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Kanpai Keith

Small goods, industrial, shunting yard.

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Kanpai Keith

Hi Guys,

 

Please excuse my ignorance here but did/do Japanese railways have small goods/shunting yards or industrial works or even docks or canal?  I’m roughing out some ideas and want to include some freight operations to an urban railway.  In the U.K. they are common but I’m looking for ideas for Japanese layout.

 

Thank you.

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railsquid

Plenty, though the emphasis is more on "did", these days most freight is block container / tanker trains (though there are some small-ish container and oil yards, see e.g. here).

 

A good example of something small and urban and historical is the goods yard near Iidabashi station in Tokyo, here towards the end of its existence in 1997:

 

 

The further back you go, the more stations with freight operations you find.

 

Hachioji (in the far west of Tokyo) ca. 1993:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhSAObLQ0tk

 

A trip working at Higashi Koganei station on the Chuo Line, 1978 or 1979: https://so4338new.blogspot.com/2019/04/blog-post_79.html

 

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bill937ca

Other threads

 

Shunting at Ryuo Station (Video with Yard Diagram)

 

 

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Nick_Burman

Okawa on the Tsurumi Line looks just like what he was looking for...

 

Cheers NB

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