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.