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.