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Shin-Osaka Webcam

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For those honorary Kansai citizens, there's a webcam here to let you view comings and goings from Shin-Osaka Station.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hF-RqfBIew

 

It's situated on the NE corner of the station and gives you views of the Shinkansen, the main Tokaido freight line (bottom right) and then all tracks to/from Shin-Osaka station.

 

I've attached some sightings!

The Mizukaze and then Doctor Yellow up the back.

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Appeared again today!

And a cute little DD51 towing a single flat with rails yesterday.

 

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Thanks for sharing!   Looks like there's some ballasting going on today.  

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Yeah, they're re-laying the tracks on the north-side. This is usually for the LTD.Express Haruka/Kuroshio, etc... so they're being diverted by the points you can see further back.

I'm curious if this is work for the Hokuriku line... or just maintenance?

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Terrible lighting.. but a 113 Series in the Kansai/Kyoto Green Livery just came through?

On the platforms as well... I wonder if it was a tour?

113-series-green.jpg

 

UPDATE: This was actually a 117 Series (hence why it's cab looks to have more of a curve) on a school trip.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1390430674502791/permalink/1960398714172648/

 

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More interesting sightings this morning.

1. a Blue 103 Series dead-heading along the Tokaido line towards Kyoto.

2. a DD51 on a railset train from Ajikawaguchi?

3. Every morning you can watch the M250 Super Rail Cargo bolt through. Unfortunately we're heading into winter, so it wont be light enough for another 8 months.

4. And then the Blue 103 returned west.

5. a double-headed Wide-View Hida to allow for extra loading?

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This has to be the definition of fun for a JR Freight driver.

Tearing it up down the tracks light-engine in a DE10. It was definitely moving!

de10-returning.jpg

 

And the reason was that it was going to Kawasaki to pick up a new EMU consist!

 

 

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Where's this DD51 off to? It's on the southern-most track which means it's heading into Osaka station...

I was thinking maybe to then head clockwise around the loop to Hanaten or somesuch.. but there's no WYE junction at Osaka... 

Unless there's an emergency in Osaka station and something needs a tow! Might have to keep an eye out for the return service.

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Gosh I love Japanese freight timetables... here's another DE10 running the same 0853 timeslot via Shin Osaka.

I wonder if this one is also heading off to pick up a new consist from Kawasaki? Will keep an eye out around ~1350.

 

 

more-de10.jpg

 

Yosh! Salon Car Naniwa?

 

salon-express-naniwa.jpg

 

HD300 being shifted west.

 

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DE10 returned with a string of very shiny (new?) flats...

 

de10-flats.jpg

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Just for fun, I thought I'd try and record videos this morning... mainly because there was a random Shinkansen Track Vehicle and screenshots did not do justice.

 

Here's the Sunrise Seto/Izumo at normal speed...and a freighter straight after it.

 

 

And here's the track vehicle. (note that I recorded it at double-speed... it dawdled... until the very end.)

 

 

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