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JRS Photos of the Month Febuary 2017

C6120 SL Retro Minakami

JR East regularly operate steam locomotive C 6120 along the Jōetsu Railway from Takasaki to Minakami, a distance of 59 km.

During August 1973 C 6120 was taken out of service and placed on static display in Kezoji Park in Isesaki, a city in Gunma Prefecture , with the aim of teaching the next generation about the railway heritage of steam locomotives. In 2010, C 6120 underwent restoration work was back in traffic during March 2011.

These photos were taken on Saturday, 8th October 2016.

All Photos: Graeme Daniel

Shunting at Takasaki.

Taking water at Minakami.

The fireman cleans the ash pan before the return run to Takasaki.

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