In TS2021, we currently have 3 non-fictional Japanese routes. These are the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines, the Hidaka Main Line, and the Tadami Line. Each route only comes with 1-2 trains, however each route had a much larger variety of rolling stock than is currently available to use. Adding these extra trains will increase the replayability of the current Japanese route, and also lay the groundwork for future routes featuring these trains. Wakayama & Sakurai Lines 201 Series Still used on the Wakayama & Sakurai lines, although planned to be taken out of service in 2023, the 201 Series was a staple of the JR East and JR West networks alongside the 103 Series. Originally starting it's service on the Wakayama & Sakurai lines in 2006, the 103 and 201 Series trains were both operated as 6 car sets, although both were shortened to 4 car sets. They are currently only used on special services, pending their withdrawal and replacement. 221 Series The train that is mainly used on the portions of the Wakayama & Sakurai route as depicted in TS2021, it operated alongside the 103 and 105 Series trains included with the route since the mid to late 1990s. Primarily used during the morning rush hour, these trains are mainly operated as 4 car sets. 227-1000 Series A recent addition the the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines, the 227-1000 Series is the replacement for the old 103, 105, 117, and 201 Series trains that were a common sight on the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines up until 2019. This train is noteworthy as being JR West's first suburban train to be entirely fitted with bench seats instead of convertable seats. These are operated as 2 car sets that are sometimes coupled together to run as 4 car sets. 105 Series (Alternative) A variant of the 105 Series included with the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines route, these trains had their headlights below the cab windows rather than above, and had a destination board in the place of the headlights of the other version. Likely to be down to differences in manufacturing company. There might be some other less visible difference, but finding the information regarding the differences in design has proven challenging. 117-300 Series Another of the Wakayama Line's older trains. This train operated a through service to the Kisei Line, running between Oji, Wakayama and Kii-Tanabe. A total of 5 of these trains were in operation on this route between 2002 and 2019. There was also a varient of this livery which didn't have stripes. Additional liveries for the 105 Series. Blue Travel Manyo Manyo no Shiki (W2) Manyo no Shiki (W7) Manyo no Shikisai Hidaka Main Line KiHa 40-350 A variant of the KiHa 40 designed for operating in colder regions, it features smaller windows than those on the KiHa 40s included with the Tadami Line. 10 of these were converted from former KiHa 40-700 Series trains to replace the KiHa 130s that had deteriorated. KiHa 183-5000 "Niseko Express" This was a special sightseeing train that ran from Sapporo all the way through to Samani, stopping at every station on the Hidaka Main Line. From 2003, this carried a special "Nippon Ham Fighters" livery to commemorate the relocation of the team to Hokkaido, although it has since been reverted to its original livery. There was also an ANA livery. Additional Livery for KiHa 130. Hidaka Pony (Special train operating between Mukawa and Shizunai) The railway line between Mukawa and Samani is due to be closed down and torn up due to sediment overflow causing the line to become impassable between Shizunai and Samani. As such, it was decided it was better to replace the rail service with a bus service east of Mukawa. As such, it would be a good idea to extend the line all the way to Samani while the track and infrastructure is still there to be seen. Trains will cease to operate past Mukawa on 1/4/2021. Tadami Line KiHa 48 Also listed as having operated on the Tadami Line, these were single ended versions of the KiHa 40. While not nearly as prevalent on the route as the KiHa 40, these are still worthy of attention, and could probably be made through a modification of the KiHa 40 model included with the route. The pictures below show the KiHa 48s of the Tadami Line, the Cream and Green car being a KiHa 48-500, and the White and Red car being a KiHa 48-1500. The main difference between them is that the KiHa 48-500 features a toilet, while the KiHa 48-1500 does not. JNR C11 325 Up until 2020, when it was tranferred to the Tobu Railway, JNR C11 325 was used on the SL Aizu-Tadami services between Aizu-Wakamatsu and Koide. The design of the headboard has changed throughout the years, so I'll include pictures of the train without a headboard, and with headboards from various years. 2000s headboard (Known to be used between 2004 and 2007) 2011 headboard 2015 headboard That pretty much sums up every train missing from the currently playable Japanese routes. I'm hoping that eventually DTG will be able to get a proper licencing agreement with the JR companies, and/or 3rd sector companies like Seibu, Keio, Keisei, Tobu, Tokyu, Hankyu, Meitetsu, e.t.c. Considering the huge number of railways there, each with a huge variety of interesting rolling stock, it seems a pity that Japan remains mostly untapped. Also, as many rural railway lines are struggling right now, some of these great routes are disappearing. Perhaps some of the 3rd sector companies, or even some of the JR companies would be willing to grant licences if it could help to save an otherwise doomed route.