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JRS Photos of the Month December 2022

Isumi Railway

The Isumi Railway’s KiHa 28 2346 retired on 27th November 2022. Built in 1964, it spend most of its life around Yonago and later Toyama. It was taken over by the Isumi Railway in 2012 and attracted many railfans, as it was one of the last of its class (KiHa 58) to operate. The Isumi Railway was featured in the JRS magazine “Bullet-In” in issue 95.

All photos: Oliver Mayer, 28th May 2017.


KiHa 28 2346 pulls into Ōhara Station, with a JR East Sotobō Line train on the right.


KiHa 28 2346 leaving Kazusa-Nakano Station as express “Sotobō” bound for Ōhara with KiHa 52 125 behind.

The express “Sotobō” was normally made up of Kiha 28 and KiHa 52. This photo at Ōtaki station shows the train bound for Kazusa-Nakano, with KiHa 52 125 at the front and KiHa 28 2346 behind.

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