NAGOYA (Kyodo) A museum showcasing old and new trains, from steam locomotives to swift magnetically levitated trains, will open Monday in Nagoya.

A total of 39 types of train will be exhibited at the SC (superconducting) MAGLEV and Railway Park operated by Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), where visitors can also simulate driving trains.

Three of the world’s fastest trains of their kind, including the MLX01-1 maglev, which set a speed record of 581 kph, welcome visitors at the entrance. The other two are the Class C62 steam locomotive and the Class 955 experimental shinkansen.

At the bigger hall, displays of classic trains trace Japan’s railway development history.

The museum also offers various driving simulators at its interactive corner.

The railway park also features one of the largest railway dioramas in the country at 220 sq. meters, with various types of bullet trains running through scenic views.

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