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Leaving Tokyo for Shimonoseki, the longest passenger haul then. The train was first introduced around 1905 and was expanded and upgraded, but still was running at max of 95 km/h. The place is "Yurakucho." The streets and the railway track are still there. The second car after the loco is a battery car, the third one a luggage/mail car.

For copyright reasons, I do not post images here, but see the link for pictures of trains passing the Usui Pass ca 1962.

I will become a patissier, God willing.

by tuasfait on Tue Oct 25th, 2005 at 09:30:00 AM EST

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