Oigawa Railway

Oigawa Railway
The Oigawa Railway is a railway company in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The company is commonly known as Daitetsu. The company belongs to Meitetsu Group. The first section of its lines opened in 1927.

There are two railway lines operated, Oigawa Main Line and Ikawa Line. Both lines primary function as sightseeing lines. The former line is known for its steam locomotive trains, while the latter is the only rack railway line in Japan. The company also operates a bus line in Sumatakyo Onsen, Kawanehon. As the company preserves steam locomotives, it has "sister railway" agreements with Brienz Rothorn Bahn, Switzerland, and Alishan Forest Railway, Taiwan. Because of its nostalgic cars and the scenery, Oigawa Main Line is often used for shootings of films or TV programs, set in pre-war period.

Oigawa Main Line: Kanaya Senzu and Ikawa Line: Senzu Ikawa