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Oigawa Tetsudo Musume by rlkitterman
Oigawa Tetsudo Musume
Tetsudo musume (railway girls) are cartoon characters based on various Japanese railways or workers.  As seen at Senzu railway station, the Oigawa Railway girl is a conductor wearing a French-style kepi and holding a red flag.
Kato DB1 Rusty by rlkitterman
Kato DB1 Rusty
This 0-4-0 diesel shunter was built by the Kato Works of Tokyo as a DB1-class locomotive.  It has been converted into a replica of Rusty, the friendly narrow-gauge Skarloey Railway diesel, for the Oigawa Railway's "Day out with Thomas" event.  Remove the face and repaint it, and it could pass for Midlander, the Talyllyn Railway's Ruston & Hornsby diesel shunter.  Rusty is on display at Senzu station.
C11.227 with Orange Coaches in Senzu by rlkitterman
C11.227 with Orange Coaches in Senzu
Oigawa Railway 2-6-4 tank engine C11.227 brought a train into Senzu railway station while I was eating lunch, so it was already undergoing some maintenance at Platform 3 when I got its picture.  It was pulling four orange coaches, which represented Annie and Clarabel during the railway's "Day Out With Thomas" back in the summer.
Heavy Smoke at Platform 3 by rlkitterman
Heavy Smoke at Platform 3
Oigawa Railway Kawasaki 2-6-4 tank engine C11.190 projects a thick smokescreen as it backs up at Platform 3 of Senzu station.  The cloud completely covered the station, and lent my bowl of soba noodles a strange flavor comparable to mesquite barbecue.
Oigawa Prairie Tank C12.164 by rlkitterman
Oigawa Prairie Tank C12.164
One of the smaller locomotives in the Oigawa Railway's heritage steam fleet is C12.164, a Prairie (2-6-2) tank engine.  This useful light tank was built from 1932 to 1947 by various companies, and 30/293 (almost 1/10 of the class) are preserved.  C12.164 is maintained in operating condition at Shin-Kanaya depot, but did not pull any trains when I visited today, and was parked on a siding while the 2-6-4 tanks did most of the work.
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


RL Kitterman
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Thank you very much!   I will submit plenty of art.
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