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bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionAn internet survey conducted last month of 703 adults living in the Tokyo Metropolitan area yielded these results(selected reasons follow): Best 3 1. Yamanote Line (convenient, the core of the transport network) 2. Tokyu Toyoko Line (runs through nice neighborhoods, passengers are fashionable) 3. Tokyu Den-en Toshi Line (same as above) Worst 3 1. JR Saikyo Line (full of chikan) 2. JR Keihin Tohoku Line (dirty image) 3. JR Joban Line (full of drunks, delinquents from the boondocks i.e Chiba, Ibaraki) http://bizmakoto.jp/makoto/articles/1505/26/news080.html
Nothing unusual or newsworthy here. Just my favorite Kanto region rolling stock (since the retirement of the Keikyu 1000 series). I love how when worked, the traction motors on these units almost sound automotive- going away, it sounds like a racecar. Also, motor driving units with pantographs are "boss"! Express bound for Chuo Rinkan passing through Tsukushino: Accelerating from a stop (at Fujigaoka Station). Hear that sublime chopper whine, signature Tokyu, and also common on the Toyoko Line when the 8000 series were in their prime, before the beer cans took over (first train in the series): same location, some knarly traction roar towards the end there: