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Taiheiyo Coal Line will cease operations at the end of March

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Yavianice

Funny railroad, since it does not seem to be connected to the mainline, but really only goes from the mine to the harbor. Seems to me as a perfect place to make a museum and/or with a small tourist train.

 

The railway is located here: 42.972016, 144.399377

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Nick_Burman
7 hours ago, Yavianice said:

Funny railroad, since it does not seem to be connected to the mainline, but really only goes from the mine to the harbor. Seems to me as a perfect place to make a museum and/or with a small tourist train.

 

The railway is located here: 42.972016, 144.399377

 

It used to have a mainline connection, but it was torn out ages ago.

 

Cheers NB

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katoftw

With the line going past that lake and onto a shoreline area.  It could be quite picturesque if the whole area wasn't devoid of all trees.  If they planted pine, plums and cherry trees around the area.  They could have a nice little tourist attraction.  The infrastracture is already in place.  Just needs some trolleys and some simple platforms made.  And they are set.

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Khaul
12 hours ago, Yavianice said:

Funny railroad, since it does not seem to be connected to the mainline, but really only goes from the mine to the harbor. Seems to me as a perfect place to make a museum and/or with a small tourist train.

 

The railway is located here: 42.972016, 144.399377

 

We’ve quite a few of those mine to harbour railways here in Australia. I would not call them funny. There is nothing quaint about them.

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katoftw

Disused sections with low usage always get closed down.  Soon the line won't run past Kushiro anyway.

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Yavianice
8 hours ago, Khaul said:

We’ve quite a few of those mine to harbour railways here in Australia. I would not call them funny. There is nothing quaint about them.

 

Are there a lot in Japan too? Because that's the point, right?

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