Created in the Era of the Japanese National Railways, The Modern Transportation Museum in Osaka publicized the Japanese technology and history of railways. The museum was opened for the public on 21 January 1962 and situated adjacent to the Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line. It had exhibition space of 11,700 m2 and had an indoor hall and one outdoor. In total, the exhibits contained 2 airplanes, 20 pieces of railway rolling stock, 13 other vehicles, including motorbikes and 7 automobiles.
The Modern Transportation Museum holds collections that comprise of electric locomotives, steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, the original Messerschmitt Me 163 engine and prototype of the magnetic levitation train. The museum is a fun place to visit and provides a gainful experience in terms of knowledge. One can learn a lot about the Railway system of Japan.
The country is renowned for its trains and at the museum; you will be provided a look into the traditional train systems and the modern ones.
Although, the museum was dissolved on 6 April 2014, a new one named Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum is scheduled to open in the year 2016. All the exhibits of the Modern Transportation Museum will be moved to Steam Locomotive Museum so that people can continue to have the pleasure they must have had visiting the old one.
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