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Hama-Anzen Station - an abolished station
It had been left for about 20 years since it had been abolished.
visited - on March 30th, 2007, August 15th, 2007 and April 12th, 2009

Hama-Anzen Station Hama-Anzen Station
name: Hama-Anzen Station (lPw)
line: Sekiyu Branch Line (Ζx) - a abolished branch line of Tsurumi Line)
opened: April 10th, 1926 (as Sekiyu Station)
renamed: July 1st, 1943 (Sekiyu -> Hama-Anzen)
abolished: November 1st, 1986
address: Anzen-cho 2cho-me, Tsurumi ward, Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture
WGS8435 29 28.6 N, 139 42 22.4E
note: Station building was removed in 2009.

Hama-Anzen Station is an abolished station of Tsurumi Line of East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
This station was opened as Sekiyu Station as the terminal station of Sekiyu Branch Line, one of branch lines of Tsurumi Line.

Tsurumi Line has one main line and two branch lines. One is Umi-Shibaura Branch Line (CʼnYx), the other is Ôkawa Branch Line (x).
Moreover, Tsurumi Line used to have one more branch line, and its name was Sekiyu Branch Line. It was abolished on November 1st, 1986.
Sekiyu (Ζ) means petroleum in Japanese. Why that branch line had such a name? It is because there is facilities to refine petrolic near the branch line.

Sekiyu Branch Line had only two stations when it was abolished. One is Anzen Station, the other is Hama-Anzen Station.
Hama (l) means seaside in Japanese. As its name shows, Hama-Anzen Station is nearer the sea than Anzen Station.

It had a small station building like a house. It was painted with light blue, but its paint had been peeled off here and there.
I like it very much, but to my regret, it was removed in 2009. It's very sad that I can no longer see it. ;-(

This is a picture of Hama-Anzen Station's building. There is a platform by the building.
Judging from length of the platform, the train for passanger which ran on Sekiyu Line may have been only one train car.

April 12th, 2009

I took this picture in front of the station. I think it doesn't look like station. (^^;

April 12th, 2009

There was few things left in the building. It seemd to be used as warehouse.

April 12th, 2009

As its onetime name (=Sekiyu) shows, it was placed near the facility to refine petrolic.
The facility can be seen at the end of the road placed by the station in this picture.

March 30th, 2007

I took this picture when I saw the station for the first time.
I was shocked to see it. Beyond 20 years, it has been left there.

March 30th, 2007

To my regret, it has already been removed.
Although there is nothing where the station was placed, I'll never forget it!

Thank you for reading! :-D

This report was written on 4/18 2010.
Last modifying is on 6/19 2010.

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