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Overview of Salt Fields Life on the Salt Fields Salt Production Technologies Transportation of Salt  
Transportation and marketing systems were the final stages of the production. Generally, final salt products
were first stored in the regional warehouses before being transported to different markets. Evolution of
transportation vehicles and transition of different commissioners led to changes in transportation and
sales systems.
TransportationTransportationEarly transportation on the salt fields relied on human labor or ox carts. During the Japanese colonial period, light-rail cars were used. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, with the US loans, the government built the railway systems and trains were adopted for transportation. In the 1970s, trucks were used to cut costs. Early outbound transportation was made by sea, as the salt fields were close to the coast. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, railway lines on the salt fields were extended to be connected with the railway network of Taiwan Sugar Corporation. Railway trains and trucks became the primary vehicles for transportation. After the company was privatized, the salt materials were imported from the Lake Macleod in Australia mainly via the Taichung Harbor.