Old train station photos preserve past in Tianjin
China Daily

A look at Tanggu South Station (Photo: chinadaily.com.cn)

Photos of an old railway station and a staff member recently impressed many online readers during a photo contest launched by Tianjin's Binhai New Area early this month.

The photos were shot by Lyu Shisen, a 73-year-old retired professor who lives in the district.

Built in 1888, Tanggu South Station in Binhai New Area was the earliest and best-preserved passenger train station in China, according to the station.

Because of development in the area, the station, which is located in the central business district of Binhai, closed to passenger service in 2004 and halted all business in 2019.