This month we take a look at a few scenes from the recent past which were once common but are now just a memory. All photos by Anthony Leith A blue liveried 201 series unit was seen passing through Shin-Kiba station on the Keiyō Line on 29/08/2008.
KiHa 52 156 was seen at Minami-Otari preparing for departure for Itoigawa on 22/08/2009. These venerable units were withdrawn from service in the March 2010 timetable alterations and their well known brick stabling shed at Itoigawa was demolished to make way for the Hokuriku Shinkansen. Now completed, the new Itoigawa station building features a tribute to both the KiHa 52 units and their demolished brick shed.
A 2 car KiHa 75 series DMU was seen at Taketoyo Station, the final station on the similarly name line which branches from the Tōkaidō Main Line at Ōbu. Seen on 19/06/2010, this service ran through to Nagoya. Electrification of this branch line was completed on 1st March 2015.