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bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionI came across this project in the Nikkei newspaper a couple days ago. It's still in the testing stages, but shows some promise. Apparently they are aiming for a more large-scale test application by 2020. excerpt: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/507/3/032035/pdf First test application, at the RTRI facility in Kokubunji: http://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id034359.html Second test application, on the Izu Hakone Rlwy (first success on an operational rail line): http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/asia/superconducting-electrification-wires-on-test-
In this video, RailKingJP and his son visit car 951-1, which is on display across from the Railway Technical Research Institute in Kokubunji, Tokyo. It appears that during the daytime, the car is open to the public, and has displays and a small library inside. I'll check it out when I drop off my résumé at RTRI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_951_Shinkansen location: https://goo.gl/maps/LGaZoVmHu8p