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  1. This is over 2 weeks old now, but I noticed this article about a new station to be built on the San'in/Sagano Line between Kyoto and Tambaguchi. Expected completion is spring 2019. It will be built where the line crosses Shichijo-dori (7th avenue, street, etc) in the Kankiji neighborhood of Shimogyo Ward, 1.7km from Kyoto Station, and only 0.8km from Tambaguchi. It seems like its specific purpose is serving the new Kyoto Railway Museum, although that will open spring 2016. It'll be a side platform station with 2 elevators and 4 escalators. Cost is expected to be about 4.9 billion yen; by today's exchange rate, that's about 52.8 million AUD, 41.2 million USD, or 26.7 million GBP. http://response.jp/article/2015/02/02/243204.html
  2. In case any of you have the Tetsudo Collection models of these two cars, here's all the detail you'll ever need . The Kyoto Railway Museum is making great use of that display track. Some months ago they had EF210-310, fresh from the factory. These were built from two 101 series cars in December 1981. KURU 144-15 started life as KUHA 101-32, built September 21, 1964, while KUMORU 145-1015 was originally KUMOHA 101-13, built August 22, 1958. There is a note with the information about 101-13, but I can't quite make it out. by Dr. Yellow move by charonzoom by Ayokoi
  3. Have we decided on whether we're writing KUHANE or KuHaNe? Anywho, KuHaNe 581-53, which is now all that's left of JR West 583 series formation B6, had been stored at Suita since its last Kitaguni run, a seasonal service sometime around new year 2013. It's now at Umekoji, to be displayed at the Kyoto Railway Museum that's set to open in a little over a year. It has been restored to its JNR-era livery, and as you can see in the link, JNR emblems have been put in place below the cab windows, as they would have been. http://railf.jp/news/2015/02/15/193000.html on a related note, it looks like the old Modern Transportation Museum domain is hosting a page for the new museum: http://www.mtm.or.jp/kyoto
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