1900 Takau (打狗、たかお) station opened with the opening of Tainan-Takau line where there is Kaohsiung Harbor Station today.
In 1908, the Japanese built the coastal railway — "Harbor Line", or translated as "Hamasen" in Japanese. pronunciation. This railway area was in fact a tidal land, and was located in the transportation pivot of both the railway and the harbor. Therefore, this area not only had a highly developed fisheriesy, but was also the political and economic center at that time.
Hidden corners of history, the hundred years, although the stage of the mission has been accomplished, but its contribution to the development of the Kaohsiung city, but has not replaced the respected status. Takao Railway Museum/Railway Cultural Park, a set-up, to understand the history of "Hamasen" in Kaohsiung, Taiwan developed the special significance of the history and value.