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  1. https://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2019/20200303_ho01.pdf First set will be ready in 2022, but it is expected to enter service on the Yamagata Shinkansen in 2026. @railsquid if you want to remove the tracking part of the hyperlink, you must also remove it from the actual hyperlink, not just from the body text 🤪. I modified it now too from the hyperlink.
  2. JR East announced on the 18th that the planned order of E8 units for the Yamagata Shinkansen (debut in spring 2024) has been reduced by two trainsets to a new number of 15 (10 cars per trainset). Reason was economic fallout from Covid will be long-term in Tohoku region. First time a long-term capital investment has been reduced. https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/fea021654041e5139c96d2f9eebc92c5b56b7ae4
  3. maihama eki

    Circa 1993

    I dug up the photos from my first trip to Japan in March 1993. I apologize for the quality upfront. They were taken with a pocket 35 mm camera. I was not specifically a fan of Japanese trains at the time, but was generally a train enthusiast. The prints have been sitting around since 1993 before being scanned just recently. Anyway, maybe you will enjoy these despite the sketchy quality. My wife (girlfriend at the time) was working on an extended stay in Japan to support manufacturing start-up of a disk drive. She lived in Tendo. I traveled to Japan and took the train up to visit her. Starting with Shinkansen photos. The Yamagata Shinkansen had just opened in 1992. It was serviced by the 400 series. The trains started at Tokyo Station with a 200 series coupled to a 400 series. They split in Fukushima, and the 400 series continued to Yamagata. That was the end of the line for the Yamagata shinkansen originally. A pair of 400 series at Yamagata station. Same location, photo of a single 400 series with a local train of unidentified nature. A crummy photo of a 200 and 400 together - probably at Tokyo Station. My apologies to the gentleman who walked in front of me just as I snapped the photo. A close-up of the 200 and 400 connected. I think also at Tokyo Station.
  4. Posted by Dave Fossett on the jtrains list, Tetsudou Fan is carrying this also: new fleet livery: http://railf.jp/news/2014/03/04/171500.html "Toreiyu" excursion train: http://railf.jp/news/2014/03/04/173000.html pdf on JR East's site with diagram of excursion train's modified Japanese style interior: http://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2013/20140303.pdf All regular services trains will have the new livery by the end of 2016, and the single 6-car Toreiyu set is to be in service by the end of July.
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