Yoshino Line

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Yoshino Line
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Overview
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Locale Nara Prefecture
Termini Kashihara-Jingūmae
Yoshino
Stations16
Service
Type Commuter rail
Depot(s)Muda (branch depot of Furuichi Inspection Depot)
History
Opened25 October 1912
Technical
Line length25.2 km (15.7 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Minimum radius 160 m [1]
Electrification 1,500 V DC, overhead catenary
Operating speed100 km/h (60 mph) [1]

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.

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History

Electric freight train at Shimoichiguchi Station ca 1925 Goods train drawn by a B-B locomotive in Shimoichiguchi Station.png
Electric freight train at Shimoichiguchi Station ca 1925

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. [1] Amongst the rolling stock were three Bo'Bo' goodtrain locomotives delivered from Brown, Boveri & Cie in Switzerland. [2]

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.

Stations

No.StationJapaneseDistance (km)Limited ExpressTransfersLocation
F42 Kashiharajingū-mae 橿原神宮前0.0O Kashihara Nara Prefecture
F43 Okadera 岡寺1.1|
F44 Asuka 飛鳥2.2O Asuka, Takaichi District
F45 Tsubosakayama 壺阪山3.9O Takatori, Takaichi District
F46 Ichio 市尾6.0|
F47 Kuzu 7.9| Gose
F48 Yoshinoguchi 吉野口9.5O
F49 Kusurimizu 薬水11.2| Ōyodo, Yoshino District
F50 Fukugami 福神12.8O
F51 Ōada 大阿太14.6|
F52 Shimoichiguchi 下市口17.0O
F53 Koshibe 越部18.7|
F54 Muda 六田20.7O
F55 Yamato-Kamiichi 大和上市22.9O Yoshino, Yoshino District
F56 Yoshino-Jingū 吉野神宮23.7O
F57 Yoshino 吉野25.2O

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References

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

  1. 1 2 3 Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄[Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 123. ISBN   4-87366-874-3.
  2. "Direct-current locomotives for the Yoshina Railway, Japan" (PDF). The Brown Boveri Review. Baden: Brown, Boveri & Cie. April 1925. pp. 87–89.