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JR not on board with preserving historic railway embankment

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A historic photograph of the original embankment.  Crazy how far the shoreline has moved since then!  I'm very impressed with the pulling power of that early locomotive.


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JR East plans to preserve section of Meiji-era railway remains in Tokyo

JR East President Yuji Fukasawa said at a press conference on Tuesday that the Takanawa railway embankment will be partially preserved at the existing site.

... it will preserve part of the about 730-meter-long embankment at an estimated cost of ¥30 billion to ¥40 billion.



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TV news report:


JR East feature about the embankment, second half details the section (section 4) which has the remains of a signal installation base:


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