Steam Locomotives Preserved at Kyoto Railway Museum and Related Objects

JR West opened the Kyoto Railway Museum in April 2016. Compared to the museums of other railway companies, the greatest difference is that 23 steam locomotives (built between 1880 and 1948) are displayed along with a large-scale round house (fan-shaped engine shed), a turntable, and locomotive maintenance records. Eight of these locomotives are in working order. Moreover, the inspection warehouse overhead traveling crane, built in 1915, and associated tools used as inspection equipment are still used in actual operation. These pieces of equipment demonstrate the changes in the connection between steam locomotives and society in Japan resulting from changes in the modernization of power used in railways.

On exhibition

Kyoto Railway Museum

Hours open:
10:00–17:00(Entry closes at 16:30)
Admission fee:
General admission (18 years and older) 1,500 yen
University and high school students 1,300 yen
Junior high and elementary school students 500 yen
Children (3 years and older) 200 yen
Days closed:
Wednesday, year-end and New Year holidays (12/30 to 1/1)
Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835
2 mins. on foot from Umekoji-Kyotonishi Sta., JR Sagano Line

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