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Modellbahn JP

Hello members!

 

I've been a rail fan for 50 years and taking photos from 1970s and videos from 1990s.

Recently, I'm trying to digitalization them to share and wiil leisurely upload here

It would be hard to watch as a part of Video because it's my home video and people who are seen there are blurred to protect their privacy.

I'm glad you to enjoy my collections! 

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Kiha66

Thanks for sharing Modellbahn, I look forward to seeing your photos.

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Modellbahn JP
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Blue Train "Izumo"  arrived at Yokohama station in (maybe) 1999

 


 

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(JNR Series 181 EMU Express "Toki" at Kedosawa bridge, between Tuchitaru and Echigo-Nakazato in 1976)

 

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(JNR Series 181 EMU Express "Toki" run between Tuchitaru and Echigo-Nakazato at in 1976

 

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(JNR Series 181 EMU Express "Toki" near Kawaguchi in 1976

 

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miyakoji
On 7/4/2021 at 8:12 PM, Modellbahn JP said:

Blue Train "Izumo"  arrived at Yokohama station in (maybe) 1999

Is it EF65 1115?  If so, it's still in service and there are some very recent videos of it on YouTube.  Seeing the same piece of equipment then and now is one of the many interesting aspects of old photos/video.  Thanks Modellbahn JP!

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Modellbahn JP

Thank you for your comment !@miyakoji

 

Yes, that's right!

I heard EF65-1115 was under maintenance and came back 4 months  ago.

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Modellbahn JP

I visited Umekoji steam locomotive museum(former Kyoto railway museum) in 1976.

 

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JNR Class C62 No.2 steam locomotive called "Swallow Engine"

 

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Front view

 

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Class C53 and C51 steam locomotive

 

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JGR Class 8620 steam locomotive(built in 1914 and the most oldest loco of now-existing 8620 )

 

 

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Szdfan

I’ve been running across C62 2 a lot lately. American photographer Victor Hand photographed her pulling the Sapporo-Hakodate Express on Hokkaido in the early 70’s. Glad to see that she’s preserved. 

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Kamome

I loved the 181 photos. The one on Kedosawa bridge is incredible. I have a 12 car Kato N scale 181 Toki which I love. Those bonnet designs were just iconic and the JNR Tokyus were fantastic colour schemes.

 

Weirdly, I used to live in southern Gunma prefecture in the early 2000s, but hadn't rediscovered my childhood interest in railways until after I had moved to Kyushu. A wasted opportunity although most of the interesting trains had vanished before then. Usui Toge for example. 

 

Anyway, when you get the chance, keep the amazing photos coming. 

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Modellbahn JP

Hello! @Szdfan

 

I think "Sapporo-Hakodate Express" you said was called as "Niseko" and remember a lot of rail fan had been to Hokkaido then.

 

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Modellbahn JP

Hello! @Kamome

 

It was easier than now to take photos near rail or step into a path which staff walked throuh when I went.

 

I also wasted opportunity which I think I had to do.

 

I'm keeping to share my photos!

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lighthouse
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@Modellbahn JPThanks for sharing! The Locomotive C53 45 is the last one of these class? It was originally planned streamlined or only c53 43?

 

About C62 2, nice to see this loco is aktive today, sadly the only one of the C62 class. Could be very interesting to see 2 aktive C62 side by side or together with one train. Express "Niseko" was the last real heavy steam-train in the early 70s, before change to the DD51-locos. Unfortunately, for comparison, I only grew up at the end of the 80s and have not seen the regular use of steam locomotives in the german democratic republic (eastern germany). I think it was a joy for many rail fans to watch the last years of "Niseko".

 

Regards, Ulli

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roadstar_na6

Is C62 2 actually operated under coal or just on compressed air? 🤔

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lighthouse
16 minutes ago, roadstar_na6 said:

Is C62 2 actually operated under coal or just on compressed air? 🤔

C62 2 operated under coal 🙂

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roadstar_na6

Ah intersting, it's a wasted potential then that it just runs these few hundred meters at the museum back and forth.

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Modellbahn JP
4 hours ago, lighthouse said:

@Modellbahn JPThanks for sharing! The Locomotive C53 45 is the last one of these class? It was originally planned streamlined or only c53 43?

 

About C62 2, nice to see this loco is aktive today, sadly the only one of the C62 class. Could be very interesting to see 2 aktive C62 side by side or together with one train. Express "Niseko" was the last real heavy steam-train in the early 70s, before change to the DD51-locos. Unfortunately, for comparison, I only grew up at the end of the 80s and have not seen the regular use of steam locomotives in the german democratic republic (eastern germany). I think it was a joy for many rail fans to watch the last years of "Niseko".

 

Regards, Ulli

Hello.

C53 45 is only one of now-existing C53 and wasn't originally planned to customize.

 

I rode Niseko which DD51 started to haul after 4〜5 years.

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I visited Yokokawa and Karuizawa to take photos at Usui pass in 1976

 

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At Karuizawa dept in 1976

 

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EF63×2 hauled Exp. Asama around Karuizawa station

 

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EF63×2 careen off into a tunnel at Kumanohira 

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Out of interest, what kind of locos were at the front of the cargo trains, EF62s?

 

Nice to see some images before they got their radio antennas and the Tokyu liveries got a little more garish. 

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Szdfan
10 hours ago, Modellbahn JP said:

Hello! @Szdfan

 

I think "Sapporo-Hakodate Express" you said was called as "Niseko" and remember a lot of rail fan had been to Hokkaido then.

 

Thanks for that clarification. In the 1970’s there were a number of books published in the West about the end of worldwide steam by photographers like Ron Ziel and Victor Hand. These books often had great photographs, but not a lot of information and made a lot of mistakes. 
 

Thank goodness for the Internet and forums like this. I appreciate your involvement here.

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Modellbahn JP
12 hours ago, Kamome said:

Out of interest, what kind of locos were at the front of the cargo trains, EF62s?

 

Nice to see some images before they got their radio antennas and the Tokyu liveries got a little more garish. 

Hello.

Sorry, I made a mistake.

Locos of Cargo train are EF62+EF63.

Maybe, a loco near Yo 50000 is EF62 and a one near a tunnel is EF63.

 

According to wikipedia about radio antennas, these were attached from 1990. 

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Modellbahn JP
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JR-Kyusyu Series 485 EMU "Red Express" at Kitsuki station in 1996

 

 

 

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lighthouse
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4 hours ago, Modellbahn JP said:

Hello.

Sorry, I made a mistake.

Locos of Cargo train are EF62+EF63.

Maybe, a loco near Yo 50000 is EF62 and a one near a tunnel is EF63.

 

According to wikipedia about radio antennas, these were attached from 1990. 

 

Hello,

 

it seems both locos behind the Yo5000 are EF63 (Yokokawa direction) and the EF62 (Karuizawa direction) is not shown in the picture.

Easy to understand:

 

( wiseacres mode on)

 

uphill (Yokokawa to Karuizawa) = <- EF62+Freight train+EF63+EF63

downhill (Karuizawa to Yokokawa) = Freight train+EF62+EF63+EF63 ->

 

(wiseacres mode off)

 

@Kamome On this route, all trains with freight trains and loco-pulled passenger trains were pulled by class EF62. I never noticed in pictures and videos other locos between Yokokawa and Karuizawa.

 

Regards, Ulli

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Modellbahn JP
1 hour ago, lighthouse said:

 

Hello,

 

it seems both locos behind the Yo5000 are EF63 (Yokokawa direction) and the EF62 (Karuizawa direction) is not shown in the picture.

Easy to understand:

 

( wiseacres mode on)

 

uphill (Yokokawa to Karuizawa) = <- EF62+Freight train+EF63+EF63

downhill (Karuizawa to Yokokawa) = Freight train+EF62+EF63+EF63 ->

 

(wiseacres mode off)

 

@Kamome On this route, all trains with freight trains and loco-pulled passenger trains were pulled by class EF62. I never noticed in pictures and videos other locos between Yokokawa and Karuizawa.

 

Regards, Ulli

Thank you for pointing out!

 

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Kamome

Ok thanks. I was familiar with the EF63 in pairs, but just wondered whether any locomotives other than EF62s came up the pass. 

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Modellbahn JP

Blue Train "Sakura" arrived at Kokura station in 1996

 

 

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