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Produced by TV Aichi, this is a tour of JR Tokai's Nagoya repair facility, just a few kilometers southwest of Nagoya Station itself. Video 1 starts with a front view video of the out-of-service run from just north of Nagoya Station, through Nagoya Depot, and on to the shop gate. Other interesting scenes in this video include inspection of a car interior, how they mark problems that they find, and a few shots of Aonami and Aichi Loop Railway rolling stock which JR Tokai works on under contract. In video 2, paint shops and wheel/axle/truck work. Video 3, very interesting. In particular, around 5:15 a mock driver's stand used for testing DMUs, in this case a KIHA 85. Not only do I want to hook this up to Densha de GO, notice the blur over some kind of read outs or controls. Later, around 9:00, a nighttime run on their conventional line Dr. Yellow. Again, starting around 12:10, lots of blurred out displays. Hmm. Although I'm curious about what they're obscuring, I'm more interested in who they're hiding it from. Who cares? It really baffles me in the case of the driver's stand. With all due respect it doesn't look like cutting edge hardware. Although still it would be absolutely sick to connect it to Densha de GO. Google map centered on the shop: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,136.8685014,476m Previous TV Aichi special here:
Here's a very well made video by jitensya37 about the history of the area around Shiojiri Station. Thanks to some clear maps and years written in the western system, this video is understandable and enjoyable. Shiojiri Station's history starts in 1902 under JGR, at this point specifically the Ministry of Railways. The video shows various line alterations over the years including the relocation of the station building in 1982 as well as a walk around the neighborhood. It became JR East territory in 1987 and is also the administrative border with JR Central's portion of the Chuo Line running southwest to Nagoya. jitensya37's other videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/jitensya37/videos Google map centered on Shiojiri Station: https://email@example.com,137.9493623,14.75z Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiojiri_Station Wikipedia map of lines: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ファイル:岡谷・辰野・塩尻付近_JR路線図.svg The excellent Senro Haisenzu blog also has several entries for Shiojiri. Included are track diagrams and old photos: December 25 1978 pts 1 and 2: http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2008/02/19781225_adaf.html http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2016/05/19781224-bd4d.html May 1 1988 pts 1 and 2: http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2016/05/198851-d36d.html http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2016/06/198851-086c.html May 1 2002 pts 1 and 2: http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/07/200251-1-3877.html http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/07/200251-2-a1b8.html
JR Central will introduce the Shinkansen N700S series on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines in fiscal 2020, replacing the 700 series trains which will be retired at the end of 2019. The N700S will feature a a new "Dual Supreme Wing" nose, which will lessen air resistance and reduce noise upon entering tunnels. The first prototype 16-car N700S train is expected in March 2018. Source: http://trafficnews.jp/post/54020/
While i was looking at various trains and trying to find matching liveries around Japan, mostly from the JNR days, i've stumbled upon the orange on white paint of JR Central trains. Not all of them use it however. (the second most common is its predecessor the shonan stripes on white) I found the following: -KiHa 25 (commuter dmu sets) -KiHa 75 (commuter dmu sets) -KiHa 85 (limited express dmu sets /Wide View Hida/) -311 series (commuter emu sets) -313 series (commuter emu sets) -373 series (express emu sets) -383 series (limited express emu sets /Wide View Shinano/) The question is does any other train use this livery? Also, does JR Central plan to standardize on this paint in the future?