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JRS Photos of the Month February 2020

Mihara Station

Mihara, in Hiroshima Prefecture features an elevated railway station on the Sanyō Shinkansen
& Sanyō Main Line, where the latter junctions with the Kure Line which closely follows the Seto Inland Sea coast while the Main Line and Sinkansen take a route to Hiroshima further inland. The main line in this section, one of a few remaining sections where freight trains require banking on the steep gradients. On a recent visit to Japan, JRS Member Nick Harding stopped off for a few photos on the 1067mm platforms.

All photos taken 16th September 2019.

115-3000 set A17 in Setouchi area livery stands at Mihara with an Okayama local.

Old and new - E227 77 on an Iwakuni-bound local, passes a 115 series predecessor.

Series 117 set E08, also in Setouchi area livery, waits to depart with a local service.

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