Bids sought for '66 locomotive but delivery not included

Mar 26, 2017

Bids sought for '66 locomotive but delivery not included

A small railway business in Shizuoka Prefecture is looking for an entity or an individual interested in buying a retired, non-working electric locomotive as a display piece. The 11-meter-long, 40-ton ED403 locomotive was built in 1966 by Nippon Sharyo Ltd., and despite the size ...

Zoo's rare albino Mississippi gator big draw in Shizuoka

Aug 18, 2016

Zoo's rare albino Mississippi gator big draw in Shizuoka

A zoo in Shizuoka Prefecture is seeing a surge in visitors this summer after it started displaying an entirely white Mississippi alligator. The alligator is a 4-year-old female albino resulting from a mutation. It was brought from Germany and is the first of its ...