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Tony Galiani

 

The last train in this video is a short freight consisting of what appears to me to be four Toki 25000s.  All have tarps covering their loads.  Would anyone have any input on what they might be carrying?

Thanks,

Tony Galiani

 

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Tony Galiani

Did some more searching and came across a picture which seems to indicate these are used by Tokyo Zinc though I am not 100% certain I am getting that right.  Also, no idea what they carry - some sort of finished zinc product?

When I was in Bolivia, I saw pictures of some sort of ore being carried in box cars (closed wagons).  It was pretty low tech - mounds of the ore were placed in the box car so only a small amount could go into the wagon without slipping out.  I can't imagine that such a low tech method would be used in Japan so that is why I am wondering if it is some sort of finished product.  Or maybe some partly finished product being sent for further work?

Ciao,

Tony Galiani

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I believe they are owned or used by Toho Zinc, and are derivatives of the JNR/JR toki25000 form, but modified to carry heavier loads.  They are used to carry Zinc concentrate and seem to use fabric covers to protect them from the weather.

 

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/JR貨物トキ25000形貨車

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toho_Zinc

http://f-kawasaki.sakura.ne.jp/car/toki25000/

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A few years back, there was an incident where one of the covers came open in a station.  Thanks to photos of the incident, you can see the loose Zinc loaded inside.  I believe the cars can carry up to 40 tons each of the stuff.

 

https://togetter.com/li/1243665

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Tony Galiani

Thanks for all the info.  I had stumbled on those models and that helped me learn a bit more about that video.  (My search and translation skills need a lot of improvement!)  I really appreciate the input.  I have been watching videos to see what other freight cars are in use besides the Takis and Kokis that seem to dominate but then trying to figure out what I am seeing has been a challenge.

Cheers,

Tony Galiani

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