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Preserved Steam in Taiwan

Su I-Jaw has sent me lists of preserved locomotives in Taiwan.

See also some of his pictures of restored steam locomotives.

The list was updated in December 2011 thanks to a report from Steve Pratt of his October 2011 visit. It has been further updated following my own visit in March 2015 by observation and from Su I-Jaw's website - http://citycat.theweb.tw/indexeng.htm. Those in BLUE were seen on a March 2015 visit to Taiwan.

The rendering of Chinese names into Pinyin is a constant headache, the hyphenated form previously used on this page (and still present) bears only a passing resemblance to that on road signs and I have amended those for which I have observations, although of course the phonetics are much the same.


List of locations of (preserved) Alishan18-Ton Shay Locomotives.

NUMBER

DATE  BUILT

BUILDER

LOCATION

REMARK

11

1910.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

-------

Scrapped

12

1910.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

Alishan New Station

 

13

1911.10

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

Chiayi Beimen Railway Park

Returned from Taipei by 2011

14

1912.6

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

Puffing Billy Railway, Australia

 

15

1912.6

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

--------

Scrapped

16

1913.1

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

Chi-Nan Forest Resort, Hualien

 

17

1913.1

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

Alishan New Station

 

18

1913.1

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A.

Fenchihu Depot

 

List of locations of (preserved) Alishan 28-Ton Shay Locomotives thought to be correct in March 2015).

NUMBER

DATE BUILT

BUILDER

LOCATION

REMARK

21

1912.7

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Chongshan Park, Chiayi (also known as Chiayi Park)

 

22

1913.5

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Jiji Station (east of Ershui)

 

23

1913.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Chiayi Beimen Railway Park

 

24

1913.9

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Alishan New Station

 

25

1914.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Chiayi Beimen Depot

Serviceable

26

1914.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Chiayi Beimen Depot

Serviceable

27

1914.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

--------

Scrapped

28

1914.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Railway Park, Miaoli

 

29

1914.8

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Fenchihu Depot

 

30

1915.7

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

--------

Scrapped

31

1917.11

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Alishan New Loco Shed

Serviceable

32

1917.11

LIMA, OHIO, U.S.A

Nyo-Chou River Park, Ju-Chi Township, Chiayi

 

Pictures of these are available using the link http://citycat.theweb.tw/indexeng.htm.


Display locations of sugar cane steam locomotives in Taiwan. the second column relies on personal observation in March 2015, Su's web pages and the Chinese language "The Illustrated Handbook of Taiwan Light Railway and Industrial Railway Rolling Stock" published in Taipei in 2011. NB From this 347, 358, 360, 362, 363, 372, 527, 532, 535 are now in Japan.

Tourist trains, normally diesel hauled, are to be found at Xihu, Suantou, Sinying/Xinying and Wushulin (I believe not a mill as such but a cane collection point). As of March 2015, 346 was operating on Sundays (2 trains) at Xihu while 346 at Wushulin although serviceable was not used regularly, apparently it worked over Chinese New Year 2015. Formerly, there was a short tourist train service at Ciaotou (Taiwan Sugar Museum), we visited on a weekend and saw no sign of it, a security guard confirmed this but we have no official information on it. There are many diesels at the four locations, Su I-Jaw's site indicates that there are more at Huwei and (possibly Shanhua) which are reported to still be processing sugar and other mills. At all the mills visited there was still masses of rolling stock and usually the original station used for local passenger services was still present. All steam locomotives are 0-6-0T and 762mm / 2' 6" gauge unless otherwise indicated

Loco Number Locations (2000 - 2009) Locations (as of 2010/5)
10 (1067mm, Nishia, Japan, 1943) Ku-Chi-Feng Resort, Hsinchu Ku-Chi-Feng Resort, Hsinchu
11 (1067mm, Fukugawa, Japan, 1927) Huwei sugar mill Huwei sugar mill
274 (Nishia, Japan, 1920) Yueh-Mei sugar mill Yueh-Mei sugar mill
317 (Taiwan Iron Works, 1942) Kanon Mt., Da-She, Kaoshiung Kanon Mt., Da-She, Kaoshiung
322 (Nishia, Japan, 1923) Huwei sugar mill (diesel conversion) Huwei sugar mill
326 (Nishia, Japan, 1940) Yueh-mei sugar mill Xihu sugar mill
329 (Nishia, Japan, 1937) Bei-Kang sugar mill Bei-Kang sugar mill
331 (Nishia, Japan, 1935) Railway Park, Miaoli Railway Park, Miaoli
332 (Nishia, Japan, 1937) Dou-Lio sugar mill Huwei Station
335 (Nishia, Japan, 1937) Lu-Yeh Resort, Taitung Mu-Yeh Pastoral of TSC, Chi-Shan, Taichung
339 (Nishia, Japan, 1934) Cultural Centre of Yun-Lin, Dou-Lio Cultural Centre of Yun-Lin, Dou-Lio
345 (AFB, Belgium, 1948) Ershui Station Ershui Station (north side park)
346 (AFB, Belgium, 1948) Dormitory Zone, Xihu sugar mill Xihu sugar mill
348 (AFB, Belgium, 1948) Ma-Dou sugar mill Ma-Dou sugar mill
349 (AFB, Belgium, 1948) Jia-Li sugar mill Jia-Li sugar mill
350 (AFB, Belgium, 1948) Sinying sugar mill 2002 to Wushulin and now back to Sinying/Xinying sugar mill
351 (AFB, Belgium, 1948) Yong-Jing Ind. School Yong-Jing Ind. School
352 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Nan-Jou sugar mill Nan-Jou sugar mill
353 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Kaohsiung sugar mill to Ciaotou by 2011 Qiaotou / Ciautou, Taiwan Sugar Museum
354 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Chi-Shan sugar mill Chi-Shan sugar mill
355 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Hsiao-Gang sugar mill Kaohsiung Recreational Park
356 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Lin Kou Holiday Village Lin Kou Holiday Village, scrapped 2010
357 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Private collection (ex-Japan)
359 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Ping-Dong sugar mill Ping-Dong sugar mill
361 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Flower Centre of TSC, Nan-Tze, Kaohsiung Qiaotou / Ciautou, Taiwan Sugar Museum (indoors)
364 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Xihu sugar mill Xihu sugar mill
365 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Shanhua  sugar mill Shanhua sugar mill
366 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Hualien sugar mill Hualien sugar mill
367 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Warehouse of Treasure Is. Shopping Centre, Lu-Ju, Kaoshiung Chiayi railway park then sold (2010) to Guan Yin temple Dan Shui
368 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Suantou sugar mill Suantou sugar mill
369 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Ren-The sugar mill Yue Mei sugar mill
370 (Tubize, Belgium, 1948) Lio-Ying, Tainan Wushulin
374 (Taiwan Machine Co., 1958) Army Service Corp School, Tu-Cheng, Taipei Xin Bei City, Ying Ge district to Cheng Kung Ling Army Base (2012)
375 (Taiwan Machine Co., 1958) Dai-Tien-Fu Temple, Ma-Dou, Tainan Dai-Tien-Fu Temple, Ma-Dou, Tainan
376 (Taiwan Machine Co., 1958) Unknown Jin family world record museum warehouse, Taichung
382 (Taiwan Machine Co., 1958) Farmer Association, Dou-Nan Yun-Lin Sinying / Xinying sugar mill
538 (Nishia, Japan, 1938) 0-6-2T Sugar Institute of TSC, Tainan Sugar Institute of TSC, South Tainan
543 (Taiwan Iron Works, 1941) 0-6-2T Blind Institute, Hsin-Juang, Taipei Blind Institute, Hsin-Juang, Taipei
604 (Amamya, Japan,1920) Pu-Li sugar mill Xihu sugar mill
650 (O&K, 1928) 0-6-2T Train Park, Pu-Tze City, Chiayi County
724 (Kawasaki, Japan, 1925) 0-8-0T Sugar Institute of TSC, Tainan Sugar Institute of TSC, South Tainan
C 24 (Motoe, Japan) Nan-Jing sugar mill Nan-Jing sugar mill

Display locations of Taiwan Railways Administration steam locomotives in Taiwan (as of 7th November 2000. March 2015 locations are confirmed in BLUE, those said to be active in RED.)

Number Location Builder
228 (28th February) Memorial Park, Taipei Hohenzollern, 1887, Germany
9 228 (28th February) Memorial Park, Taipei Avonside, 1871, UK
BK 24 Chengkong University, Tainan (east of station) Kishia, 1905, Japan
CK 58 The Cultural Centre of Kaohsiung Kishia, 1912, Japan
CK 101 Roundhouse, near Changhua Station (away for repair in March 2015) Kishia, 1916, Japan
CK 124 Railway Workshop, Taipei (rebuilding) to Roundhouse, near Changhua Station by 2011 and serviceable (away for repair in March 2015) Nishia, 1936, Japan
CT 152 Railway Park, Miaoli Station Kishia, 1919, Japan
CT 251 The Lotus Pond, Tzuo-Ying, Kaohsiung Mitsubishi, 1935, Japan
CT 259 Sports Park, Tainan (south of city) Mitsubishi, 1938, Japan
CT 271 Lovers' Lake, Keelung Kishia, 1942, Japan
CT 273 Formerly at the Folks Valley of Taiwan, Changhua. At Hualien in March 2015  Kawasaki, 1943, Japan
CT 278 Ershui Station Hitachi, 1953, Japan
CT 284 Sports Park, I-Lan Hitachi, 1953, Japan
DT 561 Railway Park, Miaoli Station ALCO, 1919, U.S.A.
DT 609 The Lotus Pond, Tzuo-Ying, Kaohsiung Kishia, 1929, Japan
DT 651 Kang-Kou Temple, Tong-Shi, Chia-Yi Kishia, 1940, Japan
DT 652 Sports Park, Tainan (south of city) Kishia, 1940, Japan
DT 668 Sports Park, Lin-Luo, Ping-Tong, by late 2011 restored and said to be due to operate on "the Neiwan Railroad in Hsinchu County" By March 2015 it was operable and based in Changhua Kawasaki, 1941, Japan
DT 675 Cultural Centre of Taipei, Pan-Chiao Hitachi, 1943, Japan
LCK 31 K.L. Marble Museum, Hualien Koppel, 1913, Germany
LDK 58 East end, Taipei main station Hitachi, 1930, Japan
LDK 59 TRA Hsinchu Car-inspection (for repair)
at Hualien by 2011 having operated in 2010
Hitachi, 1930, Japan
LDT 103 Hualien Station Nishia, 1936, Japan

Reported location of ex-Lotung Forestry Railway steam locomotives (taken from http://www.steamlocomotive.info/country.cfm?which=taiwan and Continental Railway Journal 150 states that 6 are preserved at Lotung).

1 Jentze Hot Springs  
2 Lotung Park  
5 Hualien  
8 Ju-Lin depot  
9 Ju-Lin depot  
11 Ju-Lin depot  
12 Ju-Lin depot  
15 Ju-Lin depot  

Pictures of these are available using the link - http://citycat.theweb.tw/indexeng.htm.


Rob Dickinson

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