Posted by: Kon
Hi, this is Kon. I am a member of Asakusa Hostel staff. I would like to write about Cassiopeia.
What is Cassiopeia? Is it the name of the constellation?
No, it isn`t . It is one of train`s name.
Photo by Kon at Ueno station.
It was a train connecting Ueno Station and Sapporo Station.
It was operated by JR-East railwai company from 1999 to 2015.
It has been operated as a group dedicated train "Cassiopeia Cruise" since June 2016.
It is one of the few trains in Japan that operates by locomotive towing.
Series EF81 electrick locomotive.
I am a railway fan, so someday, I would like to participate in a group trip using that train.
Kon?works today to make my dream come true.
Posted by: hideyuki (September 28, 2019 5:45 AM)