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Railroad tracks

I took a trip to Yokohama yesterday. There are many places being redeveloped and the old railroad tracks and bridges and storage warehouses have been preserved as part of the new landscape in the Minato Mirai area. It is great to see…

Railway Construction

There has been a lot of railway construction going on recently around Shibuya station. The Fukutoshin (副都心線) line construction was completed between Wako and Shibuya linking through Ikebukuro (池袋) and Shinjuku san-chome (新宿三丁目). The…

E5 Shinkansen + Quiz answers

The first media test run of the new E5 Shinkansen was on the 17th June, 2009. The Sankei Newspaper had some good photos you can see. Click on the arrow buttons to see the rest of the photos on their site. The E5 Series Shinkansen…

Japan Railways

While out the other day at Ikspiari, Maihama, next to DisneyLand, I found a store that specialized in model railway parts, bus models and generally all types of accessories connected with JR Railways. Amongst the items I…

The Train to Odaiba

The train to Odaiba, otherwise known as the Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit, TWR or 東京臨海高速鉄道 runs its basic route from Osaki on the Yamaonote line to Shin-Kiba connecting with the Yuraku-cho Line and the JR Keiyo Line. It is a quick…