Tama train enters service on the Wakayama Electric Railway

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    You may remember our previous posts about the Wakayama Electric Railway creating a special train decorated in honor of its famous feline stationmaster, Tama. Well, that train is now in service:

    Local residents and railway fans flocked to Idakiso Station in Wakayama for Saturday’s launch of the two-car Tama Train. The train, which departed from Idakiso Station at 3:57 p.m., ran the eight or so kilometers to Wakayama Station, with Tama aboard in the driver’s cabin.

    The train is adorned with 101 types of illustrations of Tama. Over 10 million yen was donated for its renovation.

    There is also the small Tama Library on the train, where a collection of cat photo books is available.

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