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  1. prk166

    I wish everyone around these parts a Happy New Year.

    I suspect a bunch of you may find this article interesting. They’re still running 2 of the trolleys in Hiroshima that were in service the day of the US dropped the bomb.

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801010023.html

    Remarkably, tram operations were available just three days after an atomic bomb reduced the city to rubble on Aug. 6, 1945.

    Perhaps even more remarkable is that two of the streetcars damaged on the blast are still running today.

    The streetcar operator, Hiroshima Electric Railway Co., provided encouragement to the bombed city with its quick resumption of services in some areas of the devastated city. Its preservation of the streetcars now provides lessons to younger generations about the horrors of war.

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