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Full-size Thomas the Tank Engine hits Japan

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TOKYO - A full-size Thomas the Tank Engine will steam through Japanese tea fields this summer in the first service of its kind in East Asia, a railway official said Thursday. 

This picture taken on July 2, 2014 shows a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine, surrounded by young schoolchildren at Shinkanaya station along Japan's Oigawa railway, in the city of Shimada in Shizuoka prefecture, west of Tokyo

Oigawa Railway, a small operator in Shizuoka prefecture in central Japan, has converted a regular steam locomotive into the anthropomorphic British creation.

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