Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SL train from Shimodate to Motegi

c 12 66 choochoo x450

train parts:
train parts

at Motegi:
SL at Motegi

In Motegi they use a funny, round contraption to turn the train around:
turning around

tickets:
tickets

"speeding" forward:
forward

young but grumpy train driver:
train driver

inside the beast:
inside

Here is a complete write-up on the history of the Moka line and its SL trains.

4 comments:

zyzzyz said...

That funny round thing is what we call a "turntable". Good to see a steam train in operation.

utsunomiyadailyphoto said...

Thanks!!!
I guess that's why they play music when they use the turntable to turn the train around! :)

Hilda said...

That is a beautiful old train! But wow at the black smoke. I love your 'bobble heads' title for the earlier post too.

Welcome to the CDP community! Your photos are fantastic and I will definitely be looking forward to more posts from you. Happy photoblogging!

utsunomiyadailyphoto said...

Hi Hilda!
Thank you so much for your super-kind words.
We are very happy to be a part of the CDP community! This photoblogging stuff sure is a lot of fun! :)

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