Visitors 32
Modified 26-Sep-11
Created 26-Sep-11
19 photos

This wonderful old engine pulls three beautifully restored passenger cars along the JR Hisatsu line, which was first opened in 1909. The train runs between Kumamoto station and Hitoyoshi station, and is a great hit with children, adults and of course, foreign tourists like me! It runs along the very scenic Kuma river, and through the mountains, taking in wonderful rural scenery, and stopping at several old, well preserved stations along the route.
LocomotiveDriverCarriage doorCoal tenderLocomotiveLocomotiveTrain interiorTourists donning guards uniforms, being photographed by JR attendantA delight for photographersOld stationLocal station marketStamping cardsKeeping timeDriverBridgeRural graveyard and rice fieldKuma riverLocomotiveView out the back