Old Gomo Train Station

published by Devon Furbush












This station was originally built on November 1, 1925. By the 1970s it was booming with about 54,000 daily passengers. On any given day, residents could be seen leaving the main district on local trains traveling to sell their freshly grown produce in the nearby markets. Students could also be seen rushing to and from the platforms. At night, the parents of recruits from the military-owned charter train settled here waiting to see their sons who had been enlisted in the military during the Japanese colonization and Korean War. Prompting its nickname ‘the station of tears’.
Many of the items on display, like this record player, are from back when the station was active. There is also an old radio, typewriter, records, and traffic control lights on display that were used by passengers and conductors.
I'm not sure if it has anything to do with this station, but there's a movie by director Lim Gwon-taek about a town that shares the same name.

When I visited here several years ago it was just an empty shell of dust and bricks; a piece of history long forgotten and slowly devoured by nature. I was hoping maybe one day I would be able to see the inside. However, after my first visit, even I started to forget about the forgotten station.
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Then recently I randomly searched about this place again out of curiosity, only to be shocked that it had been turned into a small museum!! The dusty old ‘station of tears’ is back alive again as GOMO Platform 208. Visitors can now walk around the once-booming train station to learn about its history.

Address: 대구광역시 고산2동


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