Modern Transportation Museum

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Modern Transportation Museum
Osaka Train Museum.jpg
Established 21 January 1962
Dissolved 6 April 2014
Location Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan
Type Railway museum
Public transit access Bentencho Station
Website www.mtm.or.jp/eng

The Modern Transportation Museum (交通科学博物館 Kōtsū Kagaku Hakubutsukan?) is the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line.[1] The collection includes steam locomotives, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, a prototype of a magnetic levitation train, and the original engine of a Messerschmitt Me 163.

The museum is scheduled to close on 6 April 2014, and the exhibits will be moved to a new railway museum due to open next to the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum in Kyoto in 2016.[1]

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Coordinates: 34°40′15″N 135°27′43″E / 34.67070°N 135.46190°E / 34.67070; 135.46190