The railroad tracks extending from the Mikawashima area spread out over a vast site as if unleashed on cue to cross the old Nikko Kaido road. This site is Sumidagawa Station, located near Minamisenju Station. Although it is called a station, no one has ever gotten on or off a train here. There are no passenger facilities such as turnstiles, and only cargo is loaded onto or unloaded from trains here. Sumidagawa Station is a freight station.
It is an important station like Ueno Station for passenger trains, but it is so unassuming that I, not being particularly interested in railroads, did not know of its existence until I saw it from the bridge over the Nikko Kaido.
Despite its unassuming existence, this station has a long history. It opened in 1896, so it has been in operation for more than 100 years, longer than Ikebukuro Station or Tokyo Station. Compared to other railroad stations, the length of the history of this station may not be apparent, but when you hear that 1896 was the year the first Summer Olympics were held in Athens and that Henry Ford succeeded in building the prototype four-wheeled automobile, it suddenly feels like a page from the past.
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