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issue 21 - August/September 2014
CURVE magazine cover August/September 2014


All Onboard the Ultimate Locomotive Experience

The Japanese seem to love their trains: they're the people behind the Bullet Train and their rail network is one of the best in the world. But, forget the morning commute, one designer has just created the ultimate seven-star locomotive experience. Ken Okuyama is more famed for his time designing cars with prancing horses on the grill. The designer worked on the legendary Enzo, among other four-wheeled thoroughbreds, but in recent years he's turned to trains and the results are nothing short of miraculous.

Working with JR East, one of Japan's largest regional railway operators, Okuyama has created a luxurious sleeper train, titled "Cruise Train". If you thought the luxury of a Ferrari would be forever out of reach, perhaps you can think again; a trip on the Cruise Train is surely an experience replete with the finer things in life.

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