Kashima Rinkai Railway KiHa 6000 series diesel railcar
The Kashima Rinkai Railway(鹿島臨海鉄道,Kashima Rinkai Tetsudō?, "Kashima Seaside Railway") is a railway company in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The third sector company is abbreviated as KRT. It was founded in 1969 as a freight only railway operator to transport goods for the coastal industrial area of Kashima. Later in 1984, it took the planned Japanese National Railways line and began a passenger service as well.