Remains of Naka-Yubetsu Station (Yubetsu Town)

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Naka-Yubetsu Sation once was a junction of Nayoro Main Line and Yumou Line. Abolishment of this station was accompanied by those of Nayoro Main Line on May 1st, 1989. Though main station building was demolished, platforms, railroad, a wooden bridge, and some vehicles have been ramained as they were.
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Yumou Line was operated by “Kokutetsu (Japanese National Railways)”. This line connected Naka-Yubetsu and Abashiri via Lake Saroma, Lake Notoro along the seaside of the sea of Okhotsk, and was very famous for the beautiful landscapes on way. Due to the tremendous debt, Kokutetsu was privatized and divided into 6 private railway companies (JR) as of end of March in 1987. Yumou Line was abolished on March 20th, 1987, only 11 days prior to its privatization.
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Because of above-mentioned situation, the letter of “Kokutetsu”(国鉄) and JNR(abbreviation of “Japanese National Railways”)were left on the surface of the vehicle, that is very rare.
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Snow makes this station a suitable place for a shot.
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