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JRS Photos of the Month March 2019

Meitetsu Bisai Line

The Bisai Line (Yatomi – Tsushima – Ichinomiya – Tamanoi) is 31 km long and runs north-south in the westernmost part of Aichi Prefecture. “Bisai” is short for “western Owari”, where Owari is the old name for the western part of today’s Aichi Prefecture. Built by the Bisai Railway, it was taken over by Meitetsu in 1925. The first section of this railway was opened between Yatomi and Tsushima in 1898, thus making the Bisai Line the oldest railway line in the Meitetsu network.

All Photos: Oliver Mayer

A 2-car train crossing the Ryonai River bound for Tsushima, south of Rokuwa station, 10th June 2016.

2-car train bound for Ichinomiya at Yamazaki. This area is famous for its Gingko trees, which turn yellow in late autumn. 3rd December 2016

2-car train approaching Tsushima station, on an empty run from the Shinkawa depot, 2nd January 2019.

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