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"Invisible railway workers"- JNR in 1970

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Period documentary from 1970, complete with atmospheric soundtrack and apropos editing effects. A view of the modern JNR, one emphasizing "cybernetics".
https://youtube.com/watch?v=75N2GV9ZCuE
Starting from the old JNR of iron trains and iron men (Joban Line steam), we are whisked to the new look railway of Shinkansen CTC, MARS online reservation system, ticket vending machines (some even sell express tickets!), newfangled automated ticket gates from Omron, automated maintenance of emu traction motors, computerized hump yards, computer traffic simulations, automated printing of string diagrams, testing of the 0 series at 250km/h for running on the future Sanyo Shinkansen, and what do we have here at 17:58, an early version of touch panel to modify the running diagram?? Lots and lots of blinking lights.

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