This month's photos depict rail activities in the Tōhoku area during Golden Week in early May.
All photos: Anthony Robins
On 3rd May 2015 we see Minmaya, the terminus of the Tsugaru Line which is right at the top of Honshū. The train on the left is the seasonal 'Resort Asunaro' which had a long layover here. A more typical KiHa 40 awaits departure for Kanita.
The KiHa 110 based 'Tōhoku Emotion' set is a dining train with onboard chef. It is only available for passengers on bookings with travel agencies. It operates along the Hachinohe Line from Hachinohe to Kuji, where it is seen on 4th May 2015.
Also on 4th May 2015, we see a Sanriku Railway set depart from Kuji for Miyako. Fully reopened for a year after heavy damage from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, this train is headed by a retro style car whose funding was supported by Kuwait.