In 1934, the South Manchuria Railway (SMR), also called Mantetsu (満鉄), introduced the Asia Express to promote the development imperial Japan claimed to offer to the rest of Asia. The Asia Express was scheduled to run between Dalian, Xinjing, and Harbin at up to 75 miles per hour, so designer Nobutaro Yoshino developed a streamlined Pacific (4-6-2) steam locomotive with a tractive effort of 35,000 pounds. The twelve PASHINA (Pacific Type 7) engines were designed with help from the Kawanishi aircraft company, which had a wind tunnel available to test the streamlining, and were built by Dalian's Shahekou Works and by Kawasaki. With "bathtub" streamlining and bright blue livery, they vaguely resembled the LMS Railway's Coronation Pacific and other streamliners of the 1930s. After World War II, China regained control of Manchuria and took the twelve Pashina Pacifics into its railway as Class SL7 (Shengli 7). One is preserved, though not operable, in Shenyang, while this model of the first Pashina Pacific No. 970 is displayed at the Hara Model Railway Museum in Yokohama, Japan.