The old Nagahama Station was built in 1882 and just a short walk from the new JR station. The building has been transformed into a museum. The original brick Meiji era station building stands intact and new buildings in the same style have been built housing old trains including a D51 steam train and an early ED70 diesel locomotive. Nagahama Railroad Square represents the original JR Nagahama Station Building, and claims to be the oldest station building still remaining in Japan. Inside you can get a taste of the original architecture while learning from exhibitions of steam locomotives and the longest model railway in Japan. Visitors can even try on uniforms worn by locomotive drivers and station staff or try driving a model train for yourself.