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Meiji no Kikanshi by SteamRailwayCompany Meiji no Kikanshi by SteamRailwayCompany
In Meiji Mura, near Nagoya, I was privileged with seeing with my own eyes the oldest working locomotive in Japan. A Sharp Stewart 2-4-0T built in 1874 for the original Shimbashi Line between Yokohama and Shimbashi. 
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
A family resemblance to the Isle of Man's locos I see.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
More rather the Manx Northern Sharpies, which were scrapped, as opposed to the Beyer Peacock locos, but good eye. These engines were built by Sharp Stewart like the Sharpies of the MNR for the IGR. I also love the use of buffers and hook and chain couplings on early Japanese trains, which are somewhat uncommon on the narrow gauge. 
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FiremanHippie Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
A beautiful relic.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
It sure is. It's the oldest working locomotive in Japan, and I love it since it is also the only operating British-built loco in the country. 
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FiremanHippie Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
You don't say!
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Looks great!!!
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Your very welcome!!
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TFuruhashii Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Great! You visitred Meiji-mura. I would like to visit there, but I have nochance so far...
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I did, and I loved every moment of it! It was my favorite spot in Japan I have found thus far. I still have yet to go to Kyoto, though. 
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drawing425 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Now I can see the height difference between an person and this engine. Hope the people in my painting are not out of scale. 
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
No, they are not. Thank you again for that magnificent gift. It's remarkable I didn't place this here sooner, to compare the uncanny resemblance to your portrait. 
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drawing425 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I found the image for my painting online.
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