後陸續有了自主生產的機車頭,到了60年代已經可以自己生產較高牽引力的蒸汽機車頭了。所有蒸汽機車中最高牽引力的是前蘇聯製造的,另外還有英、美製造的蒸汽機車頭。 內燃機車和電力機車方面,由於時間關係沒有參觀的特別仔細,有法國製造的內燃機車,最新的和諧號電力機車並沒有相關展示。 正好之前有機會參觀了日本京都鐵道博物館,很自然的將兩處博物館做了一下比較。相對京都鐵道博物館,感覺我們的博物館還有些需要改進的地方。首先是陳列的機車頭比較多,但是相應的文字資料和附屬品的資料比較少;其次是我們的展品都是擺那看的,不像人家的火車頭都是運作正常可以開動的;最後火車的細節和鐵道周邊設備的介紹也比較少。如果能在這些方面有所改進,就更完美了。 總體來說,鐵道博物館(東郊館)是很值得參觀的地方,尤其是對於鐵道迷、火車迷來說,可以近距離的感受這些富有年代感的大型機械,絕對是一種難得的體驗!
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