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  1. Two videos by railway consultant, and apparently former Meitetsu employee, Itsuki Nishiue. Detailed looks at the inside and out, useful if you’re modeling either of these types, and I would imagine generally interesting to this audience :). The 273 retains the tilting ability, which I thought would be eliminated. Very appealing design overall. And of course it’s great to have this document of the 381 as presumably none will be preserved :(. If I’m reading correctly, the Kyoto Railway Museum doesn’t have a 381. Hint hint.
  2. Last autumn season for the 381 series. Very nice videography on the Hakubi Line, with various liveries of the Limited Express Yakumo. At 4:45 one of the four daily container freights that use this line, headed by an EF64. *As an aside I will do a round trip on the Yakumo service later this month (Okayama-Izumo-shi) on an all-day out and back excursion by using the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen (Nozomi) to get to Okayama from Shin-Yokohama. Will be my last ride on these iconic trainsets.
  3. Great video by Akechi Railway Video Center One of the YT algo quirks I guess that this uploader doesn't have more views. Really nice videography and editing. As far as I can tell, the locations shown here are around Neu, Muko, Ebi, and Hoki-Mizoguchi stations on the Hakubi Line. 4:15 possibly around this spot along the Hino River 8:30 at Neu Station, an Okayama bound Yakumo departs under snow 10:00 seems to be the same movements as above, but there's no snow falling or accumulated on the platform. Earlier, or a different day? 12:00 I think the same as 4:15 looking the other direction 12:30 a Yakumo passes Kurosaka at night 12:45 I think it's Niizato station, which looks a lot like Nunohara, another station on a curve some distance south 14:50 the coolest scene in the video I figure there will be more videos like this with the retirement of the 381 series coming up, I'll add them in this thread.
  4. JR West announced Feb. 16 that the 381 series currently in use on the Yakumo Ltd. express services between Izumo-shi and Okayama will be replaced starting in spring 2024 by new rolling stock, designated the 273 series. This will utilize a bogie mounted pendulum tilting system rather than the recently more common/favored air bag cushion system, as experience on JR Shikoku lines has shown the limitations of the air bag system on routes with numerous/continuous curves. Likely mechanism will be similar to JR Shikoku's 2700 series, with a carbody based on the 287 series or similar. In addition a single consist of the 381 series will be repainted in JNR ltd. express colors and debut this month (3/19~), to commemorate 50 years of Yakumo service. https://www.westjr.co.jp/press/article/items/220216_03_yakumo.pdf
  5. On Japanese television there have been reports of test runs that will take place in search of a replacement for the 381 series on the Yakumo limited express service. The television program shows a JR Shikoku 8600 series, although according to one of the comments on the Facebook post there have been test runs with this train type on JR West territory already last month. Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovekokutetsutype/permalink/1482471928487919/ (JNR fan page on Facebook)
  6. bikkuri bahn

    LOL at this Budget Rental Car web page

    It's information about guest rewards between Amtrak and Budget, but look at the image of the train they use. I wonder where Amtrak runs those?? http://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/html/en/deals/partner/train/ *381 series in the old "Super Yakumo" colors* \(^.^)/
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