Kunming Railway Museum

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Kunming Railway Museum

Postby mjenderby on 26 Apr 2017, 17:49

Very interesting with historical displays of the mg to Vietnam and also of the new high speed line to Kunming in the old North station building. Across the mg tracks is the display hall with locos and mg rolling stock well spaced out for photography and galleries to get an overall view.

S.G. ... SY 0388, DF3 2058, DF2 3279, RZ250T 110875 (emu)
M.G. ... 29 0-10-0 BLW, KD55 583, ST774 2-6-4T (ex Burma), DFH21 001, Michelin railcar

M.G. Lines clearly used but nothing passed while I was there 1115-1215.

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Re: Kunming Railway Museum

Postby TEAMYAKIMA on 27 Apr 2017, 13:33

I missed the metre gauge during steam days - sounds as if it might still rate a visit!
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Re: Kunming Railway Museum

Postby natuwes on 03 May 2017, 21:14

Only a few trains every day hauled by a DFH locomotive and type 25k-like coaches (used to?) pass or end there every day. A depot is visible from the museum bridge across the station.

But maybe there are even less trains than a few years ago when I visited that museum. The locomotive is or used to be turned 180 degrees (triangle track) at least once a day, southbound of town. Only a very small part in the Kunming city area (from either end of Kunming huoche bei zhan) is served by a passenger train. It seems that freight trains drive more regular outside the Kunming area, southbound but not anymore into Vietnam.

There are or used to be organized hiking tours from Kunming North station alongside the railway line all the way to Vietnam.

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Re: Kunming Railway Museum

Postby mjenderby on 04 May 2017, 10:52

In addition, there are extensive building works to east of station which looked like something to do with new metro.

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Re: Kunming Railway Museum

Postby ben_issacs on 19 Dec 2017, 02:44

Interesting list of exhibits in the Kunming Railway Museum.
I see there a 2-6-4 tank engine, ex Burma Railways, classed ST.
ST is a new classification to me, usually the double letter classifications are based on an actual class name.
2-6-4's were called, in Europe, but not the UK, 'Adriatics', but ST doesn't work for that.
Indeed, I do remember seeing an early Chinese classification of ST, meaning 'Santa Fe', a class of 2-10-2's (I think) that one of the Chinese Railways had before the war.
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