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C11 325 by SteamRailwayCompany C11 325 by SteamRailwayCompany
A well-kept Class C11 2-6-4T steam loco built for the Japanese Government Railways/Japanese National Railways, and now running on the Mooka Tetsudou. I traveled with it on the first run of the year, which is why it is decorated with the flag of Japan. 
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OLDCONTEMPTALBE Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Easter! :)
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. You as well.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It's been too long! Lovely shot of my favorite Japanese locomotive.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Among the classes introduced after 1928 I love include the C12, C50, C55, C57, and D51. Many examples of these engines, as well as the C11, worked on Japan's lines up to the 1970s. It was a much older class, a 9600 Consolidation built in 1920, that ran the final revenue earning steam-hauled train in Japan in 1976. Japan had steam locomotives for 104 years, and no other country expresses a love for them more. I want to go back and live there. 
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NewHavenGeek Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  New Deviant
except for, yah know, India, South Africa, Romania and pretty much half of the South American continent.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The former three I can understand as well. I'm not very familiar with the steam preservation/enthusiast movement in South America, I'm afraid. 
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   General Artist
Besides India, there is not much love for steam left in any of those places.  I have been to most of them.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
South Africa I do believe still has and will continue to harbor steam lovers, but funds for their preservation are harder to come by due to changing attitudes in their government, from what I've heard from Afrikaners I've been in contact with.  
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FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Lovely engine.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, while modern Japanese steam locos are distinctly American in their school of design and utilitarian, the brass fittings and number plates make them very endearing. The smoke deflectors give them a sharp look. 
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FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student General Artist
They certainly do. The little details can make a big difference, I guess.
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