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Hong Kong Railway Museum - A Glimpse to Hong Kong's Golden Age of Train Travel

Hong Kong Railway Museum - New TerritoriesHong Kong Railway Museum is a quaint museum located in Tai Po Market, New Territories of Hong Kong. It is housed in the faithfully restored old railroad station of Tai Po, and presents the history of the Hong Kong-Canton railroad line which was opened in 1910.

On display are numerous original documents, images and historical photographs, as well as locomotives, old coaches, samples of tracks, and a full-size model of an electric train compartment. There are also a pump trolley and a diesel-engined railcar.

The Old Tai Po Market Railway Station, which was built in 1913, is an attraction in itself. The building features indigenous Chinese architectural style, with numerous small figures decorating the exterior, such as are commonly found in existing old southern Chinese temples. It was in service until 1983. In 1984, it was listed as a declared monument and was transformed into a museum in 1985.

The Hong Kong Railway Museum is located at 13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, New Territories. It is open daily, admission is free.

To get there, take minibus 20A, 20C, 20K from MTR Tai Po Market Station. Alight at Tai Po Complex and walk approximately eight minutes through Wai Yi Street to On Fu Road.

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