A Joban Line E231 series EMU rounds the curve to
pass underneath the Keisei Railway just after Nippori station in
Tokyo with a local service to Toride. The tracks behind the train
are the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku Lines.
20 December 2003, by Dave Fossett
Two units of cog-wheel equipped banker engines
are pushing up a mini train on the rack-rail section of the
Oigawa Railway Ikawa Line. This 9% gradient is the steepest rail
route in Japan. Just in front of the bankers is the main engine of
the train. An auxiliary engine is seen at the middle of the formation.
Please not that this train is formed of 2 push-pull rakes and is double
the normal length used on this route.
July 2004, by Hiroshi Naito.