Botchan Ressha

Botchan Ressha

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Botchan Ressha is a diesel-powered replica of a small-gauge steam locomotive installed in the city of Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan in 1888 as the original Iyo Railway. "Not only was it the first railway in Shikoku but it was also the third private railway in Japan." The reconstructed locomotives are now a tourist attraction, alternating with electric trams on two of the Iyo Railway's city lines. The original 0-4-0 (B) type steam locomotives built by Krauss & Company in Munich were imported to Matsuyama in 1888. The narrow-gauge locomotives used Stephenson valve gears and ran on coal.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135794876
  • 9786135794878