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2chan japan rail thread, just for fun:

go http://dat.2chan.net/r/futaba.htm
bring something back, bonus points for translating.
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You do not often see an EL blowing off steam, do ya?


me but rather have the VW one or make one out of a junked Delorean
Railorean LOL


>>2863 – AFAIC, a Jaguar XJ-S loose-top would be cool, too.


Is that for steam heating?


I believe this is the steam engine behind the electric locomotive, look at the position of the steam cloud.


>>2871 – If I retranslated Giggle Translate’s utterings correctly, the EF58s did have oil-fired steam generators for heating. ETH was a late addition, and only some units got ETH equipment. #61 is not one of these, according to jp.wikipedia.

ION, #61 is mostly retired now. Cracks were found in the frame, and repairs were considered uneconomical. One can probably still spot it running light, but its hauling days are over.


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As you can tell, the GE999 project is a bit more than vapourware.


Just a reminder to everyone, please keep all of your images SFW. Just because it's not sexual doesn't mean it's SFW.


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Are Hokkaido's railroads as Frozen as this?


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My commute is not this long! happyhappyjoyjoy


das sick


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Looks like this rental should be a nice little earner for its owner.


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Ear plugs… check.
Ear protectors… check.
Image… check.
Music video… check. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4tEC2uMFB4
Submit button… click.


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So *that's* how you get to Narita Airport!


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Warning – Low bridge!


Less than 4 feet! I wonder what the purpose of the bridge is? Animal Crossing?


I was all ready to say "it's clearly a pedestrian path" and then I realized that four feet is stupid low.

Maybe it is, though. Maybe Willy Wonka moved his factory to Japan and this is in the Oompa Loompa's housing district.


Four foot is about average height for Japan, isn't it?

I was going to make a joke about what happens if a vehicle hits it, but the gauge is probably wrong.


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A quick pictorial explanation of what happened when a JR Central N700 trainset derailed earlier this month.


Still high enough for the average Jap to go under without crouching.


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Pre-scrapped stock? Parts donors? Just a ka-lunk away, mon.


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Anyone sad every time you read one of these?


JR West Sanko Line (goes from Sea of Japan side in Totori to the middle of Hiroshima) closing down as of the next timetable revision March 2018



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I love that remark on how Uzui has 0 passengers per day figure so to hell with barrier free! It doesn't get passengers but bloody hell it's a long line that's closing.

Also, ??? Toblerone Kintetsu train makes it to print, among others.


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>Go to /r/
>Find thread REEEEEEing about Korean language signage.

never change 2chan


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I wonder how many would like a play desk like this…


I'm 25 and I would still play with that.


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Based on the show of brains, this oughta be a zombie with a camera.


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Spotted this ‘anteater’ while looking around.

Oh, and below, for a short while, is a wax-nostalgic thread about the JNR 103 EMU, which was mustered off the Osaka Loop Line on October the third:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/103_series – For the record, the type is now in its sixth decade of operation. Wonder how many will be running in 2064…


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An attack of Teh Cutez. Something about this perhaps being refugees from the Kiso Forest Railway. My words, not theirs.


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Seems that fhe first railroad to run dual-mode buses in regular traffic will be a tiny one on Shikoku, the Asa Coastal Railway, whose only line is ca. 8,5 km long.


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An Unimog? Keio? Right unexpected, I gotta say.


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Psch! Brake open these troublesome bottles with this Kyoto Railway Museum souvenir.


That looks like a fresh idea.


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Japanese railway stations are so large that…


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Too bad this is still a shoop.


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That’s Maribel from the now-defunct Shimotsui Electric Railway. Ain’t she a beaut?


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The nearest house to Kobe Electric Railway’s Miki station went up in flames two days ago and took the station building with it.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrxYbWVSlFo – GBTC turned around just in time…


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The bomb helped to preserve the trams in Japan!

Honk when you see the Hiroden! (This is Nagasaki though.)


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And this weird contraption too.

Oddly enough, the discussion in the thread was about automatic railroad crossing signals, or something.

Japan seems to have a bunch of these interurban like services intact that are legally operated as railways, so they don't show up on the lists of tramway systems.


Yes, the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botchan_Ressha is something different, isn’t it?

Unless Giggle Translate made a bigger hash of the text than usual, the thread began as a question about an odd device, apparently called a ‘trolley contactor’. It is an insulated switch activated by a passing trolley or pantograph that can then affect nearby signals and/or points.


On old streetcar systems switches were often thrown by drawing power over a special electric circuit before the switch. Generally modern systems use radio control switches but a lot of the unmodernized streetcar systems in Japanese C-cities still use the old method (no electronics, will last forever).


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Ow, that has *got* to hurt…


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Looks familiar? I am quite sure this is the Japanese cover for “Unstoppable”.


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I German cities particular least there's also in use this "switching magnet" system. It's very un-googleable when you don't know the right Anglo-Saxon jargon.

Ilmajohto = catenary
Vaihteenkääntökeskus = point turning cabinet (by the way, there were originally 600 V resistors, but these were not reliable enough for some reason)
Kääntörele = point turning relay
lankasulake = wire fuse
Vaunu = car
vaihteenlämmityskeskus = point heating cabinet
termostaattiohjaus = thermostat control
täysteho = full power
Ajokiskot = tracks
kääntörele = point turning relay
kääntömagneetti koneisto = (point) turning magnet machinery

What sort of system it is, this radio system? Some suitably modulated analog signal or some really secial protocol with encryption and everything?

Apparently some systems use infrared:

Though this may be an urban legend.


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reed box, bout 10 m away.

The rules say, reportedly, that a driver must approach in such a speed that they can stop in 7 meters if necessary and no car may pass the relay box before the previous tram has cleared the switch.

I suppose special wire section or special senser between the tracks kind of systems areinherently vulnerable to multitrack drifting.


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Not sure what this is supposed to be. Not sure I even *want* to know what this is supposed to be.


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