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  1. In the period preceding Japan's growth into a self-sufficient industrialized powerhouse, their emergent railways imported a plethora of locomotives from Britain, America, Germany, Switzerland, and a very few from Belgium in their early days. The variety and antiquity of these engines would've made Japan a paradise for rail fans had these generally survived longer into the period when travel and color photography became more accessible. I especially like these 'Okajoki', (陸蒸気) as they are colloquially called today, for their English-type buffers and screw couplings applied to them, particularly on British and American locomotives built for Japanese rails. Baldwin locomotives, like this Sanyo Railway Class 10 (950) 2-4-2T, were really quite handsome for, as I like to call it, their 'Anglicized-American' look to them for their buffers, lack of a bell and cowcatcher, and marker-type lamps placed on them instead of a huge headlight. Note the similarities to Lyn, another Baldwin locomotive built for an English narrow gauge railway. Which non-Japanese built steam locomotives do you like? https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/locomotive/images/e/e5/BLW41_Sanyo_10.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/1000?cb=20230426025240 https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BaldwinLocomotiveLyn.jpg
  2. Colorized film, original footage taken at night, quite good detail from the back of a train, many scenes of trackside industries as well as sidings, and the freight traffic found at house tracks of railroad stations:
  3. Nice color pics of Chicago railway scenes from the 1940's. Just look at the variety of box cars, many subtle differences. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/10/color-photos-chicagos-rail-yards-1940s/571924/
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