To travel to Alishan in Taiwan is a must, and you have to take the Alishan forest train. It has been raining a few days ago. The tour guide said that the train might not be able to open. Fortunately, I took the Alishan Forest Train, a very traditional train. Very nostalgic
Alishan Forest Railway In 1899, the Japanese planned to build the Alishan Railway to transport timber. The gauge is 762 mm, the maximum slope is 6.25%, and the minimum radius of curvature is 40 meters. In 1921, the 66.6-kilometer section from Chiayi to Erwanping was declared open to traffic. In 1924, it was extended to Alishan and gradually added branch lines, with a total length of 71.4 kilometers. The whole route climbs from Chiayi at an altitude of 30 meters to the 2,216-meter-high Alishan, passing 49 tunnels and 77 bridges along the way. Along the way, you can enjoy the change of plant species in different forest belts such as heat, warmth and temperature, as well as beautiful mountains and streams. Valley.
The Alishan Train is a must-see experience when visiting Alishan. When going up the mountain, take the Zumaping line from Alishan Station and watch the cherry blossoms all the way to see Shenmu walking past. When going downhill, take a bus from Shenmu Station back to Alishan Station. Save time and effort.
The Alishan Forest Railway Garage Park has many trains that have been retired from the train history for a hundred years, allowing people to travel through several generations at a time. It can be said to be an Alishan Railway Museum. There is also a turntable in the park to turn the locomotive head around. There is also an old Alishan locomotive in the park. The No. 23 steam locomotive is dragged behind by the old VIP floats.