Establishment

Alishan Forest Railway was established in the Japanese colonial period. In 1903, Government of Taiwan began to conduct the investigation, measurement, and designing of the railway to exploit the timber of Alishan. The construction of the railway was started on 1906, but retrieved by the government due to financial problem. The section from Chiayi to Erwanping (length: 66.6km) started operation in December of 1912. With the development of forestry, the government expanded the mainline to Alishan and other branch lines. Nowadays, the route, from Chiayi to Alishan (length: 71.6km), is one of the most famous railways in the world.

  • Zhaoping Station in the past (Drawn by Su, Chao-Hsu)

    Zhaoping Station in the past (Drawn by Su, Chao-Hsu)

  • Xingaokou in the past (Drawn by Su, Chao-Hsu)

    Xingaokou in the past (Drawn by Su, Chao-Hsu)

  • Erwanping Station in the past

    Erwanping Station in the past

  • Alishan Station in the past

    Alishan Station in the past

  • Shenmu  Station in the past

    Shenmu Station in the past

  • Fenqihu  Station in the past

    Fenqihu Station in the past

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