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Date: 02/13/21 13:56
Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: dwatry

Miscellaneous shots from around Tokyo in October 2002.

1) Hokuso Railway EMU in Takasago.  The front end of these EMUs with the reverse-camber windshield reminds me of some of the French electric locomotives or the Russian 2TE116s.
2) Odakyu Railway Viewliner in Shin Yurigaoka.
3) Odakyu EMU in Shin Yurigaoka. 
 



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Date: 02/13/21 14:05
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: dwatry

4)  Shinkansen train arriving at Tokyo Station.  I believe this is a Mark 2 set. 
5)  Shinkansen arriving at Tokyo Station, with line of car cleaners bowing at train's arrival.  I was all set to take the photo, not knowing they would bow.  When they all did so in unison, I knew I needed a photo of it!
6)  Keio Railway EMU at a level crossing at Shimotokaido Station.   Level crossings are very common on the private railways.
 



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Date: 02/13/21 14:10
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: dwatry

7)  Tokyu Railway tram on the Setagaya Line in Yamashita.
8)  JR EMU at Shinjuku. 
9)  JR EMU on the Yokosuka Line at Yokosuka emerging from tunnel.
 








Date: 02/13/21 15:45
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: 55002

I’ve had one trip to Japan, using the railpass. Very enjoyable. Thanks for the pics.  Chris uk.



Date: 02/13/21 18:51
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: Highhood

Great pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

Jon Fink
Schenectady, NY



Date: 02/13/21 21:18
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: norm1153

Interesting observation on #7.  On the far right, the presumed residential building has an interesting electronic sign (at least I assume it's glowing).

 



Date: 02/14/21 10:21
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: dwatry

Hm yes - not sure what that is about.  I have a friend from Tokyo I can ask though!



Date: 02/14/21 11:50
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

"...5)  Shinkansen arriving at Tokyo Station, with line of car cleaners bowing at train's arrival..."
As is standard operating procedure at 16th St Chicago and Sunnyside NYC.



Date: 02/19/21 21:44
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: cchan006

norm1153 Wrote:
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> Interesting observation on #7.  On the far right,
> the presumed residential building has an
> interesting electronic sign (at least I assume
> it's glowing).

Google street view seems to say the sign is not lit. Yellow lettering does give it a perception of glowing.




Date: 02/19/21 21:58
Re: Japan 2002 Part 6 - Tokyo Area
Author: cchan006

dwatry Wrote:
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> 7)  Tokyu Railway tram on the Setagaya Line in
> Yamashita.
> 8)  JR EMU at Shinjuku. 
> 9)  JR EMU on the Yokosuka Line at Yokosuka
> emerging from tunnel.
>  

I got some video clips of the Setagaya Line in 2015. You might have given me motivation to post a report.

The EMU at Shinjuku is the now-retired Class E351 used exclusively for the "Super Azusa" Limited Express on the Chuo Line. It goes west out of Tokyo to the Japan Alps (and snow country).

I was leaving Japan just 3 days before the "last run" and here are some photos I took on March 13, 2018. I was ready for E351's retirement, so I got video clips of the "Super Azusa" at various locations in Tokyo previous to that, unobstructed by the "Sayonara Run" railfans that crowd the platforms. I might have to post a separate report for that, too.

Both photos taken at the north end of Shinjuku Station, and I got lucky and got Super Azusa #19, same train number on the poster.






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