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The last KuMoNi 83 is on the move

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Welshbloke
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I've seen a couple of Instagram posts showing KuMoNi 83 006 being moved by road in the last day or so. Anyone know where it's going and why? It has been at the Toshiba plant for years and is now the last of its line, so hopefully long term preservation beckons.

 

 

 

 

 

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cteno4

Love how non chalant it all is in japan for a train car to be just hopping down the street pulled by a truck.

 

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Welshbloke

More photos here. It looks as if the 103 which was with it at Toshiba is on the move too:

 

 

 

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marknewton
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9 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Love how non chalant it all is in japan for a train car to be just hopping down the street pulled by a truck.


I was thinking the same thing. In Australia there'd be escort vehicles, cops, lots of flashing lights, road closures, environmental impact statements, NIMBYs protesting...

 

I really hope they're not going to be scrapped. I have models of both types in HO, they're cars I'm very partial to.

 

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Welshbloke

Isn't Japan still in an official state of emergency? Strikes me that would be an excellent time to move a couple of outsize loads.

 

I have also seen a couple of photos of the bogies on a low loader, but funnily enough most of the interest is in the bodywork.

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Socimi
8 hours ago, marknewton said:

I really hope they're not going to be scrapped. I have models of both types in HO, they're cars I'm very partial to.

 

Apparently they're both going to "Poppo Hill", an open-air railway mueseum in Chiba Prefecture.

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Welshbloke

Hopefully to be kept intact, rather than have their cabs hacked off like those unfortunate KuHa 111s.

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Welshbloke

A photo popped up earlier of the two of them in their new home:

 

Judging by the filler and primer work I expect there to be photos of fresh repaints before long.

 

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Welshbloke

Well, that was impressively rapid considering the world situation!

 

Looking good. Hopefully they can keep the vehicles well ventilated.

 

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