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Old July 19th, 2016, 05:51 PM   #2101
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Trains of Keihan Electric Railway

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Keihan Electric Railway is one of the Railway companies in KanSai area .

















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Old August 20th, 2016, 07:13 AM   #2102
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cross posting from the japanese section:

I recently took the steam locomotive to Niigata. Here are some pics I took







Pros:
Really nice ride
Nice interior
Good views from some seats
In the very rural areas, lots of people outside waving at you. it's very cute

Cons:
Slow
and most of all, the riders themselves. While I love how people outside are in awe of the train and are waving at the riders. The rider themselves are generally horrible. You have a large number of train otakus who are very aggressive. I hate to stereotype, but a lot of them are overweight, bad hygiene, rude manners, running and pushing anyone and everyone to get a good shot with their oversized DSLR camera. A few times I've seen them shove an old lady just to get some good shots. They act like they own the train.
Next are the plethora of families come with their young children and don't control them. Thus, in all the public cars (especially the ones with the best views or entertainment), you will be swamped with large otakus running around taking a jillion shots, and armies of little children chasing each other or crying.
Finally, lots of やんきー families. I don't know if its just this specific train, or a regional thing, or what, but there were a few of them coming in, buying up tons of alcohol and getting intoxicated, and talking crudely out loud.
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Old August 20th, 2016, 07:54 PM   #2103
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This locomotive is a C57 Series, built between 1937 and 1947. Probably, It is a machine built during Japanese war effort.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 03:44 PM   #2104
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Images of the Train Suite Shiki-shima (JR East) manufactured in Kobe:






http://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/shakai...09420465.shtml
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Old August 27th, 2016, 10:14 PM   #2105
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Last picture looks almost toy-like.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 07:12 AM   #2106
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The question now is when with both the JR East Train Suite Shiki-shima and JR West Twilight Express Mizukaze trainsets actually start test runs on a real rail line. I believe the Twilight Express Mizukaze set has been fully delivered and we may see test runs probably starting some time in September. It's going to attract a lot of railfan photographers, especially when it starts test runs on the San'in Main Line (probably) between Kyoto and Izumoshi.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #2107
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I've read somewhere in newspaper that Japanese made a monorail high speed train that goes around 570 km/h. Is it operational?
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Old August 28th, 2016, 02:43 PM   #2108
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The Twilight Express Mizukaze trainset was moved to Yonago, where it will be based for tests that will begin in the later half of September. Therefore, the testing will be on the Sanin Main Line in that area, not towards Kyoto. More pathings available too.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #2109
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Thank you.

What's the average price of the high-speed train ticket in Japan in comparison to other countries (exp. China, France, Germany). I've traveled to Germany and payed the ticket for their ICE2. It was pretty expensive.
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Images of the Train Suite Shiki-shima (JR East) manufactured in Kobe:
Manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries?
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Manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries?
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Old August 29th, 2016, 04:32 PM   #2112
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What's the average price of the high-speed train ticket in Japan in comparison to other countries (exp. China, France, Germany). I've traveled to Germany and payed the ticket for their ICE2. It was pretty expensive.
It depends on the railway company and the level of service. Commuter trains and urban railways are reasonably priced, despite the fact that most are run for profit and do not get government subsidy. Shinkansen services are not cheap, but I wouldn't say they are terribly expensive either- perhaps you can say they are priced in the middle between apex fares and walk-up fares you see on railways using yield management. So Shinkansen are decisively better for walk up fares and turn up and go situations. For comparison purposes, the price of a standard class ticket for a Shinkansen service between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka is 13620 yen, which comes out to 24.6 yen/km or about 22 Euro cents/km.
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Bad news--according to this article from Yahoo! Japan:

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...00058-jij-soci

JR West plans to finally close all 108 km of the Sankō Line between Miyoshi in Hiroshima Prefecture and Gōtsu in Shimane Prefecture some time in September 2016. It's probably the longest line abandonment by any JR Group company on Honshu in quite some time.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 06:42 AM   #2115
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50 years from now when the population goes back up, they'll regret that.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 08:35 AM   #2116
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Judging by Japanese demographic trends, will that even happen?
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 10:40 AM   #2117
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50 years from now when the population goes back up, they'll regret that.
Nah, Sanko Line was from the beginning problematical because its winding route through difficult terrain meant that it was slow, and was always going to suffer from low ridership and high maintenance costs.
The line was at least 50% longer than ideal, and so if by some miracle they need a rail link 50 years from now, they would have had to seek a new or heavily modified alignment anyway. The miracle was that the line lasted so long after JR West went private.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 07:42 PM   #2118
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I wouldn't say "heavily modified", but I do agree that there could have been a few short cuts taken.
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Mitsubishi Electric wins contract for Australian railway equipment

Mitsubishi Electric will provide systems equipment for Transport for NSW’s New Intercity Fleet of double-deck trains (512 cars total) in Australia as part of RailConnet NSW, a JV between Mitsubishi Electric Australia, Hyundai Rotem, and UGL Limited. Mitsubishi Electric’s share of the contract is valued at about AU $300 million and covers VVVF inverters, traction motors, train monitoring systems, and passenger information systems, as well as associated maintenance work.
http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2016/0905.html

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Mitsubishi Electric wins contract for Australian railway equipment

Mitsubishi Electric will provide systems equipment for Transport for NSW’s New Intercity Fleet of double-deck trains (512 cars total) in Australia as part of RailConnet NSW, a JV between Mitsubishi Electric Australia, Hyundai Rotem, and UGL Limited. Mitsubishi Electric’s share of the contract is valued at about AU $300 million and covers VVVF inverters, traction motors, train monitoring systems, and passenger information systems, as well as associated maintenance work.
http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2016/0905.html

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