Changzheng Factory Brings You Back to the Old Time of Chongqing

15th August 2018

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Talking about the impression about old Chongqing, you shouldn’t miss these three things: stone steps, old streets and bridges. Besides, the Chongqing locals will mention another one – factories.

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As the earliest emerging industrious city in the western region of modern China, Chongqing had many factories in the last century, and every factory became an independent community, with worker living together and children growing up there.

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Changzheng factory in Dadukou District, being one of those factories, now still keeps its original look, with old train, wooden tracks and green vines forming a harmonious picture. Walking around this area, you will have a feeling that is totally different from the bustling city of modern Chongqing.

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Follow the wooden tracks in the grass, you will gladly find a rusty and dilapidated factory, which is still working in nowadays. Sitting here under the shades of trees and waiting for the beams of sunset scattered in the roofs, grass and trains, you will be enchanted by all these tranquil and beautiful scenes.

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There is also a small train in the Changzheng factory, which is the only one that is still working for the factory in Dadukou. If you are lucky, you can watch the train running on the wooden tracks.

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The factory, carrying memories of the old time, fully reflects the rapid development of Chongqing from an industrious city to a metropolis. Why not go to Changzheng factory to track the time and history of Chongqing?

The factory, carrying memories of the old time, fully reflects the rapid development of Chongqing from an industrious city to a metropolis. Why not go to Changzheng factory to track the time and history of Chongqing?

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Recommendation: ★★★☆☆
Distance from the downtown: 19 km
Address: Funiuxi Street, Jiansheng Town, Dadukou District, Chongqing (重庆市大渡口区建胜镇伏牛溪街)
Transportation: Light Rail Line 2 to Ping’an (平安站) then take No. 235 Bus to Changzheng station(长征厂站)

如果問老一輩山城土著的“重慶印象”,腦海中浮現的詞彙,除了爬坡上坎,老街巷陌,江與橋,還有一個詞不得不提到——工廠。

作為近代中國西部地區最早興起的工業城市,上個世紀重慶工廠遍地,每一個廠區是一個獨立存在小社會,人們生於此、長於此,機器的轟鳴聲,孩子的嬉鬧聲,還有叮咚作響的鍋碗瓢盆聲,共同交織在一起,構成了一篇獨特的生活奏章。

位於大渡口區伏牛溪的長征廠,就是這樣一處有著小火車,充滿迷人氣息的老廠。走進這裡,你會有一種在主城其他地方完全沒有的新奇感受:鐵軌、火車、藤蔓、家屬樓,還有仍在作業的生產車間融合在一個畫面中,傳統陳舊,滿眼的時代感。

夏天的重慶熱情似火,來這的時間最好是選擇下午5點過後,斜陽落幕之前。順著鐵軌往前,視野盡頭旁又一間鐵銹斑駁的廠房禁不住讓人驚喜,絕對是長征廠內最佳背景候選之一。綠樹遮陰,不少情侶也會在這裡坐下休息片刻。走在木質的軌枕上,綠植鬱鬱蔥蔥,耳邊鳥鳴清脆,嘴角不由得向上翹,不知道漫漫前路還會有什麼樣的驚喜等著你。

長征廠的小火車是目前大渡口唯一還在崗的企業自備機車。如果你運氣好,恰巧碰到它在移動,司機偶爾也不會拒絕你上車,當然,拍攝的過程中,安全仍是最重要的。

如果說前面走過的是屬於70、80年代的芳華,承載了時代的記憶,這一小段更像是走在當下,充滿了工業的烙印。幾百米的距離,就是近半個世紀。不妨抽個時間去長征廠來一場穿越時光之旅吧!



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