Chinchin Densha and Jogakusei - 2003・Summer・Hiroshima

Chinchin Densha and Jogakusei - 2003・Summer・Hiroshima
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Chinchin Densha and Jogakusei - 2003・Summer・Hiroshima
Chinchin Densha to Jogakusei, The street cars and school girls, TV drama 2003, book 2005

No. 651 car on 8/9/45, The motorman (driver) and about 80 passengers except one survivor were killed by the heat. 700 m from ground zero.

Street car is sometimes called chinchin densha in Japanese.

There were 70 cars running all over the city when atomic bomb dropped. Among 123 cars the company owned, only 15 cars had no damages.

This time many street cars were operated by girls in Hiroshima. They were students of the "Hiroshima Dentetsu Kasei Girl's School". The railway company opened the school, so these girls could learn on house keeping and also could work as street car drivers or conductors. 30 girls were killed.

When street car run again on 8/9/45 (some limited line), the girls were there. The school closed after Hiroshima was hit by huge Makurazaki Tyhoon on 9/17/45.