Legendary Series 0 shinkansen from 1964, rebuilt in 6 car sets "R", with a Kodama service of JR West from Shin-Osaka to Hakata entering Higashihiroshima station
Shinkansen Series 200 of JR East entering Fukushima station
The Japanese Bullet Train, Shinkansen, rolls into Kyoto Station.
A 10 hour layover while flying back to the states following a deployment in Southeast Asia provided me with a chance to check off a major item on any railfan's bucket list; ride Japan's Shinkansen... (more)
KIHA 283 Limited Express "Super Hokuto" from Hakodate to Sapporo.
Limited Express Suisei from Shin-Osaka to Miyazaki.
The C57 were graceful little engines. It has been a long time, but I believe this is a Sasebo to Nagasaki local approaching the junction at Haiki where the branch to Sasebo joins the mainline to ... (more)
Blue train "Hayabusa" (Overnight sleeper "falcon") passes by a local station in Kyushu Island decorated with rape blossoms. The train left Tokyo on 18:03 last night and will be terminated at Kumam... (more)
ED75 double unit freight is seen only once a week on Sunday morning in south of Sendai area to haul the train 3089 (Umeda, Osaka to Miyagino, Sendai.) Mt. Zao is seen as a backdrop.
Freight train 92 from Sapporo (Hokkaido island) to Sumidagawa (Tokyo) keeps on-time in this rarely heavy snowfall.
Local freight 857 (Koriyama - Sendai) consists of only 13 container cars. Kosugo pass lies at the border between Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. The grade reaches 25/1000.
Sunday special of ED75 double unit freight, attacking Kosugo pass.
When the U. S. Navy arranged for me to make a brief visit to Sasebo, Japan, not only was I able to buy my first Nikon camera at the Navy Exchange, but I was surprised to find the JNR to be 100 per... (more)