|Termini|| Kashihara-Jingūmae |
|Depot(s)||Muda (branch depot of Furuichi Inspection Depot)|
|Opened||25 October 1912|
|Line length||25.2 km (15.7 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Minimum radius||160 m|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC, overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (60 mph)|
The Yoshino Line (吉野線, Yoshino-sen) is a railway line in Nara Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway. It connects Kashihara-Jingūmae in Kashihara and Yoshino in Yoshino. All Express and Limited Express trains continue to and from Ōsaka Abenobashi Station on the Minami Osaka Line.
The Yoshino Railway (吉野鉄道) Co. opened the Yoshino - Muda section in 1912, and extended the line to Kashiharajingū-mae in 1923, electrifying the entire line at 1500 VDC at that time. Amongst the rolling stock were three Bo'Bo' goodtrain locomotives delivered from Brown, Boveri & Cie in Switzerland.
In 1929 the company merged with the Osaka Electric Railway Co., which merged with Kintetsu in 1944.
Freight services ceased in 1984, and CTC signalling was commissioned in 2001.
|No.||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Limited Express||Transfers||Location|
|F44||Asuka||飛鳥||2.2||O||Asuka, Takaichi District|
|F45||Tsubosakayama||壺阪山||3.9||O||Takatori, Takaichi District|
|F49||Kusurimizu||薬水||11.2|||||Ōyodo, Yoshino District|
|F55||Yamato-Kamiichi||大和上市||22.9||O||Yoshino, Yoshino District|
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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia