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Date: 06/30/19 00:25
Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

I had a chance to visit the museum.
It is conveniently located next to the railway station, Higashi-Mukojima of Tobu Sky-tree line.  Three stations away from Asakusa.
Outside the museum along the street, you can see two distinct exhibition of the equipment.
The head-car (shorten to be stored here) of Ltd. Express "Kegon" and Nikko-Kido's #203.






Date: 06/30/19 12:08
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

What made the Car 203 unique was that it was designed to be articulated.
It was built in 1954. It was used till 1968 when the line was abandoned.
 








Date: 07/01/19 00:40
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

As you enter into the inside, what you will see is Beyer Peacock (UK) made steam engine (1890) number Five. It had been usded unitll Oct 1965.








Date: 07/02/19 00:24
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Just before the retirement, this engine was used as a swither.








Date: 07/03/19 00:52
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

When electrifying the mainline between Asakusa (present  Tokyo sky tree)-Nishi-Arai took place on October 1, 1924, for the first time; This is the EMU that Tobu Railway introduced. This car was retired in 1981.








Date: 07/04/19 00:38
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Here are interested display of how evaluated structure were construed.
As a result this museum was op ended under the evaluated structure.








Date: 07/04/19 18:35
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: tracktime

Very cool! We rode part of the line from Asakasa to Skytree. Next time, if all goes well, we'll swing by the museum too!

Cheers,
Harry



Date: 07/05/19 04:56
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Asakusa is the place you should go and will not disappoint you to be there. 
Tobu station is located inside the department store, interesting enough, where you will be Ltd express setting right next to locals.
Next Stop, Skytree is where you will see the very modern city whereas Asakusa carries good ole Japanese culture.
Higashi-Mukojima is a just small town in the north-east. The Museum is right next to the station.
(Heading for Higashi-Mukojima from Skytree station, be sure to look at left side of the train, there is a yard where you will see a few consists of Ltd Expresses.)
Since you are that town,  and if you are willing to venture into the small town, this is the place I would go.
It is called Mukojima Hyakkaen (Japanese flour garden) run by Tokyo Government.  It is within walking distance.

Here is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muk%C5%8Djima-Hyakkaen_Garden

Hope this helps.

Hiroshi
tracktime Wrote:
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> Very cool! We rode part of the line from Asakasa
> to Skytree. Next time, if all goes well, we'll
> swing by the museum too!
>
> Cheers,
> Harry








Date: 07/06/19 00:26
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

In this section, MoW equipment was focused.

 






Date: 07/06/19 16:07
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Tobu rail also provides bus services to the communities.  And it preserves this classic Nissan made bus at the museum.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/19 16:08 by Hiroshi.




Date: 07/08/19 00:51
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

This locomotive(45ton) was built in 1950 by Hitachi. It was used in Tobu Tojhyo line till 1984.




Date: 07/09/19 01:28
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

This classic locomotive was built by English Electic (in 1953).




Date: 07/10/19 02:02
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Class 5710 was built in 1953. Originally used in Ltd Express service, "kegon" between Ueno and Nikko. Later rapid train service till late 1991.




Date: 07/11/19 01:17
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

"Cats whisker" is the nickname of this EMU.
This is the original class 5700 (bulit in 1951) with two piece window.
Total of 6 set (each two car consist) were built and used till 1991.






Date: 07/12/19 05:50
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Chance to see the insdie of Car 203.






Date: 07/12/19 22:40
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Finishing my visit to the Museum and heading back to Asakusa.
Here is how the entrance looks like.




Date: 07/14/19 04:35
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

When I came up to the platform, I saw an Express was rolling by followed by a local.  Then my train showed up.








Date: 07/14/19 21:21
Re: Visiting Tobu Museum in Tokyo
Author: Hiroshi

Took a local to Asakusa where I took these.
Ltd. was waiting for the signal indication whilst a local took off for Kita-Senjyu.

End of the report.

Hiroshi






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