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Date: 11/21/22 07:50
Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

Northbound COFC near Sakuragicho station






Date: 11/21/22 17:02
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Press25

Very nice and atypical photography for TO.  I really like the first image.

Thanks!!!



Date: 11/22/22 04:55
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Korigaoka1811

Looks like some special markings on the side of that locomotive.  Translation please?

John H.



Date: 11/22/22 18:27
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: cchan006

Korigaoka1811 Wrote:
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> Looks like some special markings on the side of
> that locomotive.  Translation please?
>
> John H.

"Momotaro" or Peach Boy, a folk hero. That's also the nickname for the Class EF210 electric locomotive. That particular marking is relatively new design from 2020. Older markings would just say "JRF" or "JRF" with "Momotaro" in kanji, no Momotaro cartoon character.



Date: 11/22/22 18:47
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

Thank you very much chan006 for the explanation of Class 210.

Here is the follow-up story behind:
In the early 1990s, the Class EF65 electric locomotive under 1500 volute DC catenary became 30+ years old equipment.
JR Freight, which inherited many of these motors, has been working to extend its life by upgrading the components.
To increase the whole transportation capacity, the class EF200, with a rated output of 6,000 kW per hour with 1,600 tons of towing was introduced in March 1990.
However, the originally planned 1,600-ton traction could not be achieved due to problems with the power supply capacity of the substations along the system.
 
Under these circumstances, JR Freight was forced to change its strategy, and a new engine, Class 210, was developed as a successor to the class EF65 and EF66.
It was designed to operate 1,300-ton container freight trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Line systems.
 
The locomotives are built at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) facility in Kobe.
The first batch of EF210s was assigned to the Okayama engine facility in 1998.
 
The nickname was formally adopted for the first time in a JR locomotive.
As a result of public recruitment, it was named "ECO-POWER Momotaro" because it is a "power-saving high-output machine assigned to the Okayama engine facility" around the end of 2020.
(There is an old Japanese tale of “Momotaro” (Peach-boy), who got rid of evil demons in the Okayama area.  People usually associate Okayama with the “Momotaro tale.”)
 
Today, assigned at Okayama, Shin-Tsurumi, and Suita (Osaka) engine facilities, they are primarily used on freight on the Tokaido Main Line and Sanyo Main Line, replacing Class EF66 locomotives, a.k.a, EF66 killer.
As of Sept. 2022, 139 EF210s were operated by JR Freight,

Here are a couple of variations of the "Momotaro" scheme.

Hope this helps.

Hiroshi

cchan006 Wrote:
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> Korigaoka1811 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Looks like some special markings on the side of
> > that locomotive.  Translation please?
> >
> > John H.
>
> "Momotaro" or Peach Boy, a folk hero. That's also
> the nickname for the Class EF210 electric
> locomotive. That particular marking is relatively
> new design from 2020. Older markings would just
> say "JRF" or "JRF" with "Momotaro" in kanji, no
> Momotaro cartoon character.








Date: 11/23/22 05:05
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Korigaoka1811

cchan006 Wrote:
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> Korigaoka1811 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Looks like some special markings on the side of
> > that locomotive.  Translation please?
> >
> > John H.
>
> "Momotaro" or Peach Boy, a folk hero. That's also
> the nickname for the Class EF210 electric
> locomotive. That particular marking is relatively
> new design from 2020. Older markings would just
> say "JRF" or "JRF" with "Momotaro" in kanji, no
> Momotaro cartoon character.

Thank you for the translation.  If I could make a request of JR Freight, I would next ask for a Doraemon locomotive --  not as traditional as Momotaro but I've always been a Doraemon fan.  Or maybe Totoro?

John H.



Date: 11/23/22 07:56
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

cchan006-san:

The Yokohama City bus operates a GUNDAM bus named "Bayside blue" between Yokohama station East and the Yamashita Part near the GUNDAM factory.
Hiroshi

Korigaoka1811 Wrote:
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> cchan006 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Korigaoka1811 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Looks like some special markings on the side
> of
> > > that locomotive.  Translation please?
> > >
> > > John H.
> >
> > "Momotaro" or Peach Boy, a folk hero. That's
> also
> > the nickname for the Class EF210 electric
> > locomotive. That particular marking is
> relatively
> > new design from 2020. Older markings would just
> > say "JRF" or "JRF" with "Momotaro" in kanji, no
> > Momotaro cartoon character.
>
> Thank you for the translation.  If I could make a
> request of JR Freight, I would next ask for a
> Doraemon locomotive --  not as traditional as
> Momotaro but I've always been a Doraemon fan.  Or
> maybe Totoro?
>
> John H.




Date: 11/23/22 14:30
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: cchan006

Korigaoka1811 Wrote:
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> Thank you for the translation.  If I could make a
> request of JR Freight, I would next ask for a
> Doraemon locomotive --  not as traditional as
> Momotaro but I've always been a Doraemon fan.  Or
> maybe Totoro?
>
> John H.

Here's a report I posted in 2014, of a visit in 2006 - Yoshioka Kaitei, an underwater train station on the Seikan Tunnel:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?6,3600434

I think that's as close as one gets to a Doraemon locomotive, compliments of JR Hokkaido. There are Doraemon-based trains, the Doraemon Tram of Manyo Line in Toyama, and EMUs with Doraemon wrapping by Odakyu and Seibu Railways in Tokyo, and Kintetsu Railway in Osaka.

JRF loves the image of strength. EH500 locomotives are nicknamed "Kintaro (金太郎) or 'Golden Boy'," another folk hero of superhuman strength, based on a real person during the Heian Period, about 1000 years ago. So I don't expect them to use the Doraemon name, unless it's gadgety.
 



Date: 11/23/22 14:33
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: cchan006

Hiroshi Wrote:
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> cchan006-san:
>
> The Yokohama City bus operates a GUNDAM bus named
> "Bayside blue" between Yokohama station East and
> the Yamashita Part near the GUNDAM factory.
> Hiroshi

Hiroshi-san, thanks for sharing that.

Hopefully, I get the chance to post more reports related to fun, themed transit stuff in Japan. I already made references to Anpan Man in the past, a popular bread-based cartoon series.



Date: 11/25/22 05:14
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

cchan006-san

From time to time, railways, as well as airlines, come up with some ideas for having anime character schemes.

Here are some airlines' examples

Hiroshi

cchan006 Wrote:
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> Hiroshi Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > cchan006-san:
> >
> > The Yokohama City bus operates a GUNDAM bus
> named
> > "Bayside blue" between Yokohama station East
> and
> > the Yamashita Part near the GUNDAM factory.
> > Hiroshi
>
> Hiroshi-san, thanks for sharing that.
>
> Hopefully, I get the chance to post more reports
> related to fun, themed transit stuff in Japan. I
> already made references to Anpan Man in the past,
> a popular bread-based cartoon series.






Date: 11/25/22 05:25
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

Let me back to where I started.

Here are some more nite-time shots from the Sakuragi Cho area.

A good ole steamer (UK-made 2-4-0) and an antic coach are displayed in a hotel lobby just across from the Sakuragi Cho Station.
At the south-side entrance gate, you can see this stairway paintings of JNR and JRE equipment seen at this station.

 








Date: 11/27/22 01:23
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

Here is a set of photos taken at the Keikyu HQ near Takashimacho.








Date: 11/27/22 09:50
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: cchan006

Hiroshi Wrote:
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> At the south-side entrance gate, you can see this
> stairway paintings of JNR and JRE equipment seen
> at this station.

Looks like JRE (JR East) is celebrating the 150th Anniverary of Railroading (in Japan) with the historic lineup on the stairway paintings. Thanks for the big hint in your composition (the markings on the fare gate doors).



Date: 11/28/22 06:38
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

㏄han006-san:

Historical line-ups are:
Top row: Class 63, Class 101, Class 101;
Middle row: Class 103, An old steamer, Class 185;
Bottom row:  Class 205, Class 233, Class 209.

The left side of the gate: EF65 1000's with class 25 sleepers for the Blue train "Sakura" service.

Hope this helps.

Hiroshi


cchan006 Wrote:
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> Hiroshi Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > At the south-side entrance gate, you can see
> this
> > stairway paintings of JNR and JRE equipment
> seen
> > at this station.
>
> Looks like JRE (JR East) is celebrating the 150th
> Anniverary of Railroading (in Japan) with the
> historic lineup on the stairway paintings. Thanks
> for the big hint in your composition (the markings
> on the fare gate doors).



Date: 11/28/22 06:43
Re: Nite time in the city of Yokohama
Author: Hiroshi

"Ghost riders on the wall."






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