Japan rail images: 21/08/09

Posted on August 21st, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

Two views from the Osaka area in late July.

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JR FREIGHT(JRF) EF66-0 Bo-Bo-Bo 1,500V dc electric locomotive No. 35 shows off its shapely lines as it hums over the level crossing at Higashi-Yodogawa station (one stop north of Shin-Osaka), Osaka Prefecture, with an eastbound container service on July 28th, 2009. In the background, on the left, can be seen a sign for one of Japan’s ubiquitous Pachinko parlours - a national obsession!

JR貨物 EF66-0 Bo-Bo-Bo 直流1500V 電気機関車 35 @ 東淀川駅、大阪府、日本、2009年7月28日。

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Japan rail images: 18/08/09

Posted on August 18th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

More colourful multiple units and locos from Japan.

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POSSIBLY THE CUTEST livery for a train of all time, a JR East/East Japan Railway 485 series EMU (with driving trailers Nos. 481-1015 & 481-1016) wears a colourful red/black scheme for Ban-Etsu Line operations decorated with little cows. The dual-voltage (1,500V dc/20kV ac) unit is pictured about to depart from Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, with an ‘Aizu Liner’ rapid service to Aizuwakamatsu on July 24th, 2009.

JR東日本 485系 特急あいづ @ 郡山駅、福島県、日本、2009年7月24日。

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Japan rail images: 09/07/09

Posted on August 9th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

Spot the difference, JRF’s EF210-0 & EF210-100 illustrated.

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JR FREIGHT (JRF) EF210-100 No. 112 speeds off the flyover and onto the Musashino line, at Niishi-Urawa, Saitama prefecture, on July 17th, 2009, with a smart train of Japan Oil Termina Co. bogie tank wagons. There are a number of subtle differences between this, the second production batch of 1,500V dc electric EF210s, and the original build. Note the Eco-Power branding and single-arm pantographs for instance.

JR貨物 EF210-100 Bo-Bo-Bo 直流1,500V 電気機関車 112 @ 西浦和駅、埼玉県、日本、2009年7月17日。

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Japan rail images: 07/08/09

Posted on August 7th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

A pair of the cute little ED75s, still hanging around in Northern Japan.

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CONTAINER SERVICES ARE by far the main employment for the remaining JR Freight (JRF) ED75-1000 Bo-Bo 20kV ac electric locomotives based out of Sendai depot in Northern Japan. On July 20th, 2009, No. 1010 powers a southbound intermodal through the bleak surroundings of Rikuzen-Sanno station, in Miyagi Prefecture (just north of Sendai itself).

JR貨物 EF75-1000 Bo-Bo 交流20kV 電気機関車 1010 @ 陸前山王駅、宮城県 、日本、2009/7/20.

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Japan rail images: 05/08/09

Posted on August 5th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

Two smart examples of the classic EF81 electric.

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THE PLAIN RED livery on JR East/East Japan Railway Co. EF81 Bo-Bo-Bo 1,500V dc/20kV ac electric locomotive No. 94 has been tastefully amended with a shooting star logo reflecting its sleeper duties as it awaits its next duty at Tabata Yard, Kita Ward, Tokyo, Japan, on July 19th, 2009.

JR 東日本 枕木 EF81 Bo-Bo-Bo 直流1,500V/交流20kV 電気機関車 94 @ 田端、北区、東京都、日本、2009/7/19.

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