Before the reopening of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, the Japanese railway company Echizen Railway plans to launch a tourist Dino train this summer. It is reported by the Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Railway Gazette.


The 1000 series two-car electric train is one of 12 built at the Tokyo Sharyo plant in 1973-85. It was acquired by the railway in 2021.

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The exterior of the rail cars are covered with vinyl with the image of dinosaurs that lived in Asia and America. The interior of the first carriage reflects the time of the dinosaurs, while the interior of the second one is designed as an excavation site with replica fossils.


The dinosaur museum itself is scheduled to open later this year after renovations.

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