An endless stream of working people, youth and students visits the Revolutionary Museum of the Ministry of Railways in Central District, Pyongyang of the DPRK on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of anti-Japanese war heroine Kim Jong Suk.
On display in its rooms Nos. 2 and 3 and the hall that houses railway carriage are photos, mementoes and data witnessing her patriotic devotion.
What catch the eyes of visitors are a handcar and boxcar No. 463 by which she toured the Chongjin area to encourage railway workers to take active part in the struggle for building a new country after the country’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule.
One day in Juche 34 (1945), she went to the vicinity of the Susongchon Railway Bridge by the handcar to learn about the reconstruction of railways.
Walking along newly replaced sleepers and roadbed, she highly appreciated railway workers for their labor feats and praised them as honorable workers taking care of the arteries of the country.
After the inspection of the Chongjin area, she left for Pyongyang by the boxcar No. 463 on December 22, 1945 and spent her first birthday after the country’s liberation in it.
On her way to Pyongyang, she met local officials at different stations and called upon the welcoming crowds to turn out in building a new country.
Preserved in the matted boxcar are over 30 mementoes including a small stove and portable cooking oven.