Saturday, August 14, 2010

Motorcycle Diaries Vol. III; Misc Photos

S(team) L(ocomotive) Land, Sumon Mura, Niigata. How did this train get here? The nearest line is only 2k distant, but the way is narrow, winding, and steep. A forlorn engine and sleeper car, neglected for some time. Twenty years ago the SL and neighboring campground and hot springs would have been a bustling tourist attraction. Today, the place is sadly derelict but by no means unique; the Japanese countryside is dotted with such mementoes of the bubble years.  

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