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Alishan Forest Railway goes through the a chain of mountains (Taiwan Classic Railway Trip)
2008-10-29 18:35:00
2008-10-29 18:37:00
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From TTNews Reporter Huang Po-yung
Photo by Hung Jung
Chiayi County—

A forest railway means a railway is built to go through the mountains, like the well-know China Qingzang Railway(中國青藏鐵路). In Taiwan, Taiwan Railway’s old forest railway and Taisugar’s Alishan Forest Railway(台糖的阿里山鐵路) are the representatives.

Alishan Forest Railway has its features. It runs at an altitude of more than 2000m. Also, there are surprising sights including triangle (wye), the spiral route railway, the zigzag mountaineering railway, U-turn, a gauge of Wu-fen cart and the wood station.

Alishan Forest Railway was built in 1910 (when Japanese ruled Taiwan), and opened in 1912. It was mainly for the Alishan’s wood. After 1918, it was added the guest car so it became transportation for the freight as well as passenger.

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【台灣經典鐵道之旅】穿越在山巒中的火車 阿里山森林鐵道
【大台灣旅遊網TTNews記者黃柏庸/嘉義縣報導】

山岳鐵道一般而言是指路線穿越山區的鐵路,例如世界知名中國青藏鐵路、瑞士少女峰鐵路…等,在台灣則是以台鐵的舊山線鐵路,及台糖的阿里山鐵路為代表,尤其是仍在營運中的阿里山森林登山火車,更是遊客一生必去的旅遊景點之一。

  阿里山森林鐵路的經典之處,除了行駛海拔高度達兩千多公尺以上之外,其他像是三角線轉向車道、螺旋形路線、之字形折返、U字形彎道、以及五分車軌距…都是難得一見的登山鐵道特殊文化,加上沿途的日式木造車站,更增添了阿里山火車沿途的驚奇。

  阿里山鐵路建築於日治時代西元1910年,通車於1912年,當時主要用於運送阿里山區的木材,1918年之後,除了原有的貨運車廂之外,增設客運車廂,提供沿途居民的交通運輸,成為客、貨運混合火車,尤其是北門到竹崎一段,都可發現鐵路與住宅交互經過的景觀。(攝影/洪榕)
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