Railway Museum – Saitama

Well… you have to get there somehow.

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This is the Railway Museum in Saitama, just outside Tokyo.

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The nose cone of a Shinkansen (Bullet train).

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Tokyo … written backwards (right to left), as was normal in pre-war Japanese.

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The bottom of a tank engine, originally imported from England.

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Brake test! Well, a working breaking system as a demonstration anyway.

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Third class carriage in the English style (one door per compartment, in case you don’t remember). ┬áLiteral translation is “Under Class”… need I say more? And it’s written from right to left in the Japanese.

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The turntable is rotated through 360 degrees every few hours.

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