Railroads in Late-Tokugawa and Early-Meiji Japan

depiction of Perry’s gift of a steam locomotive (from an 1854 hand scroll now in the British Museum)
another image of Perry’s gift from the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship
image from a book called ‘ Odd Devices of the Far West’ (finished in the 1840s but published in 1854)
Tanaka Hisashige, the ‘Thomas Edison of Japan’
photo of Tanaka Hisashige’s steam engine (1853)
“Tokyo Famous Places: Steam Train at Shimbashi Station” (woodblock print by Hiroshige III, 1875)
first steam train leaving Yokohama (1872)
Class 860 steam locomotive — the first commercial steam locomotive built in Japan (1893)

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