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JRS Photos of the Month for January 2015

With this years' annual timetable changes announced for March 
seeing the end of the last real Blue Train "Hokutosei", we take
a look this month at some recent scenes which will soon be history.

DD51 diesel locomotives 1138 & 1148 lead the Ueno bound
Hokutosei consist from the servicing facility at Inaho on 10/08/2014 into
Sapporo Station preparing to take up service. Photo: John Cowburn

The Hokutosei seen again the following morning on 11/08/2014
with EF510-512 at the lead paused at Utsunomiya, a set-down
only stop
almost at journeys end. Photo: John Cowburn

After the March 2015 timetable changes, the only services
on the Japanese Railways offering Dining Car service will be
the Cassiopeia, and the cruise trains being commissioned by
the various JR's around the nation. This photo is of the Dining
Car aboard the "Hokutosei" on the northbound service of
 Photo: Kiyoshi Jinno

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