Sawahlunto Train Museum
Sawahlunto Train Museum Reviews
Sawahlunto Train Museum Aug 17, 2011
The museum building was actually the office, so it was not that big. However there was a video played for 15 minutes to tell the story of the train museum in sawahlunto. It was interesting. It also displayed the train accessories such as signaling lamp, clocks, morse code, etc.
The star of the museum is the old locomotive called Mak Itam. There used to be several loco in sawahlunto, but the last one - Mak Itam was sent to the train museum in Ambarawa, central Java for few years. Few years back, after the train station officially become a museum, Mak Itam was sent back to sawahlunto. It was a big thing for the people here. Unfortunately when we wanted to have a look it was being locked up in the garage. The officer said it will be operated at the second day of Ied festival.
The museum also has 1 nice passenger coach which was still original.
This train museum is the 2nd one in Indonesia after the one in Ambarawa, Central Java.
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