The Izu Express, Japan

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The Izu Express, Japan

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In June 1962, the ‘Modern Tramway’ carried a report by J. W. Higgins and Ralph Forty entitled ‘A New Electric Interurban in Japan’.

The Izu Express was at that time Japan’s newest railway. It had opened on 10th December 1961.

In the 21st century, the line is known as ‘The Izu Kyūkō Line’. It is a privately owned railway line of the Izukyū Corporation in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

The line approximately parallels the eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula, a tourist district noted for its numerous hot spring resorts, and golf courses, between Itō Station in Itō and Izukyū Shimoda Station in Shimoda.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/08/08/ja ... june-1962/
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