Sanyi Township-Sheng Hsing Train Station 三義勝興車站

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A visit to Sanyi will most likely include a stop at the old Sheng Xing(Hsing) Train Station 勝興車站. The Sheng Xing train station was built in 1908 as part of the famous Taiwan Rail Mountain Line. This rail line reached an altitude of 405 meters.

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

 

The Sheng Xing Station house was built with no nails. It was part of a 15.9 km line that traveled over 9 different mountains. The next station in Sanyi was located 5 km away and the other direction was Tai An which was 8.6 km away.  The Mountain Line was started by the Japanese to ship camphor wood out of the surrounding mountains.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

The grounds of the station are quite nice for walking. It is located in a leafy area and visitors can walk just about every part of the station and railroad tracks.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

 

The front end of the station house is the beginning of the Sanyi Old Street which has many shops and restaurants to walk around and grab a bite to eat.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

 

A video shows the scene on a weeekend in front of the Sheng Xing Train Station.

 

 

This is the view from the old street down to the railroad track platform.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 


The Sheng Xing Station and the entire Mountain Line was discontinued in 1998 after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ruined the tracks for good. In 2003, the station was refurbished. Below is the original handwritten station schedule from May, 1998 when service stopped.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

A small map of the area sits next to the train station.

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

Below is a brief, but not well written, history of the Sheng Xing Station.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

The great thing about the Sheng Xing Station is visitors can walk down on the tracks along the platform. There  is a 1km tunnel you can walk into. Although you can see the other end, you'll need a flashlight to walk all the way through it.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

 

A picture from deep inside the tunnel.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

 

A sign on the platform shows the direction and distances to the next stops on either end. Tai-an and San Yi.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

 

The 3 sets of tracks are fun to walk on and give great photo angles.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

A Taiwan train conductor lamp for sale at one of the old street shops.

 

 

 

 

The old street near the Sheng Xing station is narrow and can be crowded with cars going in one direction. It is worth strolling the street and enjoying the food and souvenirs.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

The old street winds like an "S" curve past the train station.

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

More views of the Sanyi old street.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

As with downtown Sanyi, there are many kinds of art and pottery available to buy.

 

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

More interesting pieces of art to buy at the old street.

 

Sanyi Shengxing Train Station

 

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