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Driver familiarization runs begin on Ueno Tokyo Line

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bikkuri bahn

Sunday saw the e655 trainset make a run down to Shinagawa. Video taken at Tokyo Station.

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Guest keio6000

i still dont know why i got the E655 model, except that it's such a gorgeous train.  everything that a japanese train should be.

 

has there been any further announcement or conclusive pictures on the new super azusa trains recently?

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trainsforever8

Such a beautiful train, there really isn't anything like that elsewhere

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westfalen

Using the E655 for driver familiarisation runs?  That's doing it in style.

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Steve4031

Where do these operate? The E55 just went on my to do list.

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Guest ___

Sort of a good question there on the E655, since its used for the Emperor's train, or rather one special car, and the rest of the time the E655 minus the Big Boy's car used for special excursions, is there any sort of schedule of runs or special events for the E655?.

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miyakoji

I assume that the E655 is intended for charter service on any electrified line, which is why it's AC/DC.  Sometimes charters even cross JR borders, the Tenri-kyo services come to mind, it would be cool to see this in JR West territory.

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katoftw

Add a diesel loco to the front and it can go anywhere.  Car 1 had a diesel generator to run the lights and climate control.

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Sacto1985

I believe that the 655 Series EMU was designed so it can be used to transport the Emperor around Japan on relatively short distance trips from the Tokyo area. The Emperor and his entourage usually travels by chartered Shinkansen trainsets on longer trips

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Mudkip Orange

IIRC the 655 has been taken out at least as far as Nara on multiple occasions.

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Guest ___

Just once, I'd like to ride the 655

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Mr Frosty

Stunning train. I love the forced perspective on the incline as well.

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katoftw

Boss- Attention drivers! We a gonna test out the new Tokyo-Ueno Line today.

 

Driver 1- Great! I'll take a E233 for a spin.

 

Driver 2- I'll take the E655.

 

Boss- Hell no!

 

Driver 2- C'mon boss, I'll be good.

 

Boss- Okay.  But if you scratch it, you can tell the emperor.

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