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Japan’s biggest museum devoted to all things locomotive, the Railway Museum in Saitama City, welcomed its millionth visitor at the end of March. Amazingly, it has only been open since October.

If this trainspotter trap maintains its current pace it is likely to keep toot, toot, tooting right on up to the 2 million mark in its first year — a feat superior even to that of the illustrious Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, which usually runs out of steam each year at the paltry 1.7 million mark or thereabouts.

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