Historical Position And Status

In early years, because there were national security considerations, garage equipments and locomotives at Changhua roundhouse were prohibited for people to visit or take photos.  After the disuse of martial law Only academia, associations or organizations were authorized by Taiwan Railway Administration to visit, but tourists were still not allowed.   In 1994, TRA planed to enroll a large amount of EMU500 type commuter EMUs, and because of lack of station area, originally decided to tear down Changhua roundhouse.  Then, the local residents and the cultural scholars launched rescuing activities for Changhua roundhouse.  After six years of efforts, Changhua roundhouse was declared as the "historic site of Changhua" by Changhua County Government, and it was finally preserved!