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A History Of Japanese Railways
« on: September 29, 2018, 08:58:17 PM »
I do not know how many of you get the Gaugemaster "Right Lines' e-zine, or indeed, how many of you are interested in Japanese Railways, (I know one or two are), but the following links to an interesting article -

http://www.gaugemaster.com/articles/guides/history-of-japanese-railways-pt1.html?ct=t(RETAIL_Right_Lines_Issue_662_2_2017_COPY_01)
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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 06:49:58 AM »
Nice article, shame about the proofing,  3ft8.5 inch gauge and privatization  where it should be nationalization..

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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 06:56:38 AM »
Very interesting. On my visit earlier this year, I spent an awesome day in the Kyoto Railway Museum, which is new and certainly ranks as one of the world's great facilities of it's kind.

I plan to post a report when home improvements get out of the way!  :thumbsup:
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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 12:05:40 AM »
Very interesting. On my visit earlier this year, I spent an awesome day in the Kyoto Railway Museum, which is new and certainly ranks as one of the world's great facilities of it's kind.

I plan to post a report when home improvements get out of the way!  :thumbsup:

And Piccies ??  :photospleasesign:

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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 12:11:24 AM »
Yep!  :thumbsup:

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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 09:12:24 PM »
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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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 10:41:45 PM »
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.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/01/30/japanese-narrow-gauge-762mm-lines-part-1-the-kurobe-gorge-railway
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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 10:42:42 AM »
Roger san - I just read your blog and it's fascinating and I really loved the pictures, particularly the red truss bridge which reminded me of many a Japanese garden bridge...

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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 08:52:31 PM »
The Kiso Forest Railways - Part A

This next post provides an introduction to the Logging Railways in the Kiso Forest. Only a short tourist railway now remains of what was once a very large system of 762mm lines. I am currently working on a short survey of one of the lines which made up the network.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/02/11/japanese-narrow-gauge-762mm-lines-part-2-the-kiso-railway-part-a
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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 10:26:32 PM »
A really informative and interesting read (and it was lovely to see the Youtube videos of the model railways too at the end!). Thank you!

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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2019, 09:47:54 PM »
The Kiso Forest Railways - Part B

This post covers one of the main logging railway networks in the Kiso Valley. ... The Otaki Forest Railway.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/02/16/japanese-narrow-gauge-762mm-lines-part-3-the-kiso-railway-part-b-the-otaki-forest-railway

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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2019, 10:03:16 PM »
Japan Railway & Transport Review has a wealth of English language articles on the development of Japanese railways and Japanese railway technology.

http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/jrtr/backissue/index_backissue.html

Why Did Japan Choose the 3'6" Narrow Gauge?
http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/jrtr/jrtr31/pdf/f33_sai.pdf

Japanese Private Railway Companies and Their Business Diversification
http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/jrtr/jrtr10/pdf/f02_sai.pdf


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Re: A History Of Japanese Railways
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2019, 07:55:31 AM »
Brilliant Bill937ca, thank you.

 

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