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    Train surfing Indonesia style

    The ones at grade, perhaps, but the elevated portions on the KRL Jabodetabek are pretty well maintained and are built to Japanese standards.
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    Kintetsu Safety Barrier

    Another reason for these barriers- for the partially blind, who can still sense light and darkness, may mistake these gaps as a door opening. Recently a disabled woman fell between two cab cars coupled face to face on the JR Kobe Line, and died.
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    27 subways in the Tokyo megalopolis

    More of a Hikifune guy (I'm a big Tokyu 8500 series fan, lost interest in the Toyoko Line after the 8000 series were retired), but I see your point.:)
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    27 subways in the Tokyo megalopolis

    Looking towards Den'en Chofu, perhaps taken from the platform end at Tamagawa Station?
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    Kintetsu Safety Barrier

    The miscreant may actually have a valid ticket to ride, but in an alcoholic haze, or a sudden loss of rational thought (for example, after just missing the train) he may be tempted to wedge himself in that space. As far as impalement, there is a reason there are copious amounts of warning lines...
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    Kintetsu Safety Barrier

    Eja is correct, these devices are also used to keep riders (typically drunkards) from hitching a ride al fresco. It has happened in the Kansai area, which is considred by some to have more idiots than Tokyo.
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    Comment by 'moha113' in media 'Via 692 Stop'

    Love those Budd coaches, still going strong. That F40 is sure doing a good imitation of an Alco!
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    Comment by 'moha113' in media 'End of the Line'

    Nice picture, thought it was a European location at first glance. The angled building adds some balance and character to the shot, IMO. BTW-kudos to Seattle for choosing that distinctive orange paint scheme!
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    Comment by 'moha113' in media 'Watching trailers go by'

    Lucky kid. One of the great places to watch trains in SoCal. Spent quite a few Saturdays there back when I was in college(before the place was renovated and when "proper" AT&SF warbonnets were the norm). One of the few places in the Southland where you can ride a train in, see a...
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    Comment by 'moha113' in media 'PRR at night..'

    Trackside at a small town location, grade crossing, position light signal piercing the darkness- it could still be 1957. Doesn't get any better than this.
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    Comment by 'moha113' in media 'PRR at night..'

    Love those position light signals. Glad to see some are still soldiering on in old PRR territory. Got them here in Japan too- but much, much more numerous. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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