Since 成功大學 is unwilling to part with our beloved steam engine BK24, which was also already partially dismembered (allegedly for teaching purposes), there is no choice but to build a replica instead. It is to be installed on the very same spot where BK24 loaded up on water and coal, a scene known forever to Tamsui-lang as "火車吃水Imbibing Locomotive".
This is the site with the original end-of-the-line railroad tracks, Chung Cheng Road is to the right:
The BK24 replica is being built with a fiberglass body:
Finally, any Tamsui-lang, old and new, can re-live BK24's glorious past (1901-1954). The Tamsui RR line had indeed served Tamsui well. It was in an era when small businessmen must procure supplies, students commute to go to school, and salary-men to their jobs, all in Taipei.