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Claude's Japanese Adventure - September 2019

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I was fortunate enough to spend just short of a week out in Japan earlier in the month. Armed with a JR pass, we stayed in Tokyo (mainly to see the Sumo), Hiroshima and Osaka.

 

A few pictures from my travels are below...

 

Tokyo Area

 

48798198723_f04accdc8c_k.jpgE651 - Saitama by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr (actually Omiya station)

 

48798691982_d3a7293db0_k.jpgE233 - Torro Station by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798194563_e3ade0ab14_k.jpgSobu Line E233 crossing the Sumida Rover by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr. Obviously an E231, not 233!

 

48798544441_e275b48d69_k.jpgE353 approaching Tokyo by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798542056_6b334729ec_k.jpgN700 set at Yokohama by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798540126_06448f4470_k.jpgE259 - Narita Express set - passes Shibuya by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798184973_ccab0ae575_k.jpgE233 - Harujuku station by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798534861_3d9dda3991_k.jpgYamenote Line E231-500 Ueno by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798532771_133a468bf0_k.jpgN700 and 700 series Shinkansen - Tokyo by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

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A couple more from the Tokyo area, including a couple taken from the rear carriage of a Sobu line train.

 

There were a couple of unfortunate near misses with the camera. I could not get a decent picture of the Cassiopeia set stabled just outside of Ueno, nor the attending EF81s. More annoyingly, a series of signal checks meant I just missed the Shikishima set departing Ueno.

 

48798843133_95e4f1bf93_k.jpgE217 - Narita by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48799335382_1876f554b6_k.jpgE233 - Ueno by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798837578_53a9d5c78e_k.jpgE235 - Shinagawa by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48799279466_3d543afb89_k.jpgTobu line train by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48799422327_0e22182430_k.jpgShibuya by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48799274426_8612427e6a_k.jpgE353 on Chuo-Sobu line by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48799271576_c441a78766_k.jpgChuo-Sobu Line by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798919163_1e316cffba_k.jpgOur Steed to Osaka - N700 by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48799265986_5ef18a26af_k.jpgEF64-1000 by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr Not a great picture, but this is the first Japanese freight train (or even locomotive) I have been able to photograph. I saw a number of EH500s, EF64-1000s, EF65s and EF81s around Tokyo, but wasn't able to get the camera out in time. Still, I'm glad I found an EF64-1000, I am rather fond of them!

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chadbag

What was the 700 (not N70) being used for?  

 

The only 700 I saw when in Japan recently was a JR West Hikari Rail Star

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Not sure, it left ECS. I must admit I was a little surprised to see there were still 700s running to Tokyo, but it wasn't the only one I saw in the area (it was, however the only one I photographed). I suspect it is used on the Kodama services (could those reflect the train numbers on that platform's destination board - 719, 629 and 727?).

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OK, thanks.  Probably a Kodama.  I probably saw one and did not realize it.  All the Kodama I saw were N700 (that I noticed or realized).

 

On a related note:  I recently was looking through old photos and saw the first N700 photo I took.  It was a test run that came into Shin-Osaka.  This was before any N700 were in service on normal routes by a few months.

 

 

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Next installment covers the trip to Hiroshima via Osaka.

 

48798531131_4b23e06ff3_k.jpgDD51 and EF81 (Twilight Express livery) - Osaka by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr. I rather like this picture as I finally managed to capture a DD51, as well as a Twilight liveried EF81...my first Japanese N gauge loco! Not a bad picture given it was taken from the window of a Shinkansen.

 

Next to the Hiroshima area. This EF210 somewhat sneaked up on me - hence the rather rushed composition.

 

48798529421_274a680a40_k.jpgEF210-8 at Myajimaguchi by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798527201_fc8f5b5609_k.jpgE227 Myanjimaguchi by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798169988_63855ef3ed_k.jpgE227 - Hiroshima by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798667907_8c4b93333f_k.jpgKiHa47 - Hiroshima by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798520141_8c5f6e3b5b_k.jpg500 Series Shinkansen - Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798165278_84e1d25e27_k.jpgN700 passing a 500 - Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798163008_cefd5dc10c_k.jpgEF210-314 approaching MIhara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr. Interesting that this train is being hauled by one of the banking EF210s.

 

48798656617_8b47f44c13_k.jpgIMG_2190 by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

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serotta1972

Great pictures, thanks for sharing.  I need to get better at taking pictures on my next trip.  

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cteno4

That’s ok jr, neurochrome is really the best film! 

 

Jeff

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The final set of photos start at Mihara, and take up back via Hiroshima to Osaka - where we flew to Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days before returning home. I was pleased to get a couple of decent shots of some yellow liveried units, plus we got to swallow our pride and use the Hello Kitty 500 series back from Hiroshima to Osaka. Final photo of my trip was a shot of the Nankai Rapit, which pleased me.

 

48798511311_5d9ae88e24_k.jpg115 - Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798652147_32498fd9bd_k.jpgE227 and 115 - Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798650142_21b31c0d54_k.jpgEF210-136 at Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798151873_a93bd5267d_k.jpgE227 - Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798149123_afbfc00b15_k.jpg117 - Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798500166_9284a86136_k.jpgE227 - Tadano Station by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798144573_e473ab1f82_k.jpgHikari Railstar 700 series - Mihara by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798141983_0378df56ac_k.jpgDMUs by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798492606_c6a1e04779_k.jpgSeries 500 by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798137053_0e9f7e351b_k.jpg201 EMU by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798485456_5e57a57692_k.jpgE281 - Haruka by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798134403_05970d0cde_k.jpgNankai Rapit by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

 

48798483821_20d0f47103_k.jpgRapit Profile by Claude_Dreyfus, on Flickr

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Jimbo

nice pics!!   Gives one insight on what's really there 

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tridentalx

Nice pics. You certainly got some mileage out of the JR pass.

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Claude_Dreyfus

Thanks. We certainly did get good value out of the pass. I would recommend it to anyone who travels out to Japan.

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