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I was interested in trains when I lived in Japan, but I wasn't clued in and the internet was only starting to become the clearinghouse of information that it is now. Despite living reasonably close to depots that would have had open days, I never went to one, and at this point if I get back to Japan ever, I'll be a bit surprised. Well the guys at JR East Akita Depot have really come through with a little Christmas gift, an "online tour" of their facility via Zoom that they have now posted on YouTube. Looks like they did this 3 times on December 19. Most of it appears to be live, and they d
It's rare to get such a good view of this line. In this case it's possible due to the modified 485 series NO.DO.KA joyful train used for this "Sakata Kandara Festival" service. The train is classified as a rapid, so there's no express surcharge, although all seats are reserved. The 3-car formation has 96 seats. I've been trying to fill in some background on this; the cities of Sakata and Tsuruoka, both in Yamagata Prefecture, have this festival (28th and 27th times, respectively) for kandara, which I believe is cod caught in cold water. A soup is made with it, which does not appear to b
miyakoji posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionI was having a look at the link below (2 more 2-car 521 series sets delivered, these from Kinki Sharyo), and I got to wondering if these were dual current, or actually triple current. The venerable 485 series, for example, apparently runs on 1500VDC and 20kVAC at both 50Hz and 60Hz, while some other JNR-era equipment seems to be listed under one or the other. I assume there has to be isolation in the catenary between two different frequencies, but must the train be switched when crossing from one zone to the other? http://railf.jp/news/2015/02/07/191000.html http://en.wikipedia.org/w