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  1. 4 sets x 6 car consists to be introduced by 2023, on the Skytree/Nikko/Kinugawa Lines. Slated to become the flagship of the fleet. Will be built by Hitachi Kasado. https://tetsudo-ch.com/11937581.html Tobu press release: https://www.tobu.co.jp/cms-pdf/releases/20211111115910j-Hxsy54wjgySVaKcD-UrQ.pdf
  2. Hello Guys, a few months ago I ordered the kits for the YO201 and YO101 from Pairhandy to match the Tomix Set 97922. A few weeks later the time had come: I built my first brass kit. 😱 what was important in the beginning was that I had the right tools for it. I bought extra soldering paste, a new soldering station, a new set of pliers and an aluminum bracket (for precise bending of the edges). At the beginning there was also the question of whether I should glue or solder the kit. Soldering is really the better solution here because otherwise it will not have any stabili
  3. A new liner service will be introduced to the Tobu Skytree/Isesaki line and the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, the TH Liner. (T for Tobu, H for Hibiya, in case you didn't notice) It will begin service during June 2020. It will stop at Kuki, Tobu-dobutsukoen, Kasukabe, Sengendai, and Shin-koshigawa on the Tobu network, and Ueno, Akihabara, Kayabacho, Ginza, Kasumigeseki, everyone's favourite Toranomon hills, Kamiyacho, Ropongi, Hiroo and Naka-Meguro on the Hibiya line. Interestingly enough, it doesn't stop at Kita-Senju. From my quick read of the r
  4. YouTube member azumatakeshi filmed a video of a trip on the last run of Tobu 1800系 train 1819F on May 20, 2018: The train essentially ran the route of the Ryōmō limited express service, particularly from Tobu Isesaki Station all the way back to Tobu Asakusa Station via the Tobu Isesaki and SkyTree lines. YouTube member (and JNS forum member) ayokoi also uploaded a video of this last run:
  5. Hello all, after a bit of silence on my behalf, here is the excuse for my absence. A trip to Kinugawa in Tochigi and after that to Ibaraki, the usual place and then some. Kinugawa no. 5 just arrived in Shinjuku. 253-1000 Series, big time baller. Massive chairs. Weird livery, which I slowly start to appreciate. Some train from the window we overtook. With advertisement. I don't know what this thing is. Yours truly and mini-yours truly. Brainwashing completed. "Look dad! A train!" "Yes, that is probably the 10th Keihin-Tōhoku line train we've seen already..." First enco
  6. YouTube member azumatakeshi just posted two zenmen tenbou videos of the double-tracking project on the Tōbu Noda Line, now known as the Tōbu Urban Park Line: Sakasai east to Mutsumi: Umesato west to Shimizu-kōen, including construction of elevated tracks: This is a pretty amazing and ambitious project, especially since much of the original right of way was designed for only a single track.
  7. As reported in another thread, the Tobu 70000 series made its first revenue run on July 7, Tanabata. This video was taken inside the first train from Kita Koshigaya to Naka Meguro.
  8. Metro and Tobu have apparently agreed on a basic design for two upcoming models, the Metro 13000 series and the Tobu 70000 series. These will be used for services that interline between the Metro Hibiya Line and the Tobu Skytree Line. Services are currently operated with a mixture of 3- and 5-door cars; these will all be 20m (sorry Toni) 4-door cars with longitudinal seating, run in 7-car formations. They will come into service from 2016 to 2019. The link below has an image showing the Metro car at top, the Tobu car in the middle, and then the Tobu car's interior at the bottom. http://
  9. On November 2, Tobu Railway introduced a 50050 series with Crayon Shin-chan wrapping: https://twitter.com/toutetuN700A/status/793996801325953024 https://twitter.com/tetsudomynavi/status/793709616261574656 From November 3 it will be running on Tobu lines, the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and the Tokyu Den'entoshi Line.
  10. Today Taiwan Railway Adminstration revealed an E1000 express train in Tobu Moude Spacia livery. Because of the partnership between both railways, Tobu previously painted a 200 series in TRA TEMU 2000 livery. Images: https://twitter.com/a_lightwind/status/782770229256396800 https://twitter.com/shouon1994/status/782766278096191488
  11. Last week I visited the Tobu Railway museum in Higashi Mukojima. It was probably the fourth or fifth time for me. What keeps me coming back? It's probably the best private railway museum in the nation, given its size. One of the highlights is Tobu's first electric railcar, the deha 1 type. Unlike many other museums displaying rolling stock of this vintage, you can tour the interior and sit down on the seats.
  12. Another collaboration between Taiwan's TRA and a Japanese private railway, in this case Tobu. A 200 series Ryomo trainset was given the wrapping treatment, the design inspired by TRA's TEMU 2000 Puyuma. Revenue service will begin this Friday. This trainset is planned to be used daily on two to three round trip services. Information of which Ryomo services will use this trainset will be released every Monday. At Kasukabe and Tobu Dobutsukoen Stations this Monday, on a test run: Article with many pictures: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2016/06/14/328/
  13. Really just a re-branding of existing services using the Fukutoshin line for through running, but intended to be easier to understand for passengers, given the different train designations attached to a train as it passes through each railway. Began running under this monicker from the March 26 timetable revision. http://www.tobu.co.jp/file/pdf/3d2881ee48143e73f17131401fbfdbfd/151218-4.pdf?date=20151218192334 *the "F" stands for "fast", "five", and "Fukutoshin"
  14. Derailment on Tobu Tojo Line shortly after noon today. Just outside Naka Itabashi Station. No passenger injuries. Cause still under investigation, but possibly a faulty bogie. Regular service to be restored by daybreak Thursday. https://youtube.com/watch?v=rmZb3hxUIJY
  15. Kintetsu rolling stock is well known among fans for having a vigorous dumping of air at full stop when arriving at terminal stations- even more recent stock have their air dumped. Apparently the old system is kept for compatibility as much mixing of old/new stock occurs in services. Most modern rolling stock have brake systems that don't emit such a vigorous sound. *above mainly at Kintetsu Nagoya Sta, and some scenes at Uehonmachi Sta. In the Kanto region, Tobu's 8000 series is known for dumping the air (scene at Kashiwa Sta.):
  16. Hello all, Last Sunday, I went on a little trip with two friends to visit an area that isn't covered much by rail fans, the Tōbu Ryōmō region. We left early in the morning from Asakusa with the Ltd. Express Ryōmō No. 3 (07:40). A train seemingly unmodified and still stuck in the era it was made in. The early 1990s. Bland colours, grey and faded bordeaux and brown tones dominated the interior. Not that I don't like it, but it was pretty old-fashioned and reminded of the end of the bubble-time. Very restrained and withholding from any extravaganza. The ride was smooth and fast. Ready f
  17. If any of you are going to be in the Kanto area on Sunday December 1st, Tobu is having their open day at the Minami-Kurahashi Depot, a 20 minute walk from Minami-Kurahashi Station on the Tobu Nikko Line. There's also a free shuttle bus. It's from 10 AM to 3:30 PM with the last entry at 3 PM. Among other points listed on the info page, they'll be selling railway goods and there will be a conversation between a railway writer named Shie and the honorary curator of the Tobu Museum, possibly named Hanagami. http://www.tobu.co.jp/news/2013/1101/fanfesta.html
  18. Back from three weeks in Kanto and Kansai. Just a number of notes I made of the railway scene, opinions fully my own, of course. Toyoko Line- heaps more interesting with the run-throughs via the Fukutoshin Line. Has opened up more railfanning opportunities in the western regions of Tokyo and Saitama w/better access for someone based in Yokohama, like me. I have long lamented the demise of the Tokyu 8000 series on Tokyu Lines rails, but I have found an acceptable substitute- the Tobu 9000 series, which can be seen on the Toyoko Line thanks to the run-through ops. A contemporary (a we
  19. Tobu Daishi LIne This is a 1.0 km line and is a remnant of the proposed Tobu Nishi-Ita Line which was never completed and was intented to connect the two Tobu main lines, the Tobu Tojo and the Tobu Isesaki. Length 1 km Stations 2 2 car trains http://youtu.be/wjZEw4LXZzY Tobu Ogose Line This is a 10.9 km mostly single track branch line which had through service to Ikebukuro until the 1970s and connects the Tobu Tojo line with JR East Hachiko line. Length 10.9 km Stations 8 4 car trains Keio Inkokashira Line The Keio Inkoashira line runs from
  20. Over the past couple of years by chance I have been become aware of several stub lines in Tokyo that are completely at odds with the typical image of Tokyo trains. If possible the videos are full line rides. Keisei Kanamachi line The Keisei Kanamachi line became a stub line with the opening of the Keisei Skyliner service. Trains run from Takasago to Keisei Kanamachi where a connection is made with the JR East Joban line. Length: 2.5 km Stations 3 4 car trains Full length video June 28, 2010 during the final stages of the stub line preparations. Today To
  21. My search for train watching spots turned up this nice scene at Tobu Nikko Station over the Golden Week holiday period earlier this month. 1800 series in original livery as well as the Tobu Railway Museum owned 8000 series six-car 8111 trainset. Note the approach to Nikko Station is on a 2.6% grade. A couple of wedgies (between Fujioka and Shizuwa on the Nikko Line):
  22. Looks like someone on Ompuchaneru beat everyone else (that I'm aware of) to the scoop on the arrival of Tobu's new Noda Line rolling stock. It looks pretty good: http://rail-uploader.khz-net.com/index.php?id=1084296 . Not sure what they think of it, but several posters say they thought it was new Seibu rolling stock, others mention Sotetsu and Odakyu :)
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