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Old June 11th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #101
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Train festival in Japan

In May 28, I went to "Keikyu Family Festa".
Keikyu or Keihin Kyuko(京浜急行:Keihin Electric Express) is one of private railways in Tokyo Area.
The Festival was held in Keikyu's "Kurihama factory".

Entrance


It was so huge!





Inside of the factory


And the device exhibition booth


A truck


A main motor
(This motor is made in Germany(SIEMENS), so this is rare in Japan.)


The others




Train jacking up demonstration



Photography booth
A kid looks very happy!


And an old man also...


Keikyu Type N1000 EMU


This is NOT Keikyu train.
This train belongs to Asakusa Subway Line, which is connected directly with Keikyu line to Shimbashi, Nihombashi and Asakusa.


Just look this sight!!


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Old June 11th, 2006, 05:58 PM   #102
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The shopping booth. It was also so huge.



There were many railway companies.
Keikyu



Tokyu


Keio


Nishitetsu


Keisei


TAITO(A game company)
TAITO is famous for train sim game series "Densha de Go!"


Minato Mirai Line (Yokohama High-Speed Railway Line)


Hokuso


Odakyu


Was it auction? Junk parts
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 12:04 PM   #103
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EnoDen in Kamakura

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The train line measures 10 kilometers in length with a gauge of 1067 mm. It connects fifteen stations with a single track; five of those stations can accommodate two trains to allow bidirectional traffic. The trains operate on 600 VDC electric supply from overhead lines. The segment from Kamakura Station to Koshigoe Station is in the city of Kamakura; from Enoshima Station to Fujisawa Station, the line is in the city of Fujisawa. Until recently the trains were quite rickety and cramped (part of their charm), until they upgraded to a modern trainset, although trains still pass a few feet from doorsteps of homes and shops.
Enoshima Electric Railway(EnoDen)
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 09:06 PM   #104
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That's one cute little railway!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #105
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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #106
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Interesting railway! looks like halfways between a tram or heavy rail
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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #107
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I want one in my neighbourhood
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Old June 10th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #108
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JAPAN | Railways

Tokaido Line
First railroad in Japan
Opened between Shinbashi and Yokohama in 1872.

Shinbashi Station
After Tokyo Station opened, Shinbashi Station long functioned as freight rail terminal, but was finally abolished in 1986. The site is now known as Shiodome skyscraper district.


same angle


Shinagawa Station


Kanagawa Station
The track was built off shore.



Yokohama Station
Now known as Sakuragicho Station

Opening Ceremony



Tokyo Station
Opened as a new terminal station in front of the Imperial Palace in 1914.
Though the building was rebuilt differently after WWII air raid, restoration project is ongoing.


Under construction




Tamachi Station
Built on the bay in 1909, which is now fully reclaimed.



Takasaki Line
Opened in 1883 between Ueno and Kumagaya.

Ueno Station
The building was collapsed in the earthquake.
The current building is from 1932.





Kumagaya Station


Akihabara Station
First opened as a freight rail station in 1890. The freght came through the cannal by boat.


Yamanote Line
The predecessor of the Yamanote Line was opened between Shinagawa and Akabane in 1885.
Known as a loop line from 1925.

Ebisu Station
Added in 1901 as a freight station for the beer factory.


Shibuya Station



Shinjuku Station
Who could imagine that this station would become the world's the busiest station.





Ikebukuro Station
Added in 1903
Back then, there was nothing but the radish fields. Now a flood of neons.
Second busiest station




Akabane Station




Chuo Line
Opened in 1889 between Shinjuku and Tachikawa as Kobu Railway.

Ichigaya Station


Iidabacho Station
Opened in 1895 and merged into Iidabashi Station in 1928.



Manseibashi Station
Opened in 1912.
Though the station was abolished in 1945, the platform is still there.


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Old June 11th, 2007, 06:50 AM   #109
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Shibuya Station

Can't have pictures of Shibuya station without Hachiko.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #110
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Tokaido Line

Manseibashi Station
Opened in 1912.
Though the station was abolished in 1945, the platform is still there.


Isn't that beside the now-closed JR East Railway Museum?

Its sad a lot of the original train station buildings did not survive.
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Isn't that beside the now-closed JR East Railway Museum?

Its sad a lot of the original train station buildings did not survive.
Yes, it is.

Most of the stations now are industrial-looking, since they are just designed to manage a massive number of passengers.
By the way, Harajuku Station building built in 1925 is the oldest in Tokyo, except concrete ones. The station itself opened in 1906.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 02:57 AM   #112
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why all the stations have western architecture?
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:59 PM   #113
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why all the stations have western architecture?
Because railway construction was a part of the national modernization/westernization movement during the Meiji Restoration. Most of the architecture from that era built by the government look like that.
But if you take a closer look, you'll notice that some of those architecture have many strange parts, like roof tiles. Those were built by native carpenters in conventional ways.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 01:20 PM   #114
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Very sad so little remains of them. Is that owing to WWII destructions?
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Old July 25th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #115
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Strawberry Train

The stationmaster is a cat
The name is Tama
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #116
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In Spain, we have another strawberry train, it is a turistic ride from Madrid to Aranjuez. Take a look:

http://www.madaboutmadrid.com/guide/...erry_trai.html
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Old July 25th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #117
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Stationmaster cat "Tama"








Very cute
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Old July 25th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #118
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The interioir of that train reminds a bit of the living room tram in Riga ... the inside looks just a living room - sofas, TV, bookshelfs, plants, etc
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #119
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It looks like a fun ride. ^_^
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Old July 28th, 2007, 02:50 AM   #120
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Is it a regular train or only used for parties?
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