The beautiful black train has a Satsuma quality from the car window.
Black vinegar, black pig, black cattle, raw sugar, black Satsuma porcelain
"YOKAMON" of Satsuma is colored solid black.
As for HAYATO no KAZE, the body glistens black and the gold emblem shines.
It is completely equipped with the common space made from wood in the floor, the wall and the seat.
Let's go by a sightseeing limited express full of warmth and pleasure.
●Origin of the train name…The Hayato group who played an active part on the stage of ancient Satsuma, Osumi. The courageousness of southen people built the original culture on the stage of the sea and mountain.
Their blood is inherited in "Bokkemon mind" of Satsuma Hayato living even now.
Sightseeing limited express is named "HAYATO no KAZE " like a wind to blow through Kagoshima that Hayato people ran already".
It is a tourist train which we can sense the history and pride of the railroad.
Let's go over the mountain pass while enjoying a growl of the powerful diesel.
A gold emblem on the body of the red-orange color.
This is a wooden bench seat in the inside of the train.
It is good for riding a train and enjoying one of the Japan's three biggest train window equipped with Panorama space.
Let's appreciate magnificent train window scenery to continue a tradition of the Meiji together.
●Origin of the train name…The Hitoyoshi - Yoshimatsu interval of Hisatsu Line is a difficult place which links northern Kumamoto to Kagoshima and Miyazaki.
The difficult construction that used the best of the railway technology was carried out with national dignity in the Meiji era.
The tourist train is named "Isaburou Shinpeigou" and we can know the history and the pride of the railroad heads. It comes from the communication minister, Isaburo Yamagata and President Shinpei Goto who were the construction people in charge at that time.
The luxury train which is the oldest active domestic steam locomotive which pulls as a regular service powerfully.
SL Hitoyoshi runs while conveying vibration of the steam such as a sound and the beating of the whistle affecting the heart.
As for the 8620 type steam locomotive (58654), it is produced Hitachi, Ltd. Kasado factories in 1922 (Taisho 11).
It is mass-produced as a purely domestic passenger locomotive early in the Taisho era and the Showa era and has a nick name Hachiroku who played an active part in Japan.
58654 shines in the glory of an Imperial train made in the native Kyushu at the Moji Railway Bureau.
Although it is small, one leading wheel guides three driving wheels of large 1.6m in diameter size. That is express train.
We know how to drive a steam locomotive made in a foreign country imported in large quantities during the Meiji period and the proof of the Japanese technique that grew up before. At last, they can make a domestic large size locomotive while they manage the maintenance.
The locomotive of the old form before it is called C57, D51 runs through it as a regular service.
We want Hisatsu Line to go on a trip by special locomotive tell about a railroad inheritance.
●"Ｗhat to expect on the train"
The luxurious, beautiful tourist train which an 8620 form steam locomotive born in the Taisho era pulls.
The view along the Kuma River from a fine-view lounge is particularly besutiful.
・ Fine-view lounge (the first car and the third car)
The salon scenic dome in the interior of Maple wood and rosewood give a sense of quality.
Please sit on a comfortable chair, and please enjoy a luxurious time.
(We can enjoy a panorama view in the back.)
・Buffet (the second car)
We offer a light meal and drinks and original goods.
Wonderful cafe theme is waiting if we gather in the wooden chic space.
Limited express “KAWASEMI YAMASEMI”
A train that runs gracefully like a wild bird to see nature-rich streams.
Kawasemi’s blue conjures images of the clear water surface of the Kuma River,
Yamasemi’s green conjures images of the forest of the Kuma area, Hinoki and cedars from Hitoyoshi Kuma are used for decor. Rushes from Yatsushiro are used, lending natural fragrance and warmth to be felt.
From the train window, you can enjoy the water surface which is emerald green when the weather is nice. You can enjoy natural beauty luxuriously.
●Origin of train name… Hitoyoshi is surrounded by mountains on all sides. In the past, it was extremely difficult to go down the Kuma River by boat. The train is named after “Kawasemi” and “Yamasemi”birds,which have traveled freely along the railroad tracks even when the traffic of people is severe. Train cars are designed to conjure the nature-rich river crawling as the Kuma River flows rapidly. Running differently than the mountain line where the rapid slop of "Isaburou・Shinpei" runs.