An all-stations "Local" service formed of two KiHa 40 series DMU cars in September 2009
|Locale||Yamaguchi Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture|
|Termini|| Shin-Yamaguchi |
|Operator(s)||JR West, JR Freight|
|Rolling stock||KiHa 40 series, KiHa 120 series, KiHa 187 series DMU, D51 200 steam locomotive, 35 series passenger cars|
|Opened||20 February 1913|
|Line length||93.9 km (58.3 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Entire line single tracked|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||85 km/h (53 mph)|
The Yamaguchi Line (山口線, Yamaguchi-sen) is a railway line in western Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The line connects Shin-Yamaguchi Station in Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi and Masuda Station in Masuda, Shimane.
The Ogori (now Shin-Yamaguchi) - Yamaguchi section opened in 1913, and the line was progressively extended north, reaching Masuda in 1923.
CTC signalling was commissioned in 1984.
The Super Oki limited express connects Shin-Yamaguchi Station with Yonago Station and Tottori Station on the Sanin Main Line via the Yamaguchi Line.
The line is also famous for the operation of the rapid SL Yamaguchi steam train.
|Shin-Yamaguchi||新山口||0.0||●|| Sanyō Shinkansen |
Sanyō Main Line
|Masuda||益田||93.9||Sanin Main Line|
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