Japanese Railway History

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    Cape Gauge was used in many countries throughout the world. It has been identified primarily with the Cape Colony in South Africa but was used first in the UK on a variety of tramways. Later its use extended into a number of countries in the Far East including New Zealand, Indonesia and in particular Japan.

    Cape Gauge was chosen as the 'standard gauge' in Japan. This post provides an introduction to the historic railways of Japan. The story includes a variety of different gauges. The use of different gauges seems at least as complex as the situation in the UK.

    This post is an introduction to the railways of Japan and centres around the use of Cape Gauge. ........

    https://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/01/09/japanese-railway-history-cape-gauge
     
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    I hope to produce a short series of short posts over the next little while which look at some of the 2ft 6in track-gauge railway in Japan. This is the first. The Kurobe Gorge Railway is both as tourist railway and a supply line to the hydroelectric power stations along the Kurobe River Gorge. This is not a historic line as it is still very much in use but its origins go back as far as 1906.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/01/3...e-762mm-lines-part-1-the-kurobe-gorge-railway
     
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    The Kiso Forest Railways - Part E

    I am indebted to a number of Japanese language websites for many of the photographs in this series of posts. I am glad to say that I have been able to contact the site owners and have full permission to reproduce the photographs from their sites.

    You will see that I am particularly grateful for permission from the site owner of 'rintetsu.net' for many of the photos in this next post.

    On that site you will find considerably more photographs of the route covered here.

    This next post covers the Forest Railway which leaves the JR Chuo Line at Yabuhara in the Kiso Forest area - The Ogiso Forest Railway.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/03/0...o-railway-part-e-the-ogiso-line-from-yabuhara
     
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