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New Episode!

 

The Blue Ribbon & Laurel Prize: Japan's Best New Trains

July 10, 2020

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2049087/

 

Established in 1953, the Japan Railfan Club (which has more than 3,000 members) awards its "Blue Ribbon Prize" and "Laurel Prize" to outstanding new vehicles that began service the previous year. From the 16 new vehicles nominated in 2020, Seibu Railway's "Laview" was awarded the "Blue Ribbon Prize," while JR Shikoku's Series 2700 diesel car was awarded the "Laurel Prize." Join us and Mr. Kato Hiroyuki (one of the directors of the Japan Railfan Club) as we take a closer look at the recipients, the different technologies, and the designs.

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Socimi

Nice, this seems like it will be another very interesting episode!

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bobbodaclown

New Episode!

 

Bicycle Onboard: Cycling with JR East
July 31, 2020

 

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https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/japanrailway/20200731/2049088/

 

JR East's cycle train, which stopped running due to the coronavirus pandemic, resumed operation from July. B.B.BASE (Boso Bicycle Base) began service in 2018. Noticing an increase in cyclists, JR East's Chiba branch decided to develop a "wheel-on wheel-off" cyclist-friendly train, with the goal of becoming the base for cyclists around the Boso Peninsula. Join us as we take a closer look at Japan's first dedicated cycle train, as well as the history of bicycles and trains in Japan with special guest Michael Rice from "CYCLE AROUND JAPAN."

 

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bobbodaclown

New Episode!

 

Heisei Chikuho Railway: A Tourist Train Recovering from the Pandemic
August 7, 2020

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/upld/thumbnails/en/tv/japanrailway/cbca287accdfec6572ce4bc420a7903e_large.jpg

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/japanrailway/20200807/2049089/


Heisei Chikuho Railway is a third sector railway in Fukuoka Prefecture. In 2018, they began operating "Japan's slowest tourist train," serving French cuisine made from fresh local produce onboard. Unfortunately, this service was discontinued due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the company is getting ready to resume its operation. See how the company plans to come back, and what plans the company president has for the future of the Heisei Chikuho Railway.

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New Episode!

 

Tsugaru Railway: Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

September 18, 2020

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/upld/thumbnails/en/tv/japanrailway/1538c3eb0979114148d28474544495d4_large.jpg

 

Celebrating its 90th year, Tsugaru Railway in Aomori Prefecture runs by many popular tourist spots, and the railway's "stove train" is also a popular tourist attraction in winter. However, the impact of the coronavirus has caused sales revenue to drop by 70% compared to the previous year. Known for his unique ideas, see how the company's president plans to survive and come back from the coronavirus pandemic.

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On 7/22/2020 at 3:54 AM, bobbodaclown said:

New Episode!

 

Bicycle Onboard: Cycling with JR East
July 31, 2020

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/upld/thumbnails/en/tv/japanrailway/3d413ecee757c4c124360d0482eb2727_large.jpg

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/japanrailway/20200731/2049088/

 

JR East's cycle train, which stopped running due to the coronavirus pandemic, resumed operation from July. B.B.BASE (Boso Bicycle Base) began service in 2018. Noticing an increase in cyclists, JR East's Chiba branch decided to develop a "wheel-on wheel-off" cyclist-friendly train, with the goal of becoming the base for cyclists around the Boso Peninsula. Join us as we take a closer look at Japan's first dedicated cycle train, as well as the history of bicycles and trains in Japan with special guest Michael Rice from "CYCLE AROUND JAPAN."

 

Getting caught up with Japan Railway Journal - wow, this is first class service for cyclists.  I hope it still in operation when I return to Japan in 202xx- this is definitely going on my to do list.  Now, let's go look for the model train.  

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Ochanomizu

Hello,

 

That must be Ryo's favourite jacket .... it's featured in quite a few episodes over the last year or so.

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14 hours ago, Ochanomizu said:

Hello,

 

That must be Ryo's favourite jacket .... it's featured in quite a few episodes over the last year or so.

 

He must keep it locked by now... otherwise it would be wandering around on its own accord...

 

 

Cheers NB

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ijontichy

Looks like the channel got yanked.

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bobbodaclown

New Episode!

 

JR Freight: In Business for the Long Haul
October 16, 2020

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/upld/thumbnails/en/tv/japanrailway/a51aed6e15980f5c714f342f113e74d8_large.jpg


In March 2020, JR Freight opened a large-scale distribution center, "Tokyo Rail Gate West." This center was set up as an all-in-one facility to store and transport goods easily and efficiently in response to a nationwide shortage of long-haul truck drivers. Compared to road freight, rail freight has less impact on the environment and requires fewer workers to operate (a boon in the time of COVID-19). See JR Freight's plans to become a total-service distributor after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fenway Park

Enjoyed the episode last night. Good to see positive news from JRF.

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Keith

It was a great episode, something different from usual, it’s good to see the modal shift occurring.

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Pavlik

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know where I might be able to find the following older episodes of Japan Railway Journal?:

 

Episode 03 (Season 2015, Episode 03) - Isumi Railway: There's Nothing Here!

Episode 07 (Season 2015, Episode 07) - The Secret Of Operating Preserved Steam Locomotives

Episode 08 (Season 2015, Episode 08) -  Special Preview - Hokkaido Shinkansen: Hopes And Challenges

Episode 09 (Season 2015, Episode 09) - Yamanote Line: The Green Rotating Heart of Tokyo

Episode 10 (Season 2016, Episode 01) - Seven Stars In Kyushu: The Local Revitalizing Cruise Train

Episode 12 (Season 2016, Episode 03) - Earthquake Safety: What 5 Years Has Taught Us

Episode 23 (Season 2016, Episode 14) - Railways Back On Track: Six Months After The Kumamoto Earthquakes

Episode 32 (Season 2017, Episode 06) - Using Railways To Promote Local Tourism: Kyushu Railway Company's Strategy

 

Cheers in advance for any pointers!

 

Pavlik

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bobbodaclown

New Episode!

Beyond the Pandemic: Discussing the Railway with Industrial Designer Mitooka Eiji
October 30, 2020


Internationally acclaimed industrial designer Mitooka Eiji is Japan's leading designer of railway vehicles. He has worked on more than 40 trains across Japan, including the luxury cruise train "Seven Stars in Kyushu" and JR Kyushu's Series 800 Shinkansen, as well as local railway trains such as Shinano Railway's "Rokumon" and Wakayama Electric Railway's "Tama Train." His latest work, "36+3," makes its debut in October. In this program, Mr. Mitooka shares his thoughts on how the railway will change after the coronavirus pandemic.

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