The predecessor of the school can be traced back to the Shanhaiguan Beiyang Railway Official School established in 1896 and the Beijing Railway Management Intuary Institute established in 1909. In 1958, the Ministry of Railways decided to establish Lanzhou Railway College, China's third undergraduate railway university. There are 7 undergraduate majors and 5 junior college majors in five departments of railway transportation, railway electrical machinery, railway construction, railway bridges and tunnels, and railway machinery. They are built by Beijing Railway College (i.e. Beijing Railway Management Institute, now Beijing Jiaotong University) and Tangshan Railway College (i.e. Shanhaiguan Beiyang Railway Official School, now Southwest Jiaotong University). The system moved into Lanzhou. More than 340 experts and scholars from the Beijing and Tang Dynasties, represented by Lin Damei, Shen Zhiyang, Hu Chunnong, Sun Qiyin and Zhang Dianzhi, came to Lanzhou to teach. In that year, the enrollment of 446 freshmen was successfully realized. In the 1960s, a group of associate doctors and graduate students studying in science and technology in the Soviet Union were transferred to enrich the teaching team. The older generation of educators led students from all over the world to change their original aspiration and strive for it diligently in the difficult environment of the northwest. With their wisdom and emotion of building, loving and honoring schools, they opened the first year of Lanzhou Jiaotong University. Month. In 2000, the school implemented the system of "co-construction between the central government and local governments, mainly local government management". In 2003, Lanzhou Railway College changed its name to Lanzhou Jiaotong University. After 64 years of construction and development, the school has become the cradle of Chinese railway engineers.