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KiHa 40 series and KiHa 47 series DMUs on the Kibi Line between Ashimori and Hattori in October 2010
|Other name(s)||Momotaro Line|
|Line length||20.4 km (12.7 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
All stations are in Okayama Prefecture.
- KiHa 40 series diesel multiple units
The line opened in 1904.
On 1 June 1944, the Chugoku Railway was nationalized, becoming part of Japanese National Railways (JNR). With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the line came under the control of JR West.
From the start of the 26 March 2016 timetable revision, the line was branded the "Momotaro Line" (桃太郎線).
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Japan: JTB. p. 96. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
- 岡山・福山エリアの主な路線に「路線記号」「ラインカラー」を導入します [Line codes and line colours to be introduced on main lines in Okayama and Fukuyama areas]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.