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Old July 3rd, 2014, 02:35 AM   #7001
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In a way, the new E235 reminds me of the old 103 Series EMU with its very flat nose. It will be very interesting to see will the new E235's replace the aging 209's on the JR East Musashino Line and replace the E231's on the JR East Chūō-Sōbu Line.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 12:36 PM   #7003
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Just a little note - pictures are great for the thread, however, we don't want to disrupt valuable news stories and/or discussions about new developments with too many pictures. If there is a logical flow to the posting then that is great (like a story or your trip photos), if not and these images are taken from the web, then you have to properly source where you obtained the images from, and I would ask that you at least annotate the images to give them context for us all.

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Old July 4th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #7004
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He is a troll. You can see him at Thailand's political thread. When we banned him, he will create a new account and do this stuff again.
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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:51 AM   #7005
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NO MORE S(&Q^$%(TW*S&FGYHO IMAGES!!!!

Edit this post again and you get brigged. Read this carefully before overturning my removal of these images.

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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:56 AM   #7006
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Okay, I have asked you nicely and now I am telling you, STOP spamming the Japanese threads. Members don't want to see ENDLESS unconnected images without any purpose! If they were your travel photos or something it would mean something, but these are random unconnected images without a caption or seemingly ANY purpose!

Please STOP!
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Old July 16th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #7007
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Last weekend, neighbors around Kanda and Akihabara visit the works on the new Ueno-Tokyo Line.

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On 1:36 you can see the diagram showing the steep grade of 34.38 x1000 (3.438%) :O
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Old July 17th, 2014, 12:47 AM   #7008
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So, Quashlo is gone since March or April...

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Old July 17th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #7009
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I don't know what happens but without him is very very difficult for a non-japanese to translate the news I think is one of the persons to protect because that. The work during this years was laudable and the best way to know what happens in the japanese railway world.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #7010
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Indeed, I sent him a PM asking if he was okay and what not... Haven't heard back.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #7011
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Maybe he's really busy this time. Who knows. Still, I hope he's doing fine/okay.

I hope he comes back here soon (at the very least before the year ends).

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Anyways, on the lighter side of things, check this cool pic that I got from the Facebook page of Joe Inoue (井上 ジョー)



AWESOME!!!

Not even heavy rain can stop this Japanese train
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Old July 17th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #7013
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One odd thing is that he (or someone) appears to be logging in and browsing forums... You can see this activity on his profile page.
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Old July 17th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #7014
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Maybe he's really busy this time. Who knows. Still, I hope he's doing fine/okay.

I hope he comes back here soon (at the very least before the year ends).

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Anyways, on the lighter side of things, check this cool pic that I got from the Facebook page of Joe Inoue (井上 ジョー)



AWESOME!!!

Not even heavy rain can stop this Japanese train
WOW!

What line is that?
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Old July 17th, 2014, 10:07 PM   #7015
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Last weekend, neighbors around Kanda and Akihabara visit the works on the new Ueno-Tokyo Line.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5oF76WGiYw">YouTube Link</a>

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XG2SrUt2BI">YouTube Link</a>
On 1:36 you can see the diagram showing the steep grade of 34.38 x1000 (3.438%) :O
3.438% grade? That's pretty steep... especially for the trains that might use it. How many train lines are expected to use that upcoming link, and will that allow interlining of train services at Tokyo Station?
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Old July 18th, 2014, 05:14 AM   #7016
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The Shin-Keisei Line, @Narashino in Chiba Prefecture, during typhoon #26 last year.
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Old July 18th, 2014, 05:23 AM   #7017
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3.438% grade? That's pretty steep... especially for the trains that might use it. How many train lines are expected to use that upcoming link, and will that allow interlining of train services at Tokyo Station?
Yes, it's a stiff grade, but modern rolling stock wll be able to handle it. Older suburban commuter rolling stock, which likely will not use this line, would have problems if they were fully loaded with passengers.

The link is initally planned to host 15tph, going up to 20tph after one year. Trains off three lines (Takasaki, Utsunomiya, and Joban) will use the line, and likely continue on to Shinagawa, ranging as far as Odawara in some cases. This is a scenario based on current operations on the Shonan Shinjuku Line, which is a similar type of operation (long distance suburban services using a cross-city route).
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Old July 18th, 2014, 10:25 AM   #7018
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The Shin-Keisei Line



And now, Shin-Keisei Electric Railway will change the livery of the 8000 series, 162 cars in total.





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Old July 18th, 2014, 05:43 PM   #7019
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The Shin-Keisei Line, @Narashino in Chiba Prefecture, during typhoon #26 last year.
Thanks.

You know, I've always wondered about those guys. Why are they separately managed/operated? What through services do they have? What markets do they serve? Why is all their Google Maps signage in Japanese, unlike Keisei's (ditto Hokuso & co. for that matter)?

Why was that line given to Keisei instead of JNR anyway? Why re-gauge it-it would have been useful to inter-line with the other JNR routes?
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Old July 18th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #7020
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Thanks.

You know, I've always wondered about those guys. Why are they separately managed/operated? What through services do they have? What markets do they serve? Why is all their Google Maps signage in Japanese, unlike Keisei's (ditto Hokuso & co. for that matter)?

Why was that line given to Keisei instead of JNR anyway? Why re-gauge it-it would have been useful to inter-line with the other JNR routes?
The line has very sharp curves and the rolling stock is narrower than normal, so through running does not occur. It is part of the Keisei Group. The line was built originally as a training line for the Imperial Japanese Army railway regiment, and has numerous curves to provide simulation of different conditions as well as provide adequate mileage. It now serves as a cross-country line, and provides transport for the residents of the suburbs of Chiba Prefecture.

Keisei won the right to purchase it after the end of the war, apparently Seibu Railway was also interested in purchasing. US GHQ was initially wary of the re-opening of a former military line (why I don't know), but the president of Shin-Keisei apparently was persuasive enough. It was originally 1067mm gauge, later re-gauged to 1372mm in 1953 (the gauge then of parent company Keisei), and in 1959 re-gauged again to the current 1435mm. I reckon it's value as a freight route was minimal so the gauge change to Scotch and then standard (private railways in the Kanto area were purposely gauged at 1067mm for freight interchange with JNR, not for through passenger running).

I reckon signage is all in Japanese because 99.5% of the users are Japanese, or foreigners who can understand Japanese. I bet 99.5% of the foreigners living in Japan (and almost 100% of tourists) don't even know this line exists.

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