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  1. Interesting video, location is the Shimayacho Crossing, near Ajikawaguchi Station on JR West Yumesaki Line. Numerous shots of the various types of commercial trucks that can be seen. This YouTube user has other railway crossing videos of locations in the Kansai area.
  2. Last month the MLIT released a list of 58 railway road crossings which were top candidates for improvement (or elimination via grade separation). Keio Railway led the list with 25 railway crossings that posed safety risks and/or congestion choke points. Second on the list was JR Kyushu, with 6 locations. Third was JR Tokai, with 5 locations. The remaining railways had three or less candidate locations. It must be noted that the Keio Railway crossings in question will be eliminated with the completion of the (currently under construction) elevation of the Keio Main Line between Sasazuka and Sengawa (7.2km). http://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/118244 Actual list of those crossings, from the MLIT: http://www.mlit.go.jp/common/001126608.pdf
  3. Railsquid mentioned in the Todoroki thread about the Seibu Shinjuku Line partial undergrounding. It will result in the elimination of numerous grade crossings in this portion of Nakano Ward, which typically remain open for periods of only 20 to 30 seconds during rush hours, causing major motor traffic congestion. Completion scheduled to be 2020. This is one which will be eliminated, located between Araiyakushi and Numabukuro- officially called the Araiyakushi #2 Crossing, which is where the Nakano Road crosses the Shinjuku Line. Video taken earlier this month. *get your pics while you can...
  4. apparently recent storms led to rusting and subsequent malfunction of detection sensors.
  5. Great video taken from a nearby grade crossing of the morning rush hour services at Nankai's Hamadera Koen Station. This station is due to be elevated, thereby destroying all the charm of this location (and making it impossible to watch trains at grade)- I therefore plan to visit this summer. Note the great variety of Nankai rolling stock, as well as the unusual position of the up local platform (a tell-tale remnant of former stub-end services). *I like these types of single position, minimally edited videos, you can soak in the atmosphere of the location, as if you were actually train-watching there.
  6. I have long ignored the Seibu Railway, perhaps because it's located in an area far from my usual haunts in southern Tokyo/Kanagawa Pref. However my growing interest in the shrinking number of flat junctions as well as the recent establishment of through running on the Toyoko Line have sparked some curiousity in this major suburban railway. Tokorozawa is the heart of this railway, being the junction of the Ikebukuro and Shinjuku Lines. The view from the south end is especially interesting- in the following video, the left side is the Ikebukuro Line, with the flyover in the distance, the middle are layover tracks, and the far right is the Shinjuku Line. All of this is crossed by a road in the foreground, making for an interesting train watching scene: The following zooms into the Ikebukuro Line portion during the evening rush. You can see the variety of rolling stock that uses this line, including Tokyo Metro stock. Station announcements as well as destination indicators on the trains makes for easy identification:
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