Monday, 29 April 2013

Hayabusa Limited Express Service, Japan.

The name “Hayabusa” meaning Falcon  was formerly a limited express Train  operated by Japanese Railway (JR Kyushu) which ran from Tokyo to Kumamoto. The service which commenced in 1958 was discontinued in March 2009. The postcard shows a train  hauled by an EF66 locomotive before the service was discontinued. A total of 89 EF66 locomotives were built by Kawasaki Sharyo for Japanese Railway between 1968  and 1989 in two lots.

Today a train by the same name is operated as a High Speed Shinkansen service between Tokyo and  Shin Aomori by East Japanese Railways.

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