Japan Railway & Transport Review No. 10 (Back cover)

Japanese Railway Scenery 3
JR East: Shin'etsu Main Line

Three-car local EMU passing Omigawa Station on Shinetsu main line. The strong cold winds from Siberia cause heavy snowfalls in this region. The line was originally built to link Tokyo with Niigata via Nagano, but the construction of the Joetsu Line led to a change in its role, and the coastal section is now the main Sea-of-Japan link between Hokkaido and Osaka.
(Photo: M. Mashima Photo Office)