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Ambarawa Train Museum

Ambarawa is famous of nationwide by the philosophical system of Palagan Ambarawa. A little town that forgotten these days, however became one among the necessary base camp of National heroes throughout Dutch occupancy in War World II. Within the junction of national road between Yogyakarta to Samarang and accessible to many small towns, such as: Salatiga, Magelang and Bandungan.
Ambarawa has locomotives of assorted varieties and ages, and it is still doable to ride on rail road between Ambarawa and Bedono. Ambarawa railway repository is 50 kilometres south of Samarang and it is home of Java's antique locomotives, housed during repository. Previous arrangements ought to be created for teams. Conjointly of interest set of antique telephones and different instrument used for railway communication system.

The museum was established in the year of 1970 primarily to preserve a good choice of the steam locomotives. That was then returning to the tip of their helpful lives on the 3ft 6in (1.067 mm) gauge railways of Indonesian state. These are lay within the outside next to the first station, originally transshipment purpose between 48 feet of gauge branch from Kedungjati to northeast, and also 3ft 6in gauge line towards Yogyakarta via Magelang to the south. It is still doable to examine that the 2 sides of station were designed to accommodate totally different of trains size.

Ambarawa train museum was centre of Dutch Colonialists. Currently, Central Java Provincial Government is more taking an interest from purpose of its heritage significance and potential as tourist attraction spot. It is one of Samarang Heritage Society acts to help and there is also an unofficial overseas cluster 'The Friends of Ambarawa Railway Museum'.