Steam Locomotive SL C6120

 

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Japanese fascination with the rail travel is a perfect match for me. I manage to decipher Kanji and buy a ticket for a very rare opportunity to travel on a historic steam locomotive from Numata to Takasaki. The train takes me through the mountainous region bathed in red sunset light on one side and a large full moon peaking from behind the hills on the other. Everywhere the train travels, the curious locals of every age pour out onto the street and start to waive at the passengers with the biggest smile.