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This train is the Limited express RYOMO bound for Akagi by series 200. The tower is the Tokyo Sky Tree, the height is 634m. The seal on the top says Look up and Keep up JAPAN under the calamity.
Photo: Apr. 29th, 2011, Narihirabashi, TOBU Isesaki line, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo station for Shinkansen is made up of two parts. A part of JR-Central is for Tokaido Shinkansen, another part of JR-East is for Tohoku/Akita/Yamagata Shinkansen and Jyoetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen.
The admission ticket is valid for both stations, so I go to the part of JR-East, also. The...
This EMU is JR series 200 type 3, manufactured since 1999, top operational speed is 245Km/H (152mph). JR East operates Super express NASUNO and YAMABIKO in JR Tohoku shinkansen line bound for Morioka and Super express TANIGAWA and TOKI in JR Jyoetsu shinkansen line bound for Niigata from Tokyo.
This van used to be an all-rail machine just like this old truck sitting across from it: http://tinyurl.com/27mzr6
For some reason he had his rails wheels taken away, and has been sitting like this for quite some time. I know that today when hi-rails dominate, such a van seems like a...
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