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History in Motion

Transportation Trains Shoryudo Highlighting Japan Shizuoka Chubu Tokai Region

Oigawa Railway, also known as Dai-Tetsu, operates two lines running for 65 kilometers (about 40 miles) in Shizuoka Prefecture. Determined to preserve Japan’s steam locomotive (known as SLs in Japan) culture, the company was the first in the nation to bring these trains back onto the tracks.

A ride on an Oigawa Railway SL is a romantic and nostalgic experience. Combining retro technology and timeless nature, this train service is an homage to the days of another age, and can truly be considered history in motion.

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