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Mar 20, 2018 @ 7:52am
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“The Usui Pass is a mountain pass that lies between Nagano and Gunma Prefectures in Japan. It has served as one of the major transportation routes in central Japan since at least the eighth century.

The Shin'etsu Main Line railway went through the pass between 1893 and 1997. The 11.2 km pass segment, between Yokokawa Station on the Gunma side and Karuizawa Station on the Nagano side, had been operated with the rack-and-pinion railway system until 1963 when the line was rebuilt and new locomotives for non-rack operation were introduced. The new locomotives were the JNR Class EF63 banking engines used for help in both ascending and descending the 66.7‰ (1 in 15) gradient line. In 1997, the segment was closed due to opening of the new Nagano Shinkansen line that detours the pass with a long tunnel. A museum now stands on the site of the old locomotive shed at Yokokawa.” (Wikipedia)

Map Size: 4097 x 4097
Towns: 23
Industries: 16

Usui Pass Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usui_Pass

Google map
https://www.google.co.jp/maps/place/Usui+Pass/@36.3420386,138.6571714,2802m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x601dd490fbe2d8bf:0x93048c3d9f0ebefd!8m2!3d36.3449166!4d138.6510658?hl=en

OpenRailwayMap
https://www.openrailwaymap.org/?lang=en&lat=36.348081&lon=138.6430794&zoom=12&style=standard
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5 Comments
Yakumo Yukari Jun 7, 2018 @ 7:26am 
Challenge accepted, thanks for creating the map.
But still we don't have EF63 locomotive :(
Doger_W May 16, 2018 @ 11:45pm 
good map
铁路局赛艇科长 Mar 24, 2018 @ 5:03am 
66.7‰
atu Mar 24, 2018 @ 4:06am 
渋いですねー^^
HeyItsMeAdam Mar 21, 2018 @ 8:41am 
experimentalmapsizes = true map? I hope not so.