Prototype Articles

This is a new addition to the site. We hope to provide some interesting article about prototypical trains in Japan.
   
A Ride on 'Santetsu'
Matthew Davis takes a ride on Santetsu one year after the devastating tsunami.
   
"SANTETSU" Will Not Give Up!
Green light is lit until complete restoration
The Santetsu railway was very heavily damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, but is vowing to rebuild!
   
Railroads Damaged by Earthquake and Tsunami
On the Pacific shores of Iwate, the JR Ofunato Line and Sanriku Railway Company lines suffered heavy damage in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. On April 10th, Naoto Kodama of Iwate Rail Modelers' Circle (JRM's sister club in Iwatetsu, Japan) traveled to the coast to witness and photograph the state of these railroads one month after the catastrophe.
   
New E5 Hayabasa Enters Service
By Matthew Davis and Photos by Naoto Kodama
Naoto Kodama of our sister club in Iwate sent some pictures of the new E5 Hayabusa on its first runs.
   
New E5 & E6 Trains
By Matthew Davis and Photos by Naoto Kodama
Naoto Kodama of our sister club in Iwate sent some pictures of the new E5 & E6 trains while they were in Iwate.
   
EH500 “Kintaro” Freight Locomotive
by Matthew Davis
Even before I moved to Japan, one of my favorite models was the EH500 “Kintaro” freight locomotive. Its bulk and angular profile are all business, but its bright livery and smooth sides give it an unexpected sleekness. But it doesn’t run on the lines I was most interested in modeling, so I never really learned much about it.

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