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First, this DE10 rides up on ice and derails in Akita.  While not doubting Japan's well maintained and well operated railways, I have difficulty believing that this has never happened before.  Maybe it lost its balance because the digits in its road number aren't on straight, it's really driving me nuts.  This is the Akita Rinkai Railway, and while trying to figure out where the hell it actually is (Google Map requires you to be significantly zoomed in to show it), I found that they are unfortunately ending operations in March. At least this guy has an excuse for driving something wildly off course.  Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7531443,140.0628819,204m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

 

Then I see this video about a Prius getting onto the tracks in front of a 223 series in Yasu, Shiga at this crossing: https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0835718,136.0449003,314m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Seems like entering a gated-off area and interfering with operations could have been prevented, you know?

 

Next, there are these inept guys driving a tank truck when its brakes are blown off or something, which naturally times it perfectly to collide with a 183 series on Azusa service.  The authorities decide to use a Mitsubishi Montero to try to slow it down.  Seems like, I don't know, bad governance or something.

 

Fortunately there's this cool shinkansen-steamer thing at Okama Station.  https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7115082,141.0718867,425m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

 

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3 minutes ago, miyakoji said:

Next, there are these inept guys driving a tank truck when its brakes are blown off or something, which naturally times it perfectly to collide with a 183 series on Azusa service.  The authorities decide to use a Mitsubishi Montero to try to slow it down.  Seems like, I don't know, bad governance or something.

 

 

Interesting movie! I was wondering why the truck looked old and the 183 series Azusa !  😛

 

Yeah it has been quite a week... that's why we need the Fumi-kiri song! Aint drivers suspossed to come to a stop at the white line before crossing the rails? 

 

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7 hours ago, miyakoji said:

First, this DE10 rides up on ice and derails in Akita.  While not doubting Japan's well maintained and well operated railways, I have difficulty believing that this has never happened before.  Maybe it lost its balance because the digits in its road number aren't on straight, it's really driving me nuts.  This is the Akita Rinkai Railway, and while trying to figure out where the hell it actually is (Google Map requires you to be significantly zoomed in to show it), I found that they are unfortunately ending operations in March. At least this guy has an excuse for driving something wildly off course.  Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7531443,140.0628819,204m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

 

 

There have been record-breaking amounts of snow in Akita in the last few days...

 

7 hours ago, miyakoji said:

 

Fortunately there's this cool shinkansen-steamer thing at Okama Station.  https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7115082,141.0718867,425m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

 

 

 

Hah, from the description I was expecting to see something like this:

 

 

 

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Happened to me with the Network Rail test train the other week, pesky class 156 sneaked up behind me and stopped in the platform

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 9:25 PM, railsquid said:

 

There have been record-breaking amounts of snow in Akita in the last few days...

 

 

Hah, from the description I was expecting to see something like this:

 

 

 

That looks like it belongs in the "There is a prototype for everything" thread!

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