Kounan Railway Train Depot Tour and Russell Car Operation Experience

The Hiraga Station on the Konan Line, where the headquarters of Konan Railway is located, houses a rail yard that is a key facility for safe operation.

The train yard is not usually open to the public, but Konan Railway will hold special events such as a tour of repair techniques, which are rare in Japan, and an experience of operating a retro vehicle such as a Russell car.

Visitors can sit in the cockpit of a Russell car and experience opening and closing the large snow removal equipment called "wings" attached to the left and right sides of the car body, as well as raising and lowering the snow removal equipment called "flangers" inside the tracks.


The Hiraga Station on the Konan Line, where the headquarters of Konan Railway is located, has a rail yard, which is a key facility for safe operation.

At the rail yard, which is not usually open to the public, Konan Railway will hold special events such as observing the work of repair techniques, which are among the most valuable in Japan, and experiencing the operation of retro railcars such as Russell cars.

Visitors can sit in the driver's seat of a Russell car and experience the opening and closing of the large snow removal equipment called "wings" attached to the left and right sides of the car body, and the lifting and lowering of the snow removal equipment called "flangers" inside the tracks.

The "flanger" is used to remove snow from the track.


≪plan1≫ Facility tour and vehicle tour (with gift)

Fee (per person): Adults 3,000 yen, elementary school students 1,500 yen, children over 3 years old and under elementary school students 500 yen

Time: 1 hour

Activities:Grinding and inlaying facility tour~Wheel lathe facility tour~Vehicle tour (exterior view)


≪Plan 2≫ Facility tour and Russell wheel operation experience (with gift)

Fee (per person): Adults 5,000 yen, Elementary school students 2,500 yen, Children 3 years old and younger than elementary school students 500 yen

Time: 1 hour

Activities:Tour of the baking and inlaying facility - Tour of the wheel lathe facility - Experience operating a Russell motorcar

General Information

Address
青森県Hirakawa City23-5, Honmachi Kitayanagida, Hirakawa-shi, Aomori
Prices
≪plan1≫ Facility tour and vehicle tour (with gift)
Fee (per person): Adults 3,000 yen, Elementary school students 1,500 yen, Children over 3 years old and under elementary school students 500 yen
Time: 1 hour
Contents: Tour of the baking and fitting facility - Tour of the wheel lathe facility - Tour of the car (exterior)

≪Plan 2≫ Facility tour and Russell wheel operation experience (with gift)
Fee (per person): Adults 5,000 yen, Elementary school students 2,500 yen, Children over 3 years old and under elementary school students 500 yen
Opening Times
Window open 5:40 - 22:00
Directions
From Hirosaki Station, take the Konan Line of the Konan Railway for about 15 minutes.
Car Park
Yes
Official Website
Click here to make a reservation

Contact

Contact
Sales Section, Operations Department, Kounan Railway Co.
Telephone Number
0172ー44ー3136