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video recap of JR East schedule revision March 15, 2014
miyakoji posted a topic in Japan Rail: Pictures & VideosHere's a nice video compilation of JR East Tokyo-area services that have changed with the March 15, 2014 schedule revision. Videos by tiyodarain (chiyoda line, I think).
JR East E651 renewal
miyakoji posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionThis video was put up by tobu2181 a week ago, so I'm not sure if really qualifies as news, but none of you beat me to it . This is the former set K109 based at Katsuta, the first to be refurbished and renumbered as 1000 subseries; previously, all 651 series cars were 0 or 100 subseries. I assume that as it will be running on Akagi, Kusatsu, and Minakami services, some 185 series sets must be destined for Nagano Depot (that is, the scrap line). :( I haven't read how many E651 sets will be refurbished. Original set K104 on test run north of Tokyo: