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This train WILL depart on time. This is Japan. A futuristic looking Shinkansen waits to leave Tokyo station. JR staff are always immaculately turned out, with caps and white gloves.
3 feet 6 inch gauge 2-6-4T No C11 167 is plinthed in Gappo Park in Aomori. 381 of these locos were built between 1932 and 1947, and an impressive 50 locos are preserved! I have even seen a photo o... (more)
Power car Shinkansen Serie 0 in the railway museum York
The excellent Kyoto railway museum is a 20 minute walk from the main station. According to the museum guide leaflet, these are (left to right) 500 series 521-1, Kuhane 581-35 and Kuha 489-1.
The ASTRAM line in Hiroshima opened in 1994. The depot for the rubber tyred trains is near Chorakuji station, and is actually under the transport museum.
Viewed from the 14th floor of the Hotel Sarasa Shin-Osaka, a Shinkansen, bullet train, accelerates rapidly out of Osaka.
4 generations of Shinkansen trains standing side by side at the
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park museum in Nagoya.