C57 Locomotive – The Lady
There’s been quite a few train related posts lately so here’s another one! In March this year I visited the Koganei park here in Tokyo for the first time and met this grand old Lady, a decommissioned type C57 train nicknamed 貴婦人, The Lady, that used to run in Asahikawa in Hokkaido until 1974. I have read somewhere that using today’s technology it would be impossible to build a locomotive like this. There’s still a few train lines operated around Japan just for the use of old style locomotives, all very popular with tourists. This train is open for visitors from March to November every year, so if you’re in the area, go have a look!