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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hong Kong Railway Museum

Railway, an important infrastructure for the development of any city, has been in Hong Kong for over 100 years. The former Tai Po Market Railway Station in the New Territories became the Hong Kong Railway Museum: home to old railway tracks, steam and diesel locomotive, and passenger coaches.

Diesel locomotive at the Hong Kong Railway Museum

Whether you are a railway and train lover or not, the outdoor museum offers plenty of photo opportunities. The old station building itself a declared monument. The exhibits are retired locomotives and passenger coaches.


The former Tai Po Market Station building, a declared monument

Visitors can get on board these preserved coaches to re-experience the journey of travelling on the different passenger class of these trains. The Museum is still a popular location for filming television dramas and movies.

Henry: Where are you Thomas?!

You are free to get on board

The Museum is adjacent to the current railway

Inside a 1911 third-class compartment

The Hong Kong Railway Museum is a easy 15 minutes walk from the current Tai Po Market MTR train station. Bring a map or follow the pink signs. Admission to the Museum is free.