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93580 No.130082   [Reply]

Trains and beer... niiice...


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>> No.130089  

A hair of the Koskenkorva that bit you... no wonder it worked like magic.

>> No.130090  


Actually gin, premixed with delicious and cool grape soda.

>> No.130097  

That's cool, I'm going to Tokyo in a few weeks so I'll maybe check it out. What other good train related stuff is there?

>> No.130099  

Pretty much the whole city. Tokyo is a Mecca for railfans whether they specialise in freight or inner-city or inter-city passenger service.

Be sure to get one of those multi-system passes you can use on the JRs, city railways and small rural railways. They're ridiculously cheap and allow you to ride all over Japan in the comfort of a train.

>> No.130106  

Japan-wide list of museums, some of which are in or near Tokyo: http://www.kisekigo.com/jrmus/

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It depends on what you want out of it. Plenty of hobby shops in Akihabara and plenty of train museums (as per above).
Notably the JR East museum which has a Shinkansen viewing platform
Otherwise there's also nice train viewing spots like the bridge above the tracks near Meguro
Or the bridge over the Kanda like
Or you can just get a platform ticket and just lounge around places like Tokyo Station - a lot of the good stuff is inside the ticket gates.
Oh and check out the big ekiben shop there too, they have one with ekiben from all over Japan.

If you're going as a tourist though, Tokyo is only a drop in the ocean and it'd be a waste to only see the Metropolis. Really, Tokyo might as well be its own separate country. Unless you're just transiting in which case I can understand - just be aware that if you're going via NRT that it's almost an hour away from Tokyo. It's quite literally in the middle of the countryside.

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>> No.130108  

I'm there for 2 weeks so plenty of time to see stuff, we've got 7 day JR passes so we'll be making the most out of them. Going to Kyoto etc...

Going with non-railfan friends but I'll probably be able to go off on my own at some point and see some stuff so I'll bear all this in mind

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I can only blindly guess you're probably the person who also posted on /p/ about it. Likewise, by extension, once you get out of the touristy places, you can also see the "real" Japan, that is places that rarely see tourists. It's quite a surreal experience there too.
But even so, the touristy places near the cities are always still good spots. It all depends on the scene you want.

PS. The man behind the ticket machine if you press the help button is very real.

>> No.130170  


>Otherwise there's also nice train viewing spots like the bridge above the tracks near Meguro

The article also says it's Meguro but the video and picture in the article are of the bridge just north of Nippori?
Which is right?

>> No.130171  

Whoops. It would indeed be near Nippori. The K'Sei line is a nice way to remember it. I haven't been to it yet!

No.130169   [Reply]

Was started in the 1870s by Rio Grande

No.130136   [Reply]

Whilst critiquing Russian driving...


We need these in the US!!

>> No.130138  

Yeah... no. I can see it now, malfunctioning gates and they are stuck up blocking traffic.

People running into them and wrecking cars. Cant wait!

>> No.130139  


Well that's their own dumb fault. Better to wreck your bumper than be hit by a 110mph passenger train. One has a much higher survivability than the other...

The other ones that I think are hilarious are when a car tries to follow a bus where a car isn't allowed and they get caught by the rising bollards in the UK.

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We've got 'em surrounding the Capitol building in DC, as well as other sekrit gubmint entrances...they're certainly effective.

>> No.130155  


I think the southern portal of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel has a mechanical barricade at the south entrance.

>> No.130167  


It does

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94145 No.130165   [Reply]


A bit less dark territory left, then.

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41588 No.130160   [Reply]

Rochelle IL. Train Vs Pedestrian in four day old quiet zone

Slow clap


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It's a yo-yo thing, or at least it is for the quiet zone in the town south of me with several crossings right in the middle of all the shops. Everyone complains about the horns, so they declare it a quiet zone, and then too many people get hit, so they repeal the horn rules, and then everyone complains about the noise, so...

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Who won?

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383276 No.130095   [Reply]

come on ride on!

>> No.130096  

i mustn't run away...

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>> No.130102  


>the beginning
>that noise
>those flashes


>> No.130157  

This pleases me.

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353510 No.130149   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt1j5rQngMI -- If you gotta evacuate, might as well do so in style. Especially if there's a cuppa at the end of the walk.


The tl;dr? A wire snapped, thus no traction current.

>> No.130150  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5hjzjiMIZg and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-1L0NGrEDY -- About five thousand commuters were affected by this failure.

>> No.130154  

Was wondering about that when I saw reports on the twitterverse. The pics showed open windows so it looked like they were there for a while as it's fairly cool now.

But then this also adds to my running joke that everything wrong (or exciting?) with Japan happens in or near Osaka.

Clearly JR West needs to shore up JR East (a few videos of trains near Tokyo with snapped wires in the snow having people stand on the roof in the dead of night and fixing it then and there, also another of them poking the pantographs with sticks to get them lifted)!

>> No.130164  

Saw that last clip, too. Fair scary.

No.130143   [Reply]

I like trains

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1261672 No.130126   [Reply]

I bring to you a spy shot of UP 844 in its test run prior to resuming service early next year.

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The realism rivals that of Train Simulator 2045

>> No.130128  

That red and green scheme might be taking the "Santa" in "Santa Fe" a bit too seriously.

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376444 No.130124   [Reply]

Found this on the internet. Quite amusing.

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