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Date: 01/16/21 17:59
Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Since of opening of a new joint line between Sotesu and JR East, it made us available to photo the Shin-Tsumi Engine Facility.
All trains of the joint line running on the JR Freight line along the side of the Yokosuka line.  The facility locates right next to Shin-Kawasaki Station. 
But the joint line train does NOT stop the station, instead, it passes by the west side of the station.  In between the facility exists.

Here is the good ole burn hosting various electronic locomotives.

Hiroshi








Date: 01/16/21 18:03
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Here is a close-up photo of the 50+-year-old Class 65 1000s.  Still standstill.
BTY, I was ridding on the Northbound train heading for Shinjuku from Hazawa-Yokohama-Kokusai station.




Date: 01/16/21 18:39
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: photobob

Interesting photos Hiroshi thanks for posting.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 01/16/21 18:46
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: up833

Weeds in the railyard?
Thanks for posting
RB



Date: 01/16/21 20:47
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Thank you for visiting.

Shin-Tsumi Engine Facility locates inside the Shin-Trsume Signal Station.
It was, once, established as a branch facility of Takashima Engine House in 1929 hosting Shunting engines.
Shin-Tsurumi was one of the largest classification yards of the Japan National Railway Systems.
It hosts more than 100+ units of locomotives including:
Class EF65 1000s   37units;
Class EF210 33units;
Class DE10 8units;
Class DE11 4units;
Class HD300 23units.
In 1987 privatization took place and it became Japan Rail Freight's Engine Facility.
 
Immediately behind the burn, there is a diesel engine storage area where class DE10s, DE11s, and HD300s are found.
 






Date: 01/17/21 07:42
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: 55002

Good to see these. Some good looking electric locos in there. chris uk



Date: 01/17/21 08:47
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: dan

Only time i have seen weeds on japans trackage.



Date: 01/18/21 04:19
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Behind the diesel service tracks, there were a few units waiting for the assignments.








Date: 01/19/21 03:13
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Thee more from the same place.








Date: 01/19/21 21:23
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: cchan006

Hiroshi Wrote:
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> Behind the diesel service tracks, there were a few
> units waiting for the assignments.

Thanks for the report. I see some visitors in your shots, EF66 (#133) from Suita Engine District/Facility near Osaka and EH500 ("Kintaro") from the Sendai Division up north.

For TO members who are unaware, Shin-Tsurumi is one of several locations in Japan where crew and locomotive changes take place, similar to what happens to through trains when they cross divisions/subdivisions in the U.S.



Date: 01/20/21 03:51
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Indeed, the north (dual AC/DC current units) meets the south (Straight DC current units) here.  
Some of them were even from Takasaki, as far as, even, from Okayama.


cchan006 Wrote:
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> Hiroshi Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Behind the diesel service tracks, there were a
> few
> > units waiting for the assignments.
>
> Thanks for the report. I see some visitors in your
> shots, EF66 (#133) from Suita Engine
> District/Facility near Osaka and EH500 ("Kintaro")
> from the Sendai Division up north.
>
> For TO members who are unaware, Shin-Tsurumi is
> one of several locations in Japan where crew and
> locomotive changes take place, similar to what
> happens to through trains when they cross
> divisions/subdivisions in the U.S.






Date: 01/21/21 03:01
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Further north side, I found an empty can train was waiting for the signal indication. 
The train is bound for Nigishi where it will be reloaded and heading back to the north.




Date: 01/21/21 15:03
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

A north-bound TOFC was getting ready to depart from the yard.








Date: 01/23/21 07:47
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Steinzeit2

cchan006 Wrote:
...... I see some visitors in your
> shots, EF66 (#133) from Suita Engine
> District/Facility near Osaka ......

An EF66 at Suita -- wow, that brought back memories from 50 [ gasp...] years ago, and made me "go down into the vault."  Here's one, pictured there with my hosts during a brief visit;  I'll put some more photos from that day in a separate post.

Best regards, SZ




Date: 01/23/21 11:48
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Route246

Where is Shin-Tsurumi in this context?

-mitch

cchan006 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hiroshi Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Behind the diesel service tracks, there were a
> few
> > units waiting for the assignments.
>
> Thanks for the report. I see some visitors in your
> shots, EF66 (#133) from Suita Engine
> District/Facility near Osaka and EH500 ("Kintaro")
> from the Sendai Division up north.
>
> For TO members who are unaware, Shin-Tsurumi is
> one of several locations in Japan where crew and
> locomotive changes take place, similar to what
> happens to through trains when they cross
> divisions/subdivisions in the U.S.



Date: 01/23/21 18:43
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

Here is a quick reference for you to where the relevant stations are in the wider metro Tokyo area.

Hope this helps

Hiroshi

Route246 Wrote:
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> Where is Shin-Tsurumi in this context?
>
> -mitch
>
> cchan006 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hiroshi Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Behind the diesel service tracks, there were
> a
> > few
> > > units waiting for the assignments.
> >
> > Thanks for the report. I see some visitors in
> your
> > shots, EF66 (#133) from Suita Engine
> > District/Facility near Osaka and EH500
> ("Kintaro")
> > from the Sendai Division up north.
> >
> > For TO members who are unaware, Shin-Tsurumi is
> > one of several locations in Japan where crew
> and
> > locomotive changes take place, similar to what
> > happens to through trains when they cross
> > divisions/subdivisions in the U.S.




Date: 01/24/21 11:58
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: cchan006

Route246 Wrote:
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> Where is Shin-Tsurumi in this context?
>
> -mitch

Here are other crew change points bakersfielddave have covered in the past:

Kuroiso, next one north from Shin-Tsurum, Tohoku Line, near Nasu-Shiobara:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?6,4144675

Inazawa, second one west from Shin-Tsurumi, Tokaido Line near Nagoya:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?6,4159030

Between Inazawa and Shin-Tsurumi is Shizuoka Freight Terminal, the next crew change point west of Shin-Tsurumi.

As mentioned by Hiroshi-san, voltage changes can dictate locomotive and crew change points. I know you're fully aware of Japan's non-uniform electrical standards (50 vs. 60 Hz), and it's messier with the railroads, where northern Japan uses 20,000 volts AC, while Tokyo and most of western Japan use 1500 volts DC. Kuroiso is where the voltage transition takes place.

The prevalence of AC/DC dual-mode red EH500 ("Kintaro") locomotive has turned Kuroiso into just a crew change point. I had a chance to document the locomotive change era, where Tokaido Line-bound 1500 volt DC locomotives would arrive/depart Kuroiso:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?6,3569546

(first video in the thread, from 3:34 on)

In terms of getting to Shin-Tsurumi, if you are staying near Akabane, you can take a Shonan-Shinjuku Route train to Shin-Kawasaki. Avoid taking the Rapids and Special Rapids which won't stop at Shin-Kawasaki. If you are closer to Ueno, take any train to Shinagawa, then transfer to a Yokosuka Line train, all of which should stop at Shin-Kawasaki.

The Shin-Tsurumi Engine facility is between JR Freight mainlines, and his shots in this thread were taken onboard the Sotetsu Train from the northbound direction (west end of the facility), which is far from the Shin-Kawasaki Station platform. You can exit the station and there's an overpass that crosses the entire facility to the west, and I've gotten some shots from there:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?6,3759879



Date: 01/24/21 15:09
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: cchan006

Steinzeit2 Wrote:
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> An EF66 at Suita -- wow, that brought back
> memories from 50 [ gasp...] years ago, and made me
> "go down into the vault."  Here's one, pictured
> there with my hosts during a brief visit;  I'll
> put some more photos from that day in a separate
> post.
>
> Best regards, SZ

Looking forward to your post. Darned awesome nostalgia there. EF66-10 was delivered on August 1968, so it was only ~2 years old at the time. I couldn't easily find out when it was retired, but found a photo of it parked in Suita Facility with the front number plate removed (ready for the scrapper?) in August 5, 2010. Action shot below that dated March 18, 2009.

http://ycp.jp/loco/EF66/ef66010.htm



Date: 01/28/21 02:27
Re: Welcome to Shin-Tsurumi Engine Facility
Author: Hiroshi

It was retired in 2010.

Hope this helps.

Hiroshi

cchan006 Wrote:
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> Steinzeit2 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > An EF66 at Suita -- wow, that brought back
> > memories from 50 [ gasp...] years ago, and made
> me
> > "go down into the vault."  Here's one,
> pictured
> > there with my hosts during a brief visit; 
> I'll
> > put some more photos from that day in a
> separate
> > post.
> >
> > Best regards, SZ
>
> Looking forward to your post. Darned awesome
> nostalgia there. EF66-10 was delivered on August
> 1968, so it was only ~2 years old at the time. I
> couldn't easily find out when it was retired, but
> found a photo of it parked in Suita Facility with
> the front number plate removed (ready for the
> scrapper?) in August 5, 2010. Action shot below
> that dated March 18, 2009.
>
> http://ycp.jp/loco/EF66/ef66010.htm



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