May 7, 2021

Logging Railway Engine Shed/Window of the Former Forestry

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Lab. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

This is a wooden one-story logging railway engine shed in the Historical Village of Hokkaido. The trains enter and leave from the double-opening wooden doors at the front. The doors can be fixed open using a fitting attached to a pole. The double-sliding batten glass windows installed at the top and bottom of the side windows provide light for maintenance staff to inspect and repair the underfloor vehicle apparatus. The smoke produced during engine inspection can be discharged from the musomado (ventilated windows) of the roof monitor.

Historical Village of Hokkaido – Logging Railway Engine Shed
(Engines/Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

This article is an excerpt from “Window Workology,” a joint research project concerning windows and the behaviors around them done in collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technologyʼs Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Laboratory.