This time we focus on Shikoku, the smallest of the JR Companies. Apart from JR Shikoku there are a few interesting tram networks. JR Shikoku operates a number of special tourist trains, which often display colourful liveries.
The Marine Liner operates between Honshu and Takamatsu on Shikoku over the Seto Ohashi Bridge. The end cars are special double-deckers.
This 2000 class DMU is a tilting train, built to achieve higher speed on JR-Shikoku's curveous tracks.
Colourful liveries are used to attract tourists as this 2000 class DMY clearly shows.
This is not what you think, this is a diesel-powered steam tram replica. The loco was built on a chassis of a real steam locomotive.
All photo's by Eric Binamé, taken on his 2006 journey through Japan.
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