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  1. Two videos by railway consultant, and apparently former Meitetsu employee, Itsuki Nishiue. Detailed looks at the inside and out, useful if you’re modeling either of these types, and I would imagine generally interesting to this audience :). The 273 retains the tilting ability, which I thought would be eliminated. Very appealing design overall. And of course it’s great to have this document of the 381 as presumably none will be preserved :(. If I’m reading correctly, the Kyoto Railway Museum doesn’t have a 381. Hint hint.
  2. Great video by Akechi Railway Video Center One of the YT algo quirks I guess that this uploader doesn't have more views. Really nice videography and editing. As far as I can tell, the locations shown here are around Neu, Muko, Ebi, and Hoki-Mizoguchi stations on the Hakubi Line. 4:15 possibly around this spot along the Hino River 8:30 at Neu Station, an Okayama bound Yakumo departs under snow 10:00 seems to be the same movements as above, but there's no snow falling or accumulated on the platform. Earlier, or a different day? 12:00 I think the same as 4:15 looking the other direction 12:30 a Yakumo passes Kurosaka at night 12:45 I think it's Niizato station, which looks a lot like Nunohara, another station on a curve some distance south 14:50 the coolest scene in the video I figure there will be more videos like this with the retirement of the 381 series coming up, I'll add them in this thread.
  3. I was thinking about the Sanko Line. I navigated to trusty Wikipedia and started clicking around. On the Japanese language page for Gotsu Station, there is a link to Wikimedia Commons, which has quite a few pictures. The newest pictures appear to be from May 3, 2018, well after the last day of service, March 31, 2018. In one, linked below, there's a KIHA47/8 at the platform, and the rails appear to be fairly free of rust. Were they regularly running trains to achieve this? If so, can anyone guess as to why? I searched a bit on gotsusen sabitori ressha, which didn't turn up anything useful. Removing the line name returned some information on the old Hanwa Freight line between Yao and Sugimoto-cho in Osaka-fu. I think I saw some of this back when they closed it; at the time I was surprised they ran 117s (in the old sorta-turquoise/pale purple Wakayama livery) to keep the rails free of rust. Could this have been prior to the approval of MLIT, meaning that it wasn't absolutely final? picture at Gotsu with KIHA: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:180503_Gotsu_Station_Gotsu_Shimane_pref_Japan05s3.jpg Commons page for Gotsu. At time of this post, first 16 images are from May 3 2018, name starting with '180503 Gotsu Station': https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Gōtsu_Station those images are by 663highland who takes excellent pictures, a few examples pictures in Shimane: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/利用者:663highland/投稿画像ギャラリー・島根県 pictures in Kagoshima: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/利用者:663highland/投稿画像ギャラリー・鹿児島県 pictures in Onomichi: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/利用者:663highland/投稿画像ギャラリー・尾道市
  4. The new rolling stock, to be called the deha 7000 series, will be introduced within the year. Two rail cars will be produced, a design based on the JR Shikoku 7000 series, but assembled by local railcar maintenance firm Gotou Industries, with a special wrapping/livery scheme. This order of new rail cars is the first in 83 years, the previous being the famous dehani 50 railcar. http://www.ichibata.co.jp/railway/topics/2016/07/post-352.html
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