The Ambarawa Railway Station.
The Ambarawa Railway Museum.
Today, the Ambarawa Railway Museum preserves 21 steam locomotives,
with four still operational.
Other places of interest around Ambarawa are those related to Indonesia's national struggle
to reclaim the country from Japanese and Dutch occupation.
The most important component among others in its preservation was the
cog railway, or rack-and-pinion railway lines, that enabled the running train in Ambarawa to climb.
On May 21, 1873, the Ambarawa Railway Station was built
and named the Willem I Railway Station since it was the Dutch King Willem I who ordered its development.
Here in Ambarawa you can find Indonesia's Railway Museum, home to
21 old steam locomotives, the oldest of which is the 1891 Hartmann Chemnitz, in use until the 1970's when the railways here were closed.
As the operation of the 3 feet 6 inch
gauge line was planned to close down, the Ambarawa Railway Museum was built and opened on October 6th,
1976 to preserve the many locomotives and all the cars.