|A southbound freight train running along the coast at Mori, southern Hokkaido, headed by locomotive no. DD51 1145, on 27 May 1995.|
|883-1 after arrival at Hakata station, Kyushu, with the 15.05 from
Oita "Sonic Nichirin" service.
19 May 1995
|The latest version of the Japanese 'Bullet Trains' at the time of my visit was the 300 Series. These have a top speed of 270km/h (168mph) and are used on the limited-stop "Nozomi" ("Hope") services on the Tokyo - Osaka - Hakata axis. This photo shows 322-1 at Okayama, forming the 13.20 Hakata - Tokyo on 17 May 1995.|
|Locomotive-hauled passenger trains are quite rare in Japan. Electric loco ED 76 61 is seen here working a special train for a school group, at Hakata on 19 May 1995.|
|Japanese railways operate a number of timetabled steam tourist trains. This is the service marketed as "SL Boy", which has a Wild West theme and runs from Kumamoto to Miyaji on the southern island of Kyushu. It is seen here at Aso, on 20 May 1995.|