Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Shimizuko Line

While out for a walk, I came across this.  

The sign is new and in English so I crossed from the walking path, over the biking path to read and take photos. 

I didn't know about this railway line.  I read a little more about it on Wikipedia.  I want to ask someone who might remember about it, but it has been a long time ago.  Every place in Japan holds on to so much history.


Anonymous said...

Hello Pamela
What an interesting post. I love the monument.
Have a good week x

Anonymous said...

what an interesting find Pamela,glad you found it xx

Ann said...

The railway line is very interesting. How fortunate that it's also in English. Several new transit lines in Texas cities are built on old commuter rail right-of-ways. I like the resurgence of mass transit.

Queeniepatch said...

Great improvements these days when info is given in English, Chinese and Korean, too.
Sadly the line was not seen as profitable in 1984, but today, as a sightseeing line, would probably have a good chance. I hope it opens again!

FlashinScissors said...

Very interesting Pamela! I enjoyed learning about the line!
A lot of the railway lines that Beecham axed (shortsightedly) in the U.K. are footpaths now,
Only a few could be reopened for trains, as in places houses have been built where railways used to be. That said, in East Grinstead an old line has recently been reopened so that the Bluebell line (steam train) can now run through to East Grinstead.
But mostly old railway lines here too are used as lovely peaceful walking/bicycle paths.
Barbara xx

Leonore Winterer said...

How interesting. 8.3 kilometers sounds like such a short distance to build a dedicated train line for, but I guess there must have been a lot of traffic on this route!