Shenyang Steam Locomotive Museum was built in 2002, now located in Shenyang Botanic Garden. The architecture scale covers an area of over 11,311 square meters. The main structure is half round-shaped, with two-floor appearance. The center of it is a half round open deck, where the deck and surrounding gallery are integrated into an organic whole. Before the museum are the square and corridor, which are decorated with flower bed. The integrated layout is solemn, elegant and tasteful.
Steam Locomotive Museum arranged exhibition place such as “steam locomotive exhibition room”, “locomotive model exhibition room”, and “scientific knowledge propagation room” etc. and these exhibition rooms are equipped with modernized facilities, mainly to show the history of development of steam locomotive, to demonstrate the knowledge of steam locomotive and to forecast the grand prospects of country’s railway transportation.
This museum treasures up fifteen old-styled steam locomotives and three duplicates of cultural relic locomotives made by eight China and foreign countries such as the US, Germany, Czech, Poland, Japan, former Soviet Union and Romania in early times. Most of them were produced around 1920s, and there were no lack of peerless treasures among them. All the items on display cannot be regained. The oldest locomotive is the DBI type locomotive made by the US in 1907. It is the earliest member of the whole steam locomotive family. Besides, the sky blue clipper-built “Asia” locomotive was a new-style locomotive produced by Japan’s Kawasaki heavy industries joint-stock company in 1934. It was also the most advanced and fastest locomotive in the world at that time. The locomotive body was covered by iron sheet, which is very beautiful and shows the modernist style.
Shenyang Steam Locomotive Museum is the biggest steam locomotive museum in our country. Locomotives stored here have the longest history, largest quantity, and also profound value of cultural relics and historical significance.
Address: Shuangyuan road, No.301, Dongling Distr., Shenyang (inside the Shenyang Botanic Garden)