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JR East - Tsugaru Line, Shin-Aomori to Mimmaya

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For anyone interested in modelling rural northern Honshu, this is a must see. I recommend it for everyone else as well :). This is a 3-video series by YT uploader karibajct.

JR East's hybrid HB-E300 trains entered into service in October 2010 in two general locations: Aomori and Yamagata in far northwestern Honshu, and Nagano, Yamanashi, and Niigata, the Koshinetsu region roughly in northern central Honshu. There are only 10 cars in 4 trainsets, three 2-car sets and one 4-car set.

In these videos we see a 2-car Resort Asunaro set on the Resort Asunaro Tappi service. Starting at Shin-Aomori, the train goes to Aomori and then reverses to take the Tsugaru Line (not the Tsugaru Kaikyo Line) to Mimmaya. Karibajct made these recordings on April 13, 2013, and there's still snow on the ground in some places.

Shin-Aomori to Shin-Aburakawa - 8:50 arrives at Aomori, 14:10 passes Aomori Depot, there are some E751 intermediate cars and some Kanto-area rolling stock stored here.



Shin-Aburakawa junction to Kanita - some Tsugaru Shamisen around 13:50


Kanita to Mimmura - the Tsugaru and Tsugaru Kaikyo lines split at Shin-Nakaoguni junction at 7:45, and the Hokkaido Shinkansen is under construction at 10:10. Lonely, lonely Mimmura Station is at 33:55.



Wikipedia articles:

Google map centered between Shin-Aomori and Aomori: http://maps.google.com/?ll=40.825988,140.723963&spn=0.026824,0.048022&t=m&z=15
Google map centered on Kanita Station, about halfway along the line: http://maps.google.com/?ll=41.038076,140.642445&spn=0.013369,0.024011&t=m&z=16
Google map centered on Mimmaya Station: http://maps.google.com/?ll=41.186018,140.444562&spn=0.013339,0.024011&t=m&z=16

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