Trains have been a very convenient travel mode in Taiwan. Even before the mainlanders came to Taiwan, train tracks were already laid along the island from north to south. Over the years they have been improved continuously. We rode the train south for 12 hours the first time, shortly after we arrived in Taiwan in 1948. In 1975, Janice and I took our two children south for another visit via a much faster train. It only took us a couple of hours to go to the middle of Taiwan, Taichung. From there we went to Tainan, and finally to Kaoshiung, all via rail travel which we enjoyed very much. We stopped at each place to visit friends and relatives, spending several leisurely days, and we had a wonderful time. I do not have many pictures taken on the train. A couple of them below can give you a glimpse of our train rides.