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Date: 11/19/18 01:20
Shooting cans
Author: Hiroshi

Train #5160 Northbound cans through Sakuragicho station.








Date: 11/19/18 01:22
Re: Shooting cans
Author: Hiroshi

This train was from Negishi to Kawasaki Freight station via Takashima.








Date: 11/19/18 13:12
Re: Shooting cans
Author: DKay

Good stuff Hiroshi.What is that big building in one of the shots.Looks like it was constructed with earthquakes very much in mind.
Regards,DK



Date: 11/19/18 23:36
Re: Shooting cans
Author: Hiroshi

Dear DKay-san:

It is called "Yokohama Landmark Tower," a 296 meter high with 70 floors.  It cosists of shopping area, office area and hotel area(top side).

It opened in 1993.

Hope this helps.

Hiroshi 

DKay Wrote:
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> Good stuff Hiroshi.What is that big building in
> one of the shots.Looks like it was constructed
> with earthquakes very much in mind.
> Regards,DK



Date: 11/20/18 21:40
Re: Shooting cans
Author: cchan006

Hiroshi Wrote:
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> This train was from Negishi to Kawasaki Freight
> station via Takashima.

Nice catch and thanks for posting the report and mentioning Takashima.

There's a single-track line that goes through Takashima, which is located closer to the bay east of Yokohama Station. The significance of this is that freight trains in/out of Negishi, like the "cans" can avoid the very busy Yokohama Station.

There's a double-track freight line that runs north of Yokohama Station (visible from the Shinkansen west of Shin-Yokohama), and the purpose of this line (via "Yokohama-Hazawa") is similar - freight trains (mostly containers) can avoid the busy Yokohama Station. 

People wanting to go to Yokohama Station to "foam" freight trains will be very disappointed. However, container trains sometimes detour via Yokohama Station, so it is a rare (and special) catch if someone catches a freight there.

Just want to mention this, since TO members have shown interest in catching freights in Japan.



Date: 11/21/18 03:25
Re: Shooting cans
Author: Hiroshi

Thanx cchan006-san for following up.

Here are today's cans (the sama train).

Hiroshi

cchan006 Wrote:
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> Hiroshi Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This train was from Negishi to Kawasaki Freight
> > station via Takashima.
>
> Nice catch and thanks for posting the report and
> mentioning Takashima.
>
> There's a single-track line that goes through
> Takashima, which is located closer to the bay east
> of Yokohama Station. The significance of this is
> that freight trains in/out of Negishi, like the
> "cans" can avoid the very busy Yokohama Station.
>
> There's a double-track freight line that runs
> north of Yokohama Station (visible from the
> Shinkansen west of Shin-Yokohama), and the purpose
> of this line (via "Yokohama-Hazawa") is similar -
> freight trains (mostly containers) can avoid the
> busy Yokohama Station. 
>
> People wanting to go to Yokohama Station to "foam"
> freight trains will be very disappointed. However,
> container trains sometimes detour via Yokohama
> Station, so it is a rare (and special) catch if
> someone catches a freight there.
>
> Just want to mention this, since TO members have
> shown interest in catching freights in Japan.








Date: 11/25/18 23:21
Re: Shooting cans
Author: Hiroshi

Here are today's photos.






Date: 12/10/18 03:32
Re: Shooting cans
Author: Hiroshi

Another can train through Musashikosugi early in the morning.
 




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