Driving Japan’s first bullet trains



The fastest train the world had ever seen was launched in Japan in 1964.

The first Shinkansen, or bullet train, ran between Tokyo and Osaka, and had a top speed of 210km per hour.

Isao Makibayashi, one of the train’s first drivers, spoke to Witness History about his excitement at working on the bullet train line.

Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.



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