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Shonan Green Car Saro 165.106 by rlkitterman
Shonan Green Car Saro 165.106
JNR first-class "green car" Saro 165.106 was built in 1967.  This electric railcar was used on Shonan Liner Tokyo-Odawara commuter trains, and is on display at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park in Nagoya.  It was built as an intermediate car, but was fitted with a headlight and cab for shunting operations.
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1970 Nissan Cherry X-1 Sedan by rlkitterman
1970 Nissan Cherry X-1 Sedan
The front-wheel-drive Nissan Cherry was built to compete with the Toyota Corolla for the small-car market, and it became one of the first Japanese cars to sell well in America.  It was not as fast or comfortable as many people would have liked, but it provided a more economical alternative to the Detroit "big boats" of the early 1970s, especially after the 1973 oil crisis.  A 1970 X-1 sedan, one of the first to be built, was on display at the Nissan showroom in Yokohama.
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1969 Nissan Fairlady Z432 by rlkitterman
1969 Nissan Fairlady Z432
The Z432 was an exceptionally fast version of the Nissan Fairlady sports car thanks to its 160hp Skyline GT-R engine, but it otherwise looked identical to the more basic Fairlady.  This 1969 Z432 was on display at the Nissan showroom in Yokohama.
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Hara SJ Dm3 Model by rlkitterman
Hara SJ Dm3 Model
During one of his trips to Europe, Mr. Nobutaru Hara visited Sweden, home of the distinctive Swedish State Railways (SJ) Dm3-class electric locomotives.  These 1-D+D+D-1 triple-unit locomotives were built by ASEA starting in 1953 to replace O-series locomotives on the Iron Ore Line.  Producing 9700 horsepower and 210,000 pounds of tractive effort, the Dm3 could pull 5400-ton iron ore trains. 

The Dm3 locomotives worked for almost 50 years, with the last one being retired in 2011 after LKAB replaced them with more powerful IORE-class locomotives.  Returning home to Japan, Mr. Hara built a model of a Dm3 in the original SJ reddish-brown livery, which is now on display at the Hara Model Railway Museum in Yokohama.
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Memphis Belle II by rlkitterman
Memphis Belle II
Named for the famous World War II-era B-17 bomber, Memphis Belle II was a Republic F-105D Thunderchief used in the Vietnam War.  During Operation Rolling Thunder, Memphis Belle II was equipped with six tons of bombs and flown from Thailand to attack North Vietnamese targets.  It shot down two enemy MiG fighters during the war, and was retired in 1990.  Memphis Belle II is now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio).
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Today, I visited a Japanese heritage railway for the first time.  I rode an SL excursion train on the Oigawa Railway, which was an excellent trip, as I got to see plenty of beautiful scenery and classic steam locomotives and other rolling stock.  I ended up taking 806 pictures, so I will put some of my personal favorites here as soon as I can organize the folder.  Hope you are all enjoying Halloween wherever you are!
  • Mood: Bliss
  • Listening to: Life's Railway to Heaven by the Statler Brothers
  • Reading: The Superior Person's Book of Words
  • Watching: The Right Stuff
  • Playing: Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006
  • Eating: Yakitori
  • Drinking: Draft beer

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BajuszGG Featured By Owner 1 day ago
:+fav:をどうもありがとうございます。 :)
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
どういたしまして!
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Furuhashi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Thank you so much for the favourites.
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav of my FB-111 patch pic!
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Many thanks for adding "Bittern" to your favourites :salute:
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!  I hope I too can see it running on the main line some day!
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav of my B-50 pic!
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!  It's a really cool plane!
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