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"Photo of the Month" Archive May 2002

103 on the Ome Line

Commuter type 103 series serves the Oume Line in mountainous surroundings about 60 km west of dountown Tokyo on a sunny day in spring with cherry blossams in full bloom.
April 2001, by Kiyohito Utsunomiya.


Limited express sleeper Hokuosei (the Plough or the Big Dipper) connecting Sapporo/Hokkaido heads for its destination Ueno/Tokyo past Minami-Urawa on the Tohoku Main Line. The motive power is a DC/AC dual-voltage locomotive EF81.
February 2002, by Hiroshi Naito.

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