Ambarawa is a small town and lies at the south part of Semarang city, Central Java province. The little town has a railway museum, which was built in 1873, at the time of Prince William I period. The museum has several rooms such as office room, passenger waiting room, old loco collection, and gardens. Ambarawa Railway Museum is located on the slope of mount Telomoyo and it is about 2.5 hours drive from Yogyakarta.
Compared to other museums, the railway building is kept pretty much collection of locos and them seriously in rental loco only for commercial only and still operate. The old steam train is no longer able to operate and there are some workshops in the museum.
However, Ambarawa stations look nice and clean like other old train museums. The thoroughness of system works on a steam train, especially in the days of Dutch Colonial is very noteworthy. There is an old wall clock, which is still good and kept it on the museum's wall.
Right now, there are 2 Locos machines still used to serve traveler who want to feel how nice traveling with the old train. The steam train had been used at Dutch Colonial in the past time. Enjoy in unique old steam train drive on the hill with fresh air. The old steam train starts from Ambarawa train station to Bedono village, which is about 20 kilometers long and it could be done in 2 hours return trip.