No.1, Sec. 1, Zhangmei Rd., Changhua City, Changhua County 500, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
In Changhua, this is the only railway roundhouse , or also called fan-shaped train garage (扇形車庫), remained in Taiwan, and there are no more than 3 of railway roundhouses still in use in the world (the rest two are in Mexico). Changhua Rail Roundhouse was built in 1922, and its purpose was providing a space for engineers maintaining & repairing locomotives or parking space for long-distance-traveling locomotives. For this reason, it was also called “locomotive hotel”.
Today there are two old steam engines, CK101 and CK124, located in the garage, and it is also used as a maintenance depot for diesel and electric trains. As train accessing garage, the platform spins to the right direction and link the railway between inside and outside. You can witness how locomotives are stored in old fashion way.
- Please register before entering at the entrance.
- Video of Rail Roundhouse: