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By train in Japan

In this album you will find pictures taken by a Swedish rail fan (me) in Japan in May 2014.
The first two weeks I travelled together with two other Swedish rail fans in western Japan. A lot of trains, a lot of pictures.
The last two weeks, I stayed in Kansai (Osaka/Kyoto-area) and made some shorter day trips.
1. Nagoya 2. Fuji & Tokyo 3. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 4. Toyama - Takayama - Tsuyama 5. Tsuyama - Hiroshima 6. Around Kitakyushu 7. Fukuoka 8. SL Hitoyoshi & Hisatsu line 9. Nagasaki 10. Okayama and NE Shikoku 11. Hyogo 12. Osaka 13. Cat Line 14. Nankai 15. The end

1. Nagoya

My trip started with travelling from Hirakata (Osaka) to Nagoya. The next day, my friends came from Sweden and the real trip started.

I made a detour on the way to Nagoya and travelled the southern part of the Yoro Railway. A typical rural railway.
In southern Nagoya, there is a museum run by JR Central, SCMaglev and Railway Park. Well worth the trip!
1970's ?
Children's corner. In Japan, there are many good opportunities for your kid to become a rail fan!
Loading gauge control car.
Old ticket terminals. Late 1960's.
The museum is at Kinjō-Futō, the terminal of Aonami line. Minami-Arako station at the same line offers good freight yard views from the platform.
Aonami line train arrives at Minami-Arako station.
Kintetsu-Nagoya station.
From Nagoya we travelled on the scenic Chuo line to Matsumoto, changed to the Oito line and got off at Shinano-Omachi where this picture is taken.

1. Nagoya 2. Fuji & Tokyo 3. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 4. Toyama - Takayama - Tsuyama 5. Tsuyama - Hiroshima 6. Around Kitakyushu 7. Fukuoka 8. SL Hitoyoshi & Hisatsu line 9. Nagasaki 10. Okayama and NE Shikoku 11. Hyogo 12. Osaka 13. Cat Line 14. Nankai 15. The end

© Göran Bæckström 2014