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In contact with Kyoto railway museum, Japan

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The Railway Museum was opened on April 29, 2016 in Kyoto where both traditions and innovations are valued. The Museum belongs to the railway company JR West, part of the Japan Railways Group, working in the western part of Honshu Island (the largest island in the Japanese archipelago)

The museum is placed near the main railway terminal of Kyoto. It gives an opportunity to learn thoroughly about the steps of rapid modernization of Japan through the history of railway and tends “to become a hub of railway culture that progresses with its community”. The Museum mission is to “contribute to the revitalization of local communities through business activities centered on the railway”.

The Museum organizes wide range of exhibition projects and cultural events oriented not only to railway enthusiasts but also to a wide range of visitors, helping them to deepen their knowledge and touch history.

Exposition includes 53 railway vehicles. Among 23 steam locomotives the JGR Class №7105 locomotive is the most notable exhibit and it is kept in running condition. It was constructed in the USA in 1880. High attention is gathered by the collection of high-speed vehicles for Shinkansen network which starts from the 1964 “zero” series train.

Museum website (English): http://www.kyotorailwaymuseum.jp/en/