Railway Museums in Chubu

The Museum Meiji-Mura (Meiji Mura)

No.9, Mar 1977


No.9 steam and
Kyoto's first Japanese street car.
Sizes : L-N
Location : Inuyama city Nagoya area.
Primary exhibits : Meiji era's (100-130 years ago) restored building, railroad, street cars.
Steam car Kiha6401, Restored Steam No.9 No.12
Official website : Meiji-Mura Museum (English)
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No.12 in Meiji-Mura 1986


Original Karuizawa Station Memorial Museum (Kyu Karuizawa Ekisya Kinenkan)

No.10000 (Later Class EC40, No.1).
Karuizawa station, during 1968.

Class EF63-2
(center foreground)
During her active years 1972.
The original Karuizawa main station house has been restored to their it's original condition.

The left photo indicates the oldest rack railway electric engine Class 10000 No.10000. The right photo shows the last rack railway electric engine Class EF63 No.2.
Sizes : S
Location : Karuizawa town, Kita-Saku county, Nagano
Primary exhibits : Exhibits history of the Kusakaru Railway Co. Preserved Class 10000 (EC40), EF63-2
Official website : Karuizawa town (Japanese)
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Nitu Railroad Museum (Niitu Tetudo Siryokan)

Exhibits steam engine parts.

Steam trains active years
during Dec 1970 at the Niitsu station.
Uetsu line train with D51609.
Sizes : M
Location : Akiha-ku, Nigata city
Primary exhibits : Overall introduction of snow country's railroads.
Official website : Nitu Railroad Museum (Japanese)
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Kubiki Railway Museum (Kubiki Tetudo Tenji Siryokan)
Kubiki No.2 her active service time. Seibu Yamaguchi line during 1972.

Kubiki Railway was the 5.9 Km narrow gauged railway at Naoetsu city, and it was closed on the 2nd of May 1971.
Kubiki Railway's No.2 steam engine was retired during May 1966, and was preserved at the front of Kubiki-Jidosya Co. head-office building. During June 1972, she was restored and was transferred to Yamaguchi line on the Seibu Railway, and saw service until 1977. After her service was closed, she was returned to her home town of Kubiki and was preserved at the Kubiki Railway Museum.
Sizes : S
Location : Jyoetu city, Nigata
Primary exhibits : old Kubiki railway steam No.2 diesel DC92 etc. (Irregular open)
Official website : Kubiki Jidosya Co. (Japanese)
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Akazawa Logging Railroad (Akazawa Shinrin Tetudo)

Visitors can enjoy a thrilling
logging railway trip.

Logging railways active years during 1970.
Photo taken near Agematsu station.
Kiso logging railway, which opened in 1916, was replaced by truck transportation, and the railway was closed during May of 1975. Later, the Akazawa section of the railway was restarted as a sightseeing railway during 1987.
The preserved steam engine No.1 located in the Akazawa museum, was the last imported engine to Japan from Baldwin Locomotives. (Manufactured No.60874, during June 1929)
Sizes : M
Location : Agematu town, Kiso county, Nagano
Primary exhibits : Resored logging railroad. Preserved old logging steam engine.
Official website : Agematsu town (English)
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Other Chubu's Railway Museums

Sizes Museum Name Official name in Japanese Location Primary exhibits Official site
(Japanese)
H Tukigata Station Site
Tukigata Eki Ato Tukigata, Minami-ku Nigata city Preserved Nigata Kotu Tukigata station building, platform. none
M-N Nobeyama SL Land
Nagaden SL Rando Nobeyama Minami-Maki village, Minami-Saku county, Nagano Resored 0-6-0 tank steam engine built in 1948 from taiwan. Two ex-logging railway's diesel engines. Nobeyama SL Land
H Nagaden Train Square
Nagaden Densya no Hiroba Obuse town, KamiTakai county, Nagano Preserved old Nagano Railway Co. loco and cars. Nagano Railway
L SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Rinia
Tetsudo-kan
Kinjyo Futo, Nagoya city Preserved Shinkansen cars. etc JR Tokai
(English)
S Retro Streetcar Museum
Retoro Densyakan Asada, Nittshi city, Aichi Preserved old Nagoya street and subway cars. Transportation Bureau Nagoya
(2016-Mar, Broken link)
M Freight Railway Museum Kamotu Tetudo Hakubutukan Tomita, Yottkaichi city, Mie Introduction of freight train. Preserved freight cars. Sangi Railway




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