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Densha posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionJR Shikoku will paint an 8000 series in TRA livery, and TRA will paint an 800 type in JR Shikoku 8000 livery: https://trafficnews.jp/post/66414/
Kintetsu rolling stock is well known among fans for having a vigorous dumping of air at full stop when arriving at terminal stations- even more recent stock have their air dumped. Apparently the old system is kept for compatibility as much mixing of old/new stock occurs in services. Most modern rolling stock have brake systems that don't emit such a vigorous sound. *above mainly at Kintetsu Nagoya Sta, and some scenes at Uehonmachi Sta. In the Kanto region, Tobu's 8000 series is known for dumping the air (scene at Kashiwa Sta.):
My search for train watching spots turned up this nice scene at Tobu Nikko Station over the Golden Week holiday period earlier this month. 1800 series in original livery as well as the Tobu Railway Museum owned 8000 series six-car 8111 trainset. Note the approach to Nikko Station is on a 2.6% grade. A couple of wedgies (between Fujioka and Shizuwa on the Nikko Line):