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Old November 14th, 2017, 04:35 PM   #2241
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Old November 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM   #2242
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Old November 17th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #2243
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Old November 20th, 2017, 03:07 PM   #2244
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Old November 24th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #2245
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 11:14 AM   #2246
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Old December 6th, 2017, 11:27 AM   #2248
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Odakyu 70000 Series "Graceful Super Express"



Odakyu presented on tuesday, december 5th, the new Romancecar 70000 series "GSE" or "Graceful Super Express". New limited express service will enter in service from mid-march 2018.































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Old December 6th, 2017, 01:53 PM   #2249
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I'm a bit disappointed to be honest. The head end just doesn't look as graceful as its direct predessor VSE and the models before that. They all had more round and flowing head end designs, where this is just too squared and wide for my taste.

It seems the Japanese designers are a bit hit or miss recently. The E353 and the Tobu 500, for instance, are gorgeous. The E235 on the other hand, has this weird front end moulding where the roof line extends past the moulding, which could have easily been fixed.
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Old December 12th, 2017, 03:07 PM   #2251
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Old December 16th, 2017, 01:10 PM   #2252
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I'm a bit disappointed to be honest. The head end just doesn't look as graceful as its direct predessor VSE and the models before that. They all had more round and flowing head end designs, where this is just too squared and wide for my taste.

It seems the Japanese designers are a bit hit or miss recently. The E353 and the Tobu 500, for instance, are gorgeous. The E235 on the other hand, has this weird front end moulding where the roof line extends past the moulding, which could have easily been fixed.
I imagine it's a similar situation to Nissan pre-Goshn (spelling!). Engineers have complete control over most of the process, and unless the designer is a celebrity, it's an afterthought. It produces highly functional, but generally ugly designs.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 02:55 PM   #2253
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Old January 4th, 2018, 08:23 AM   #2254
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Fukaya Hanazono Station (Chichibu Railway) construction - expected to open 2018.10.20


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Ashikaga Flower Park Station (JR East Ryomo Line) - expected to open 2018.04.01


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Old January 12th, 2018, 10:58 PM   #2257
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GV-E400

One single-car unit and one two-car unit was delivered from the Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory in Kobe on January 10th, 2018.

The GV-E400 series is a diesel-electric multiple unit (DEMU) train type for use in the Niigata and Akita areas.

These trains will be the first diesel-electric multiple units to be operated by JR East, with diesel engines driving generators, which in turn power electric traction motors. The trains will have stainless steel bodies, and a maximum speed of 100 km/h.

New GV-E400 leaving Kobe:



Same GV-E400 arriving at Niitsu depot in Niigata:

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The most likely first route for the GV-E400: Niigata to Aizu-Wakamatsu via the Shin'etsu and Ban'etsu West Lines, replacing the KiHa 110's now on the route.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 04:00 PM   #2259
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cross posting from the Japanese forum..



I had a chance to ride one of the newest trains in Japan, Tobu's Revaty line.
Had a business trip from Fukushima to Niigata, then back to Fukushima then down to Tochigi and back to the Tokyo area.

It's really nice inside, just like a bullet train but slightly more leg space. The trains have free wi-fi.. although this is negated by the tons of tunnels you will go through.
Not too many people rode it, about 50% capacity.
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