Railway Museums in Tohoku

Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkoda-maru Museum (Seikan Renrakusen Memoriaru-sittpu Hakkoda-maru)

Ferryboat Hakkoda-maru side view.

Hakkoda-maru railcar section.
All Seikan ferryboats were retired, when Seikan-Tunnel was opened on the 13th of March 1988.
During the last days of 1988, the surviving Seikan ferryboats numbered five. They were the Hakkoda-maru, Taisetsu-maru, Mashu-maru and Towada-maru. Of these, two, Taisetsu-maru and Towada-maru were sold outside of Japan. Of the other three, Hakkoda-maru was preserved at Aomori, Mashu-maru was at Hakodate, Yote-maru was in Tokyo .... all were preserved as a ship-museum.
Sizes : M-N
Location : Aomori city
Primary exhibits : Trains were ferried between Aomori and Hakodate. Exhibited here is Kiha-82, DD16 etc .
Official website : Hakkoda-maru Museum (Japanese)
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Nitchu Line Memorial Site (Nitchu-sen Kinenkan)

Ki-287 Snowplow car

During 1988
The Nitchu line ran between Kitakata and Atsushio in Fukushima prefecture, but it was closed on the 1st of April 1984. During 1987, Atsushio station was reopened as the Nitchu line memorial museum.
Sizes : H
Location : Atushio, Kitakata city, Fukushima
Primary exhibits : Preserved Atushio station building, platform, Snowplough car Ki-287, Ohafu-612752
Website : None official site
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Other Tohoku's Railway Museums

Sizes Museum Name Official name in Japanese Location Primary exhibits Official site
(Japanese)
M Seikan Tunnel Museum (Aomori) Seikan Tonneru Kinenkan Sotohama town, Higashi-Tugaru county, Aomori Introduces Seikan tunnel's history and tunnel excavation technology. (Aomori end) Seikan Tunnel Museum
S Ohata Line Restored Kiha85 Preservation Association Ohata-sen Kiha85 Dotai Hozonkai Ohata town, Shimokita county, Aomori Resored Kiha-85 diesel car. Ohata Line Museum
S Sendai Streetcar Museum
Sendai Shiden Hozonkan Tomisawa, Taihaku-ku Sendai city Preserved old Sendai street cars. Sendai city Transpotation Bureau
S Imoko Train Imoko Rettsya Central Park, Kahoku Town, Yamagata Restored made in Belgium tank engine from Taiwan. Kahoku Town




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