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  1. YouTube member azumatakeshi filmed a video of a trip on the last run of Tobu 1800系 train 1819F on May 20, 2018: The train essentially ran the route of the Ryōmō limited express service, particularly from Tobu Isesaki Station all the way back to Tobu Asakusa Station via the Tobu Isesaki and SkyTree lines. YouTube member (and JNS forum member) ayokoi also uploaded a video of this last run:
  2. Items: Tokyo Metro 8000 - Microace A3589, A3590. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10119745 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10119746 Tokyo Metro 08 - Microace A5082, A5083. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10364584 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10364586 Tobu 9000 Renewal - Microace A6672, A6673. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10122057 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10122058 Please contact me if you're willing to sell any of these sets. -Phillip
  3. YouTube member azumatakeshi just posted two zenmen tenbou videos of the double-tracking project on the Tōbu Noda Line, now known as the Tōbu Urban Park Line: Sakasai east to Mutsumi: Umesato west to Shimizu-kōen, including construction of elevated tracks: This is a pretty amazing and ambitious project, especially since much of the original right of way was designed for only a single track.
  4. Green Max 30605 Tobu 634 series SkyTree Train livery 4-car complete set Packaging - Original GreenMax small (for 4-car sets )Bookcase with sleeve. All 4-cars stored in bookcase belonging as per original GreenMax packaging. Condition - 9.8/10 *almost mint with less than 5mins running time. Running time - very minimal running, close to pristine new condition Motor - YES in car number 3, tested running very smoothly. Couplers - Original GreenMax Rapido couplers. original crow bar type coupler for the end cars as supplied default by GreenMax Directional Lighting - White headlights & red taillights end cars only, (car No. 1 & 4). The end cars of car no. 2 & 3 do NOT have lighting. Interior Lighting - NO. Misc. parts - Spare parts STILL IN factory SEALED BAG, Default from GreenMax Instructional booklet - YES, default GreenMax Decals - NIL, as per default GreenMax Additional information - A really rare set of the famed Tobu Skytree train, in Skytree livery! Discontinued edition set that is very rare now. Beautifully painted set with logos and images of the Skytree, with many painted details like the front destination board, car numbers, full painted livery etc... Smooth runner even at low speed, and set in pristine condition with minimal running time around 5 mins. SOLD Please check photos of the set below: Trades very much welcomed: Looking for trades: MA6073 Ibusuki-no-Tamatebako 2-car set MA6074 or MA6072 - Isabruo-Shinpei 2 or 3 car set MA6071 Hayato-no-Kaze 3-car set SHIPPING* Sorry I could not factor in shipping anymore in my sales as there is a huge hike recently from SingPost which I really do not know why... Typically, one bookcase will cost: US$15 in a padded envelope to Asia. US$25 in a padded envelope to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire) OR US$25 in a BOX to Asia. US$40 in a BOX to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire)
  5. Tomix 92893 Tobu 100 series Spacia 'Nikkomoude' special Painting 6-car set Packaging - Original Tomix Bookcase with sleeve. All 6-cars stored in bookcase belonging as per original Tomix packaging Condition - 9.7/10 *almost mint with less than 5mins running time. Running time - very minimal running, close to pristine new condition Motor - YES in car number 4, tested running very smoothly. Couplers - Original Tomix Rapido couplers Directional Lighting - White headlights & red taillights on both end cars. Interior Lighting - NO. Misc. parts -Default from Tomix. Instructional booklet - YES, default Tomix Decals - available, brand new, un-used NOTE: A little modification was made previously by cutting a little of the interior light support to support 3rd party lighting. Does NOT harm the train in anyway. Please check pictures of the minor defects inside. Additional information - Iconic set perfect for running near Sky Tree and Asakusa area... Classy, Beautiful, Rare Livery SPECIAL Edition set of the Tobu 100 series Spacia in 'Nikkomoude' special GOLD color Full consist! Discontinued edition set that is rare now. Fully printed livery including car numbers with special interior made like the real 100 series! Printed Sky Tree Spacia logo! Printed Nikkomoude Speical Ensigna! Smooth runner even at low speed, and set in pristine condition with minimal running time around 5 mins. SOLD. Please check photos of the set below: SHIPPING* Sorry I could not factor in shipping anymore in my sales as there is a huge hike recently from SingPost which I really do not know why... Typically, one bookcase will cost: US$15 in a padded envelope to Asia. US$25 in a padded envelope to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire) OR US$25 in a BOX to Asia. US$40 in a BOX to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire)
  6. TOMYTEC Tetsudo Collection Series - Tobu 8000 series various formations & Liveries: Tomytec The Railway Collection Tobu Railway Series 8000 Two-tone Color (4-Car Set) (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10335973) Packaging - Original Tomytec Tetsudo Collection boxes and interior packaging. Condition - Excellent condition. Looks close to new. 9.0/10 Running time - Less than 10 mins. Motor - YES fitted in car number 2, almost new motor. Couplers - Original Tomytec Rapido couplers Directional Lighting - NO. Interior Lighting - NO. Misc. parts - Included, some attached. Roof top Antenna and front coupler pipes are already attached on the cars. Tomix movable Pantographs and all metal wheels in all carriages already attached. Instructional booklet - NIL Decals - available, some already attached on the cars. (check photos) Additional information - Tobu 8000 series work horse. This is the Rare two-tone color Livery set 4-car consist! Discontinued edition set that is rare now. Fully printed livery with additional decals and detail parts attached. Motor runs smooth like new with less than 10 mins run time. SOLD Please check photos of the set below: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tomytec The Railway Collection Tobu Railway Series 8000 Flying Tojo Go Revival Color (4-Car Set) (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10367947) Packaging - Original Tomytec Tetsudo Collection boxes and interior packaging. Condition - Excellent condition. Looks close to new. 9.0/10 Running time - Less than 10 mins. Motor - YES fitted in car number 2, almost new motor. Couplers - Original Tomytec Rapido couplers Directional Lighting - NO. Interior Lighting - NO. Misc. parts - Included, some attached. Roof top Antenna and front coupler pipes are already attached on the cars. Tomix movable Pantographs and all metal wheels in all carriages already attached . Instructional booklet - NIL Decals - Available, Unused, Brand New Additional information - Tobu 8000 series work horse. This is the Rare Flying Tojo color Livery set 4-car consist! Discontinued edition set that is very rare now. Fully printed livery with additional decals and detail parts attached. Motor runs smooth like new with less than 10 mins run time. SOLD Please check photos of the set below: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHIPPING* Sorry I could not factor in shipping anymore in my sales as there is a huge hike recently from SingPost which I really do not know why... Typically, one Tetsudo collection 4-car set will cost: US$10 in a padded envelope to Asia. US$20 in a padded envelope to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire) (Damages to the box not covered as Tetsudo collection boxes tend to be fragile.) OR US$15 in a BOX to Asia. US$30 in a BOX to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire) Recommended for Tetsudo Collection sets. Can combine shipping for multiple sets. Gets expensive quickly especially above 2kg. FOR GETTING BOTH SETS TOGETHER, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE TETSUDO COLLECTION TOBU 8000 SERIES 2-CAR SET (NO MOTOR OR STEEL WHEELS OR PANTOGRAPH) (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10415941) THROWN IN JUST FOR YOU!
  7. MicroAce A2651 Tobu 200 series Limited Express Ryomo Single Arm Pantograph 6-car set Packaging - Tomix Bookcase with sleeve. All 6-cars stored in Urethane belonging to original Tomix packaging. Condition - Excellent condition. Looks close to new. 8.5/10 Running time - Unknown. Bought as used, but runs fine. Motor - YES in car number 4, tested running very smoothly. Couplers - Original MA Rapido couplers Directional Lighting - Orange headlights & red taillights on both end cars. Interior Lighting - NO. Misc. parts - NIL. Instructional booklet - YES, default MA Decals - available, brand new, un-used Additional information - Another Iconic set perfect for running near Sky Tree and Asakusa area... Very Rare Original Livery set of the Tobu 200 series Ryomo Full consist! Discontinued edition set that is very rare now. Fully printed livery including car numbers and vehicle numbers and all details such as operator cabin! Motor runs fine with a little noise as per MA motors as usual. SOLD. Please check photos of the set below: SHIPPING* Sorry I could not factor in shipping anymore in my sales as there is a huge hike recently from SingPost which I really do not know why... Typically, one bookcase will cost: US$15 in a padded envelope to Asia. US$25 in a padded envelope to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire) OR US$25 in a BOX to Asia. US$40 in a BOX to US, UK, Europe and Australia. (Others please enquire)
  8. As reported in another thread, the Tobu 70000 series made its first revenue run on July 7, Tanabata. This video was taken inside the first train from Kita Koshigaya to Naka Meguro.
  9. Metro and Tobu have apparently agreed on a basic design for two upcoming models, the Metro 13000 series and the Tobu 70000 series. These will be used for services that interline between the Metro Hibiya Line and the Tobu Skytree Line. Services are currently operated with a mixture of 3- and 5-door cars; these will all be 20m (sorry Toni) 4-door cars with longitudinal seating, run in 7-car formations. They will come into service from 2016 to 2019. The link below has an image showing the Metro car at top, the Tobu car in the middle, and then the Tobu car's interior at the bottom. http://railf.jp/news/2015/06/18/100000.html
  10. On November 2, Tobu Railway introduced a 50050 series with Crayon Shin-chan wrapping: https://twitter.com/toutetuN700A/status/793996801325953024 https://twitter.com/tetsudomynavi/status/793709616261574656 From November 3 it will be running on Tobu lines, the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and the Tokyu Den'entoshi Line.
  11. Today Taiwan Railway Adminstration revealed an E1000 express train in Tobu Moude Spacia livery. Because of the partnership between both railways, Tobu previously painted a 200 series in TRA TEMU 2000 livery. Images: https://twitter.com/a_lightwind/status/782770229256396800 https://twitter.com/shouon1994/status/782766278096191488
  12. Last week I visited the Tobu Railway museum in Higashi Mukojima. It was probably the fourth or fifth time for me. What keeps me coming back? It's probably the best private railway museum in the nation, given its size. One of the highlights is Tobu's first electric railcar, the deha 1 type. Unlike many other museums displaying rolling stock of this vintage, you can tour the interior and sit down on the seats.
  13. Another collaboration between Taiwan's TRA and a Japanese private railway, in this case Tobu. A 200 series Ryomo trainset was given the wrapping treatment, the design inspired by TRA's TEMU 2000 Puyuma. Revenue service will begin this Friday. This trainset is planned to be used daily on two to three round trip services. Information of which Ryomo services will use this trainset will be released every Monday. At Kasukabe and Tobu Dobutsukoen Stations this Monday, on a test run: Article with many pictures: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2016/06/14/328/
  14. Really just a re-branding of existing services using the Fukutoshin line for through running, but intended to be easier to understand for passengers, given the different train designations attached to a train as it passes through each railway. Began running under this monicker from the March 26 timetable revision. http://www.tobu.co.jp/file/pdf/3d2881ee48143e73f17131401fbfdbfd/151218-4.pdf?date=20151218192334 *the "F" stands for "fast", "five", and "Fukutoshin"
  15. Derailment on Tobu Tojo Line shortly after noon today. Just outside Naka Itabashi Station. No passenger injuries. Cause still under investigation, but possibly a faulty bogie. Regular service to be restored by daybreak Thursday. https://youtube.com/watch?v=rmZb3hxUIJY
  16. Kintetsu rolling stock is well known among fans for having a vigorous dumping of air at full stop when arriving at terminal stations- even more recent stock have their air dumped. Apparently the old system is kept for compatibility as much mixing of old/new stock occurs in services. Most modern rolling stock have brake systems that don't emit such a vigorous sound. *above mainly at Kintetsu Nagoya Sta, and some scenes at Uehonmachi Sta. In the Kanto region, Tobu's 8000 series is known for dumping the air (scene at Kashiwa Sta.):
  17. Hello all, after a bit of silence on my behalf, here is the excuse for my absence. A trip to Kinugawa in Tochigi and after that to Ibaraki, the usual place and then some. Kinugawa no. 5 just arrived in Shinjuku. 253-1000 Series, big time baller. Massive chairs. Weird livery, which I slowly start to appreciate. Some train from the window we overtook. With advertisement. I don't know what this thing is. Yours truly and mini-yours truly. Brainwashing completed. "Look dad! A train!" "Yes, that is probably the 10th Keihin-Tōhoku line train we've seen already..." First encounter with an Aizu Railway train. AT-600 and AT-700 type. My excitement was all over the place. The trip on the JR East Kinugawa was most pleasant. If possible, I'd ride it again, but only to go beyond Kinugawa-Onsen station to Aizu Wakamatsu station. The view from the hotel room was... Well, let's say: almost perfect. Another exciting encounter was had a few days later with the seasonal rapid Ashikaga Ōfuji Matsuri-gō, ran by a 485 Series, T18 formation. Probably for one of the last times this formation runs. One end of the train is an Hokkaidō styled front with double roof lights. Very macho. xD Next to that, the Kasama Hi Matsuri-gō Rapid service ran with an E531 Series. Special headmark included. I actually didn't know this one was running, so I was very surprised to see it! In the attachments are some extras that aren't really worth mentioning, but are still interesting enough to share. A bad snapshot of the recently repainted Tōbu 100 Series Spacia 101 formation is included as well. Yes. It's gold. Like Spandau Ballet. The Tōbu 6050 Series also almost stole my heart, but my finances and rationale keep me at bay from liking it. This trip has however seriously triggered my interest in creating hillside scenery. P.s. Don't like my filthy hipster filters over some pictures? Feel free to donate a good digital camera. PM me if interested.
  18. Hello all, Last Sunday, I went on a little trip with two friends to visit an area that isn't covered much by rail fans, the Tōbu Ryōmō region. We left early in the morning from Asakusa with the Ltd. Express Ryōmō No. 3 (07:40). A train seemingly unmodified and still stuck in the era it was made in. The early 1990s. Bland colours, grey and faded bordeaux and brown tones dominated the interior. Not that I don't like it, but it was pretty old-fashioned and reminded of the end of the bubble-time. Very restrained and withholding from any extravaganza. The ride was smooth and fast. Ready for departure from Asakusa station. Note the gaps on the far end of the platforms. The Spacia trains even receive foot-bridges to cross the deep trench. The Ryōmō region is a rather strange and chaotic place that partially covers the Gunma and Tochigi prefectures and is mainly focused on large-scale agriculture and small manufacturing companies. The Tōbu lines that cover the region are partially built by Tōbu themselves (Isesaki line) and partially left-overs from mergers with local companies (Kiryū, Koizumi, Sano lines). As these lines are mostly used by school children, elderly and local factory workers, the occupancy is low. It looks like this region is used by Tōbu to dump its oldest rolling stock and have it run in very short formations. Dominant in the local services are the 2 and 3-car 8000 Series (more on them later), sometimes assisted by 6-car 10000 and 30000 Series that have through-services from Ōta and Tatebayashi to Asakusa. On the Kiryū line to Akagi, the hourly Ltd. Express Ryōmō runs with 6-car 200 and 250 Series trains. Two times per day, on the Sano line to Kuzū there is also a Ryomo service. One in the morning to Asakusa and one returning in the evening, much like the Ltd. Express Shimotsuke (4-car 350 Series) from Asakusa to Tōbu Utsunomiya As for the trip's report: Upon arrival in Akagi (赤城), the local immediately left in the opposite direction, leaving us stuck for an hour. We decided to walk back one station, to Aioi (相老) and try to snap a few shots of the Tōbu and Jyōmō Railway trains that run on the last stretch to Akagi station. We also managed to snap a Watarase Keikoku DMU pair. After that, we headed to Agata (県) station on the Isesaki line, which is in the middle of nowhere and took shots of the trains passing. The limited palette consisted of the local 8000 Series based 3-car trains and 6-car Ryōmō 200 and 250 types. The 8000 Series based 3-car trains are numbered as 800 and 850 Series, where the 800s have pantographs on the middle car and the 850s have pantographs on the front cars facing in the Asakusa direction. The 200 and 250 Series only differ in small details. The main difference is that the 250 is a one-off and powered with VVVF inverters. During this time we noticed that there were actually only a few trains running continuously, making lineside photgraphing not very interesting. We decided on focusing covering all lines, not expecting much excitement, as the Isesaki line's main interlocking stations were all newly built high stations (except Tatebayashi (館林)), which made photographing difficult and the atmosphere very bland and boring. The atmosphere of the Sano and Koizumi lines however was surprisingly relaxed and nice. Both of these lines definately have seen better times with intense freight traffic, especially when newly constructed, as they served war-purposes. Following are mixed pictures of the rest of our trip: I hope you liked my little report. It's not much, but it was a day well spent. I don't think I'll ever return to the Tōbu area there. Maybe only to ride the Watarase Keikoku and Ryōmō Railway, but that's probably better done with JR...
  19. If any of you are going to be in the Kanto area on Sunday December 1st, Tobu is having their open day at the Minami-Kurahashi Depot, a 20 minute walk from Minami-Kurahashi Station on the Tobu Nikko Line. There's also a free shuttle bus. It's from 10 AM to 3:30 PM with the last entry at 3 PM. Among other points listed on the info page, they'll be selling railway goods and there will be a conversation between a railway writer named Shie and the honorary curator of the Tobu Museum, possibly named Hanagami. http://www.tobu.co.jp/news/2013/1101/fanfesta.html
  20. Back from three weeks in Kanto and Kansai. Just a number of notes I made of the railway scene, opinions fully my own, of course. Toyoko Line- heaps more interesting with the run-throughs via the Fukutoshin Line. Has opened up more railfanning opportunities in the western regions of Tokyo and Saitama w/better access for someone based in Yokohama, like me. I have long lamented the demise of the Tokyu 8000 series on Tokyu Lines rails, but I have found an acceptable substitute- the Tobu 9000 series, which can be seen on the Toyoko Line thanks to the run-through ops. A contemporary (a wee later, actually) in design era with the 8000/8500's (1981), and thanks to that I can hear that sublime chopper whine once again on Toyoko Line rails, AGI (as God intended). And like the 8000 series, or 8500's for that matter, a spot in a motor car will give you a nice symphony of traction motor roar when running in notch 4. Almost enough to make you forget the vulgar GTO or characterless IGBT traction. At Tsunashima station. Blur your vision a bit, and you can almost believe it's an 8000 series moving out:
  21. Tobu Daishi LIne This is a 1.0 km line and is a remnant of the proposed Tobu Nishi-Ita Line which was never completed and was intented to connect the two Tobu main lines, the Tobu Tojo and the Tobu Isesaki. Length 1 km Stations 2 2 car trains http://youtu.be/wjZEw4LXZzY Tobu Ogose Line This is a 10.9 km mostly single track branch line which had through service to Ikebukuro until the 1970s and connects the Tobu Tojo line with JR East Hachiko line. Length 10.9 km Stations 8 4 car trains Keio Inkokashira Line The Keio Inkoashira line runs from Shibuya to Kichijoji on the JR East Chuo Main Line. Like the Tokyu Oimachi line, the Inokashira line is a two track line with express service. The lone four track station is Eifukucho 6.0 km from Shibuya. As an ex-Odakyu line the Inkokashira line is built to the Odakyu gauge of 1067mm rather than the 1372mm gauge used by the other Keio lines. Connections are made with the Tokyu main lines, Saikyo line, Yamanonte line, Shonan-Shinjuku line at Shibuya, Odakyu at Shimo-Kitazawa, the Keio Main Line at Meidaimae and the Chuor LIne Rapid and Chuo-Sobu line at Kichijoji . Shibuya timetable http://www.keio.co.jp/english/shibuya/timetable.html Length 12.7 km Stations 17 5 car trains Next the Seibu stub lines....
  22. Over the past couple of years by chance I have been become aware of several stub lines in Tokyo that are completely at odds with the typical image of Tokyo trains. If possible the videos are full line rides. Keisei Kanamachi line The Keisei Kanamachi line became a stub line with the opening of the Keisei Skyliner service. Trains run from Takasago to Keisei Kanamachi where a connection is made with the JR East Joban line. Length: 2.5 km Stations 3 4 car trains Full length video June 28, 2010 during the final stages of the stub line preparations. Today Tobu Kameido line This line links Kameido on the JR East Chuo Sobu line with Hifune on the Tobu Skytree line. Length 3.4 km Stations 5 2 car trains http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6YEM0gjQws Tokyu Oimachi line The Oimachi line links Oimachi Station on the Keihin Tohoku line with Mizonokuchi Station at the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line and has a connection with the Tokyu Toyoko line at Jiyugaoka Station. Length 12.4 Km Stations 15 5 car local trains, 6 car express trains Average Daily Ridership 438,979 (3rd busiest Tokyu line) Tokyu Ikegami Line The Ikegami links Gotanda on the JR East Yamanote line with Kamata Station where the Tokyu Tamgawa line and the Keihin Tohoku lines connect and has a connection with the Tokyu Oimachi line at Hatanodai. Length 10.8 km Stations 15 3 car trains Average Daily Ridership 216,844 Tokyu Tamagawa line The Tokyu Tamagawa line (there is a Seibu Tamagawa line too) links Tamagawa and connections with the Tokyu Toyoko line and Tokyu Meguro with Kamata where the Tokyu Ikegami line and JR East Keihin Tohoku lines are found. Length 5.5 km Stations 7 3 car trains Average Daily Ridership 141,311 To be continued....
  23. My search for train watching spots turned up this nice scene at Tobu Nikko Station over the Golden Week holiday period earlier this month. 1800 series in original livery as well as the Tobu Railway Museum owned 8000 series six-car 8111 trainset. Note the approach to Nikko Station is on a 2.6% grade. A couple of wedgies (between Fujioka and Shizuwa on the Nikko Line):
  24. Looks like someone on Ompuchaneru beat everyone else (that I'm aware of) to the scoop on the arrival of Tobu's new Noda Line rolling stock. It looks pretty good: http://rail-uploader.khz-net.com/index.php?id=1084296 . Not sure what they think of it, but several posters say they thought it was new Seibu rolling stock, others mention Sotetsu and Odakyu :)
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