Check Out the Steam Locomotive "SL Yamaguchi-Go," AKA "Lady," as She Thunders Along! All About the SL Yamaguchi-Go Running on the Yamaguchi Line!
"C571 SL Yamaguchi-go - Lady's return!- 2019 Oct 19-20（C571 SLやまぐち号 【貴婦人完全復活！】 2019.10.19-20）" is a 4K video that captures the steam train that runs between Shin-Yamaguchi Station and Tsuwano (Yamaguchi Prefecture) on the JR West Yamaguchi Line.
In 2019, SL Yamaguchi-go celebrated its 40th anniversary since its return. A commemorative event held at the relevant stations and in the train, attracted many fans.
The old-fashioned steam train chugging along with smoke coming out of its stack, its whistle, and the steam shooting out the side is spectacular to watch.
Enjoy the video of the retro-chic locomotive train.
About the Steam Locomotive, SL Yamaguchi-go
Photo：The SL Yamaguchi-go C571
The steam train C571 was withdrawn from mainline service in 1965, but made a comeback in 1979 owing to the passionate requests from local enthusiasts and steam locomotive fans. As of November 2019, it runs between Shin-Yamaguchi and Tsuwano that takes about 2 hours and only runs on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
This elegant machine is popularly known as "Lady".
Steam Locomotives are powered by a steam engine: The water contained in a boiler turns into steam when heated, and creates high pressure. Because of this, steam locomotives puff black smoke and big gray clouds of steam when they depart (seen in the video from 1:21).
The video shows the SL Yamaguchi-go running through the autumn landscapes in the area stretching between Yamaguchi city and Tsuwano.
Cosmos flowers swaying in the wind along the track present an astonishing coincidence of mixed colors, making a fine contrast with the black body of the steam train (from 6:25).
You can take beautiful pictures of the SL Yamaguchi-go when it crosses Tsuwano Bridge, or passes by Honmonmae Crossing, Nakaza Crossing, or Nayoshi District.
The impressive sight of the train making a turn on the railway turntable also offers a perfect photo opportunity.
The SL Yamaguchi-go typically pulls 5 coaches, but occasionally gets double-headed with another steam locomotive, D51200 (Degoichi)