Tsuyama Railroad Educational Museum

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Tsuyama Railroad Educational Museum
津山まなびの鉄道館
Tsuyama Railroad Educational Museum 20160410.jpg
The entrance in April 2016
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Location within Japan
Established2 April 2016
Location Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan
Coordinates 35°03′12″N133°59′59″E / 35.053320°N 133.999782°E / 35.053320; 133.999782
Type Railway museum
Public transit access Tsuyama Station
Website www.tsuyamakan.jp/manabi

Tsuyama Railroad Educational Museum(津山まなびの鉄道館,Tsuyama Manabi no Tetsudōkan) is a railway museum in Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) since 2 April 2016. [1] It is based around the former Tsuyama Depot roundhouse, which was used to house a number of preserved locomotives since 2007. [1]

West Japan Railway Company Japanese railway company

West Japan Railway Company, also referred to as JR-West, is one of the Japan Railways Group companies and operates in western Honshu. It has its headquarters in Kita-ku, Osaka.

Railway roundhouse building for storing and repairing rail locomotives/trains

A railway roundhouse is a building with a circular or semicircular shape used by railways for servicing and storing locomotives, and traditionally surrounds, or is adjacent to, a turntable.

Contents

Exhibits

The roundhouse and preserved rolling stock in April 2016 Tsuyama Railroad Educational Museum garage 20160410.jpg
The roundhouse and preserved rolling stock in April 2016

A total of 13 rolling stock exhibits are housed at the museum, including the nine vehicles previously preserved inside the roundhouse and vehicles moved from the former Modern Transportation Museum in Osaka which closed in April 2014. [2] [3] [4]

Modern Transportation Museum Railway museum in Osaka, Japan

The Modern Transportation Museum was the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line. The collection included steam locomotives, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, a prototype of a magnetic levitation train, and the original engine of a Messerschmitt Me 163.

Steam locomotives

Built in 1936 by Kawasaki Sharyo. [5] Preserved at the former Modern Transportation Museum in Osaka following withdrawal in 1971. [5] Moved from the Modern Transportation Museum in March 2015. [6]

Diesel locomotives

Built in 1974 by Kyosan Kogyo, and preserved at Tsuyama since 2011. [5]
Built in 1967 by Nippon Sharyo. Preserved at the former Modern Transportation Museum in Osaka following withdrawal in 1986. [5]
Built in 1964 by Nippon Sharyo. [5] Previously operated by Toyama Chiho Railway, and moved to Tsuyama following its withdrawal in 2011. [7]
JNR Class DD16 Class of diesel locomotives operated in Japan

The Class DD16 (DD16形) is a four-axle Bo-Bo wheel arrangement diesel-hydraulic locomotive type operated in Japan since 1972. A total of 65 locomotives were built between 1971 and 1975, and as of 1 April 2016, one locomotive remains in service, operated by East Japan Railway Company.

Built in 1972 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries as DD16 13, and converted to become a snowplough unit in 1983. Withdrawn in 2015. [5]
Built in 1977 and withdrawn from service in 2007. [5]
Built in 1970, withdrawn from service in 1986, and moved to Tsuyama in 2002. [5]
Built in 1958, and preserved at the former Modern Transportation Museum in Osaka following withdrawal in 1984. [5] Moved from the former Modern Transportation Museum in March 2015. [8]

Diesel multiple units

Built in 1978 as passenger coach OHa 50-5, converted to become a diesel car in 1988, and withdrawn from service in 2010. [5]
Built in 1965 by Niigata Tekko, and withdrawn from service in 2010. [5]
KiHa 58-563 was built in 1964 and withdrawn from service in 2010. [5]
KiHa 28-2329 was built in 1964 as KiHa 28-329, and renumbered KiHa 28-2329 in 1969 following the addition of air-conditioning. [5]
Built in 1969 by Nippon Sharyo for use on Oki and later Hamakaze , and withdrawn from service in 2011. [5]

History

The depot in 1998 Tsuyama Depot 19980920.jpg
The depot in 1998

The roundhouse structure was built in 1936 as part of Tsuyama Locomotive Depot, and originally contained 17 storage tracks (of which 11 remain). [5]

The museum opened on 2 April 2016. [1]

Access

The site is located close to Tsuyama Station on the Kishin Line and Tsuyama Line.

See also

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References

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