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Old April 22nd, 2017, 03:25 AM   #2221
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Except that, you know, I haven't heard anything about them retiring anything. Especially since the 634 were just rebuilt in 2012.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 04:05 PM   #2222
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Except that, you know, I haven't heard anything about them retiring anything. Especially since the 634 were just rebuilt in 2012.
Tobu just retired both the 300 and 634 Series trainsets. The 634 was built in very small numbers (only two four-car trainsets) and was retired on 16 April 2017.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 07:26 PM   #2223
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Where did it say this?

And I'm a little confused about the 634. Its mechanically identical to the 6050 series which is still in operation and it serves a different market.
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 04:59 AM   #2224
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The last I heard about the 634's are they are now being assigned to excursion service similar to the Joyful Train trainsets used by various JR companies--in short, no more regularly scheduled trips. The last I heard they we being run on an sakura blooming excursion up the Tobu Utsunomiya Line.
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Old June 4th, 2017, 12:59 PM   #2225
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Old June 4th, 2017, 04:58 PM   #2226
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JNR Class D51-200, a steam locomotive that normally belongs to the Kyoto Railway Museum, was seen doing test running on the Hokuriku Main Line between Maibara and Kinomoto as we see from two videos from YouTube member DR. YELLOW movie by charonzoom:





D51-200 will be assigned to the SL Yamaguchi and SL Kitabiwako excursion services in 2017.
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Old June 17th, 2017, 04:51 PM   #2227
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The Twilight Express Mizukaze makes its first depart




Passing Amarube viaduct

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OSAKA – West Japan Railway Co. launched its latest tourist draw Saturday, a 10-coach luxury sleeper train called a “hotel on wheels.”

Since February, when the plan was announced, the Twilight Express Mizukaze has proven popular even months before services began in western Japan.

On Saturday morning, the first train departed Osaka Station as JR West officials and railroad fans celebrated the launch.

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The train accommodates only 34 passengers in 16 rooms. A one-night tour with a room for two costs between ¥250,000 and ¥1.25 million ($225 and $11,300), with suites starting from ¥750,000.

The Mizukaze runs from Kyoto and Osaka to Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture and returns via the Sea of Japan coastline, offering passengers a one- or two-night tour and chances to get off and see the sites along the way.
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Old June 17th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #2228
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They missed a zero there. ¥250,000 is $2250. That's a really high price for a one-night trip, but seems to fit, as it is sold out for months.
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Old July 4th, 2017, 10:35 PM   #2229
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Besides, the E-956 Shinkansen trainset, JR East also made announcements on new trainsets coming over the next few years.

First, the JR Eat Hachinohe Line will get a variant of the KiHa E130, the KiHa E130-500 with 18 cars under order, according to this article from the Japan Railfan magazine web site:

http://railf.jp/news/2017/07/04/165500.html

Second, a new diesel-electric trainset, the GV-E400, will start deliveries in 2019 and will be assigned to the Niigata region and northern Tohoku region, according to another article in Japan Railfan magazine web site:

http://railf.jp/news/2017/07/04/170000.html
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Old August 7th, 2017, 06:38 PM   #2230
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Old August 8th, 2017, 02:29 AM   #2231
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What happened to the news about Alstom being given the chance to produce a DMU for Japan?

Did I just imagine that, or did it disappear in a tangle of protectionism?
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Old August 14th, 2017, 06:59 AM   #2232
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The last I heard, the new GV-E400 (JR East) and H100 (JR Hokkaido) are probably going to be built by Niigata Transys, who has built many small DMU's in the past for various JR companies.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #2233
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DD200 Class



The Class DD200 is a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement diesel-electric locomotive type on order by Japan Freight Railway (JR Freight) for use on freight and shunting duties in Japan. A prototype locomotive was delivered from the Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory in Kobe in late June 2017 for testing and evaluation in the Tokyo area:



























More pictures: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2017/07/05/239/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JR_Freight_Class_DD200
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Old September 16th, 2017, 07:14 AM   #2234
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The DD200 order could be a big one--JR Freight needs to replace their rapidly aging DE10 and DD51 fleets. It's certainly needed in the Tokai region with the many industrial plants around the Nagoya area.
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 09:14 PM   #2235
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Here is a video I made on my recent trip to Japan. I love the transport system over there. The Shinkansen is nearly perfect! I tried to film as many of the Shinkansen trains as I could. I also got to see the 500 Type Eva, it was a unexpected and nice suprise.

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Old October 28th, 2017, 04:33 PM   #2236
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E353 series "Super Azusa" debut

JR East announced that the E353 series will start regular Super Azusa service from next December 23rd.

The E353 series is a DC tilting electric multiple unit train on order by JR East for use on limited express services on the Chuo Main Line between Shinjuku and Matsumoto.





Will enter in service a total of 36 cars, 3 3-car units and 3 9-car units.



Firstly, a total of four down services (Shinjuku - Matsumoto), and four up services (Matsumoto - Shinjuku) will be use the new train sets.

http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2017/10/26/240/
https://www.jreast.co.jp/nagano/pdf/171026.pdf
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Old November 1st, 2017, 04:41 PM   #2237
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JR Shibuya Station Saikyo Line New Platform Construction

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Old November 8th, 2017, 11:42 AM   #2238
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E231-22 is renamed MU-2 and placed in service on the Musashino Line. Looks like there isn't much chance of another variant of E235 anytime soon.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 05:12 PM   #2239
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I wonder if they might decide to cascade out the E231-0 and replace both E231-0 on the Chuo-Sobu Local and E217 on the Sobu Rapid with a new E235 variant...
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Old November 9th, 2017, 12:26 PM   #2240
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E235 isn't going see any action in other lines any time soon. They've only introduced the 07 set last month.

As for the E231-0, maybe to the Musashino Line? Entire fleet of E231-500 is supposed to be displaced for the E235 and A520 is has already begun operating on the Chuo-Sobu Line a while back.
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