Locomotive back on track in western Japan
NHK -- Nov 26
Railway fans have gathered in western Japan to see a steam locomotive get chugging again for the first time in 44 years.

The much-loved D-51 engine got back on track on the JR Yamaguchi Line on Saturday. It will run through Sunday as part of a tourism campaign by the railway operator and the Yamaguchi prefectural government.

About 800 people saw the train off at 10:50 AM after a ceremony at Shin-Yamaguchi Station. It was bound for the station of Tsuwano in neighboring Shimane Prefecture.

A visitor with a family said the locomotive is big and impressive and they were lucky they were able to get tickets for the event.

News source: NHK
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