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.
ED76 at Hakata
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.

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