Local Line

Local Line

[ May, 2015 ] From Jiufen in Taiwan, we took a local train to Shifen.

We pushed our way onto the train at Ruifeng station, because we had learned that there were no reservations and there was a possibility we would not get seats.

Luckily, our well-trained family members got us all some seats.

I was looking forward to this train ride, expecting to feel some traveller’s sentiment, but the train was like an ordinary commuter train.

The outside of the train was too colourful for my taste.

The railway line is called Pingxi Line and this was built during the time of Japanese rule as a specialised line to develop coal mining.

It was opened in 1922.

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