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JR Hokkaido to discontinue 3 steam locomotive services


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JR Hokkaido announced this week that three steam locomotive excursion services will cease at the end of this fiscal year.  The services are the "SL Hakodate-Onuma", the "SL Niseko", and the "SL Hakodate Christmas Fantasy".  Reasons given for the cessation of these services are increased workloads for staff in improving systemwide safety, preparations for the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen, and the expense of installing ATS with overspeed control on steam locomotives.  Apparently the steam service running between Kushiro and Shibecha, the "SL Fuyushitsugen", will continue to run in season.

 

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/hokkaido/news/20140710-OYTNT50006.html

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*slams fists down on the table. "This is a #*^#@ outrage!!" I have half a mind to board the next flight to Chitose and tell them off, but first I'm taking the other half of my mind and a newspaper to the bathroom for a rage dump!!"

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*slams fists down on the table. "This is a #*^#@ outrage!!" I have half a mind to board the next flight to Chitose and tell them off, but first I'm taking the other half of my mind and a newspaper to the bathroom for a rage dump!!"

haha Post of the month!
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