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Checheng Station

Checheng Station, Shuili Township, Nantou County


Checheng is located below the top of Mingtan Dam in Shuili Township, Nantou County. During the Japanese colonial period, in order to export the cane sugar produced by the Puli Sugar Factory, a light-car railway from Puli to Checheng was built in 1916. Later, it was built to cope with the Sun Moon Lake No. 1 Power Station (Daguan). (Power Plant)), the seven-minute railway between Checheng and Ershui was widened and merged into the Western Main Line. It was completed in 1922 and became today's Jiji Railway branch line; engineers and construction workers, together with the passenger and freight transportation of light vehicles, It brought an unprecedented lively scene to Checheng; due to the flat terrain and vast hinterland of Checheng, all the sugar shipped from Puli at that time was loaded and transshipped in Checheng. Hundreds of light trucks were often parked here, so some people It is called ""car yard"" in the Minnan dialect, so it was called Checheng. It was not until the completion of the power plant in 1937 that the engineering staff evacuated, allowing the small town of Checheng to return to its original peace.

Checheng is the terminus of the Jiji Railway and is also a small village adjacent to the power plant. Along the Shuili River, there are Daguan pumped-storage power plants, including Daguan No. 1, Daguan No. 2, Mingtan pumped-storage power plant, Shuili Power Plant and The density of Jugong Branch Factory is rare in Taiwan, so Checheng has an inseparable relationship with hydropower. In addition, Checheng also has a very glorious history in the development of the wood industry.

The current appearance of Checheng Station was rebuilt by the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Management Office using logs after it was severely damaged by the 921 earthquake. Even the open space in front of the station was paved with logs, which is very distinctive.
Checheng is now actively developing tourism. It plans to focus on the railway, electricity, timber and winery industries, hoping to recreate its past prosperity.