Japan's "Romance Train" operates on a short 50-mile run between Tokyo and Hakone, Japan, on the Odakyu Electric Railways line. The train runs at conventional speeds; the passengers enjoy the comfort of human-engineered seats, soft indirect lighting, and background music. Extra passenger services include hostesses who serve snacks, light meals, drinks and also distribute hot towels.

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    • This paper was presented at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting, November 28-December 2, 1971. The notification of this paper appeared in Mechanical Engineering.
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  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00041681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 71-WA/RT-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM