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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.

 

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Kinugawa no. 5 just arrived in Shinjuku. 253-1000 Series, big time baller. Massive chairs. Weird livery, which I slowly start to appreciate.

 

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Some train from the window we overtook. With advertisement. I don't know what this thing is.

 

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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..."

 

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First encounter with an Aizu Railway train. AT-600 and AT-700 type. My excitement was all over the place.

 

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The trip on the JR East Kinugawa was most pleasant. If possible, I'd ride it again, but only to go beyond Kinugawa-Onsen station to Aizu Wakamatsu station.

 

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The view from the hotel room was... Well, let's say: almost perfect.

 

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Another exciting encounter was had a few days later with the seasonal rapid Ashikaga Ōfuji Matsuri-gō, ran by a 485 Series, T18 formation. Probably for one of the last times this formation runs. One end of the train is an Hokkaidō styled front with double roof lights. Very macho. xD

 

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Next to that, the Kasama Hi Matsuri-gō Rapid service ran with an E531 Series. Special headmark included. I actually didn't know this one was running, so I was very surprised to see it!

 

In the attachments are some extras that aren't really worth mentioning, but are still interesting enough to share. A bad snapshot of the recently repainted Tōbu 100 Series Spacia 101 formation is included as well. Yes. It's gold. Like Spandau Ballet.

 

The Tōbu 6050 Series also almost stole my heart, but my finances and rationale keep me at bay from liking it. This trip has however seriously triggered my interest in creating hillside scenery.

 

P.s. Don't like my filthy hipster filters over some pictures? Feel free to donate a good digital camera. PM me if interested.

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Ronny

Good work, for the photo and for the brainwashing :-)  "Look dad! A train!" :-)

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Kabutoni

"Look dad! A train!" :-)

Actually, he can't really speak yet, so it was just pointing and saying "Densha! Atta!" Roughly the same as in English, but since Japanese isn't very complicated (especially toddler-speak), this is very basic. XD

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katoftw

Thanks for sharing.  The area reminds me of a similar onsen town in Kyushu that has hotels, a rivers and a visible train line and station along it on the Kyudai Line.  You'd be happy with the rolling stock also on this line.

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Kabutoni

Thanks for sharing. The area reminds me of a similar onsen town in Kyushu that has hotels, a rivers and a visible train line and station along it on the Kyudai Line. You'd be happy with the rolling stock also on this line.

If it's mixed private rail trains, I probably will be pleased to the max ヾ(@゜▽゜@)ノ

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cteno4

Toni,

 

OMG! The mini Toni is huge, man has time flown! See he inherited dad's train sense!

 

The river gorge scene is something to be modeled! Wow!

 

Thanks

 

Jeff

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JR 500系

Amazing! Thanks for sharing Toni san!

 

The view from the hotel certainly looks amazing, to a rail fan perhaps? Nonetheless the hills look nice! Like that picture with the Tobu Spacia iki colur ~

 

Seasonal trains are amazing! That 485 T18 reminds me greatly of the recently released Tomix 485 T18 formation. Looks different under the setting sun light...

 

Kinugawa. I gotta visit this place in my next trip. I missed it this time round even though I seriously considered this. The views looks great and there is the Tobu Square of miniature models.

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JR 500系

Sorry to ride on your thread Toni san, but I guess it's still considered an adventure so I thought i'll place this here:

 

 

 

2018 Golden week 'madness' in the Tokaido shinkansen... 

 

It's really JAMMED PACKED! I can only imagine a tourist being stuck in this '人間信号' or 'human signal' .... and being unable to get into any of the trains... 

 

*P.S. I don't really like this presenter... he talks TOO FAST... but he does quite a fair bit of travel logs....

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Pauljag900
On 5/3/2015 at 2:16 PM, Kabutoni said:

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.

 

Wow! Some fantastic pictures there buddy,wish I d seen them two weeks ago as it would have made life easier for me when doing my mountain module ha ha😂😂

some good reference pictures for people like me who have never been to Japan and have little knowledge of the country.

thanks for sharing Tony👍👍

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