Saturday, April 12, 2008

day 105 -Himeji Monorail (discontinued)

The final section to Tegara Hill has been entirely removed and replaced by housing, part of Sanyo Junior High and a multi-level carpark for the local Hall & Library. The arched entrance is sealed.
If you want to relive the excitement of the monorail's inaugural journey in 1966 (and see the cars which are sealed inside the old station like a giant time capsule!), there's a fantastic little doco from a Japanese panel show posted on YouTube with a link  HERE.

1. Tegarayama Station sealed:

2. A tree grows in the entrance.

3. A multi-level carpark stands where the monorail cars once entered the Tegarayama Station.

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