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- Sotetsu - The Sagami
Railway, by Oliver Mayer
- The smallest of the large railways -
Oliver introduces Sagami Railway in Yokohama with in-depth descriptions
of its background, service and rolling stock.
- About Keikyu, by
Keikyu, one of the typical urban railways, serves the Yokohama and
Yokosuka area from Tokyo with a complicated but interesting operation
pattern. Oliver writes about its history, services, operations and
- About Tokyu, by
Oliver focuses on Tokyu, one of the most prosperous private railways in
Japan, and profiles its network, service, future and rolling stock.
Dentetsu (Nagano Electric Railway)
By Hiroshi Naito.
Brief introductory information of the Nagano Detetsu running in Zekoji
Basin located in the central part of the main island of Japan.
- Toyohashi Tramway
Toyohashi is a medium sized city on the Tokaido Shinkansen, where a
tramway is still in service. The tram system there is rather simple,
but peacefully running fairly old tramcars will attract you.
By Hiroshi Naito
- Shonan Monorail and
Enoshima Electric Railway, by Hiroshi Naito
A report on two regional rail services in the Shonan area located50 km
southwest of Tokyo.
- Chichibu Railway, by Hiroshi Naito
Introduction of an attractive regional railway north of Tokyo featuring
steam operations and busy freight work.
- Oigawa Railway, by Hiroshi Naito
- Steam Engine C1266 on Mooka
Railway, by Hiroshi Naito
A light tank operated on a third sector railway located about 60 km
north of Tokyo.