It is a steam locomotive museum built at the original site of the
New China’s first locomotive factory.
Datong Steam Locomotive Museum is there mainly for the history of
the site. It used to be the location of Datong Locomotive Factory,
the first locomotive factory opened during "the First Five-year
Plan" period of China. Over dozens of years, thousands of steam
locomotives were produced there, marking the start of New China’s
While China’s last steam locomotive came out from it in 1988, then
it symbolized the end of an era of steam locomotive in China. As
the first steam locomotive of the New Chian, the Jiefang steam
lomotative is also named "Bayi" ("ba" refers to eight and "yi"
one). The production of it indicated the end of the disability of
China in making and researching locomotive independently, and at
the same time, turned a new page in the locomotive industry
development history of China.
Items on display
Eight headstocks of steam locomotives and one carriage are
exhibited. Among them, two steam locomotives of early period are
made by foreign countries. There is one and only train carriage
made in the late 19th century. In addition, over 30 photos of steam
locomotives of early period around the world and flags and water
injectors once used in Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway Line are
displayed. In addition, there are exhibitions of locomotive models
Address: Qianjin Street NO. 1, Datong City