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Hey just a bit of a request.  If we are linking the episode to third party players like youtube etc.  Can you make reference to the actual show date also please.  I find myself going back to the NHK website away to see if I have seen the show or not.

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7 hours ago, Ochanomizu said:



Is this Ep. 61?


"Echizen Railway: Heading into the Future with the Community Onboard"


Yes that is correct.  🙂

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Davo Dentetsu

The YouTube channel "Tetsudo English" is reuploading them all.  It's the same guy who ran InuyashaKnight.

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New Year Trains: Beginning the New Year with a Journey Episode 63 is now out! 


New Year is a special time in Japan with many unique traditions. There are special postcards and special foods, visits to shrines and temples, and even special trains. In this episode, see the "Hatsumode Train" operated by Kintetsu Railway which runs from Nagoya to the famous Ise Jingu Shrine in Mie Prefecture so passengers can give a first prayer of the year, and the "First Sunrise Train" operated by Sanriku Railway in Iwate Prefecture. From this special train, passengers can see the very first sunrise of the New Year over the Pacific Ocean.




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Hello guys. A friend would like to know who makes the brown Train in the Video, that they have on the table-layout  in front of them.You can see it at 5:28.

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Amaterasu Railway: A Tourist Attraction Making the Most of a Discontinued Line


February 15, 2019 1:30 - 2:00 7:30 - 8:00 13:30 - 14:00 19:30 - 20:00


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Amaterasu Railway was a third sector company located in Takachiho Town in the northern part of Miyazaki Prefecture. However, in 2005 the line was severely damaged by a typhoon causing all services to cease. Following the closure, local supporters reopened the line as a tourist spot. The main attraction of the line is a refurbished mini truck that runs through a beautiful green landscape before crossing a 105m high railway bridge (the highest in Japan). See how Amaterasu Railway has been attracting visitors from all over Japan. Then, in "Trains in Focus" join us on JR's "Umisachi-Yamasachi" tourist train that also operates in Miyazaki Prefecture.

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*new episode*


JR Hokkaido's Yubari Line: A Beloved Local Line Comes to an End

April 12, 2019

1:30 - 2:00 / 7:30 - 8:00 / 13:30 - 14:00 / 19:30 - 20:00

On April 1, 2019, the Yubari branch of JR Hokkaido's Sekisho Line is sadly coming to an end. Back in the days, Yubari was a prosperous mining town and the line was a major route for transporting coal. But from the 1970's the mines began to close and the city started to decline. In recent years, the line only operated 5 round trips per day. With news of the line's closing, many railfans came to ride the line and the locals showed their appreciation by gifting handcrafted souvenirs. See the last moments of this beloved line and the challenges local lines are facing in Japan.



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