Zenfolio | Yoshi's Steam Photo Gallery | Steam Trains in Japan 1974 Onwards

“The last day of steam” in Japan was sadly but inevitably approaching in 1974. Since 1872, Steams are working very hard everywhere in Japan to make the railway more useful to our daily life. But steams were considered to be getting older and older more recently and Japanese railway was directed to the idea of high-speed rail network all over Japan, and the answer was well-known “bullet train” launched in 1964 between Tokyo and Osaka. It can be true that the steam needs more clews to operate, is less energy efficient than electric or diesel and requires frequent water stops when they were making long journey. But for me, I felt that the steam is not simply the machine but something like human. As steam enthusiasts feel, all steams are still running in our heart