INDONESIA

Ambarawa Railway Museum

The Indonesian Railway Museum was originally a station called Willem I. Station was built by the Nedherlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (NISM) which was inaugurated on May 21, 1873 along with the opening of the Kedungjati-Ambarawa cross. In 1907, the Ambarawa Station Building was renovated by replacing the original material in the form of wood and bamboo into bricks. At the beginning of its operation, Willem I Station was used as a means of transporting export commodities and military transportation around Central Java. After being deactivated in 1976, Ambarawa Station was declared the Railway Museum by the Governor of Central Java at that time, Supardjo Rustam. The Indonesian Railway Museum (IRM) as the largest railway museum in Southeast Asia displays a collection of railroad trains from the time of the Dutch East Indies to the pre-independence of Indonesia which included facilities, infrastructure and administrative equipment. Some collections of heritage railway facilities such as 26 Steam Locomotives, 4 Diesel Locomotives, 5 Trains and 6 Carriage from various regions. Visitors can also enjoy sightseeing trips by riding the Railway Tourism relation Ambarawa-Tuntang (pp) with steam locomotive towers and vintage diesel trains. Besides that, there is the Ambarawa-Jambu-Bedono Tourism railroad route (pp) which uses a toothed steam locomotive that passes through a serrated rail. The jagged rail is the only one that is still active in Indonesia. In addition to being a historical tourist spot, this museum can be rented for exhibitions, meeting rooms, shooting, shooting, weddings, festivals, bazaars, art performances, workshops, etc.
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