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"Photo of the Month" Archive August 2003

Super Rail Cargo freight EMU

JR Freight's new "Super Rail Cargo" freight EMU heads west past Higashi-Totsuka station on a driver-training run. This train is expected to enter revenue-earning service later this year on overnight express freight services running between Tokyo and Osaka. The 130 km/h top speed will reduce the journey time to 6 hours. June 2003, by Dave Fossett.

Asakaze hauled EF6643 arriving in Tokyo

Blue train Asakaze hauled by EF6643 is arriving in Tokyo station after a 15 hours overnight trip from Shimonoseki, the westernmost city on the main island of Japan. January 2003, by Dave Fossett.

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