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bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionThe magazine "Travel and Railways" is conducting an online survey of railfan favorite/most popular private/third sector railways. The voting began on March 22 and will last until April 20. Final results will be published in the July issue of the magazine, on the newsracks May 20. As of April 15 JST, the most popular railway is Keikyu, with Hankyu coming in second and Kintetsu third. https://www.tetsudo.com/special/tabitetsu/
Railfan Magazine News has an article about the third sector company that will take over JR Hokkaido's Esashi Line (the portion that JRH themselves didn't shut down, anyway). The English name will be South Hokkaido Railway Company, and the line will be renamed the Isaribi Line. The company's Japanese name will be Dōnan Isaribi Tetsudō. According to the Wikipedia article, they'll run 9 KIHA40s. I think all will be transferred from JRH, but only 2 will get the livery and interior treatment shown in the links below. They'll be nicknamed Nagamare. The livery is a very dark blue or viole