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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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Kiha66

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

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stevenh

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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And there goes Dr Yellow back to Hamamatsu.

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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!

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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.

 

 

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Yosh! Salon Car Naniwa?

 

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HD300 being shifted west.

 

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

 

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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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Densha

So how many hours a day are you watching this webcam now, Steven? :P

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stevenh

Muhahaha...

I have two monitors at work and, for the most part, my secondary wasn't doing anything.

So I have this in theater-mode at half quality until something interesting appears... then I'll rewind and take a snapshot :)

 

As for the 5am videos... Aussie time-zone + 5-hour rewind on Live YouTube does wonders!

 

Just for fun, the Mizukaze appeared again today!

 

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Kiha66

That mizukaze is a good looking train.  Thanks for sharing all these interesting moments!

 

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stevenh

Doctor Yellow returned to Hamamatsu again today.

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TimWay4

I love the Dr Yellow, looks good going through the city there :) 

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Kiha66

Very cool!  Are Dr. Yellow movements scheduled or announced in some way?  

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The following site has estimations as to when the train might run:

http://www.tabi-o-ji.com/go/topics/20171001_doctor-yellow-october-2017/

 

I've just updated my timetable here:

https://modelrail.otenko.com/japanese-trains/shin-osaka-webcam-timetable

 

But here's the basic options for the Nozomi (のぞみ) appearing on the webcam.

I'd recommend you tune in 2-3minutes beforehand.

 

のぞみ 166 - 1354
のぞみ 337 - 1420
のぞみ 386 - 1623
のぞみ 179 - 1613

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Not much action this morning on the rails at all thanks to Typhoon Lan.

http://global.trafficinfo.westjr.co.jp/en/kinki

All services suspended or cancelled.

 

Around 1120am though we've now seen a light DD51 and a very short railset train.

 

 

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33 minutes ago, stevenh said:

Not much action this morning on the rails at all thanks to Typhoon Lan.

http://global.trafficinfo.westjr.co.jp/en/kinki

All services suspended or cancelled.

 

Around 1120am though we've now seen a light DD51 and a very short railset train.

 

Typical railway, some poor sods have to keep working through the typhoon. :toothy2:

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Two random sightings from this morning...

M250 Super Rail Cargo running an hour late.

500 Series Shinkansen arriving into Shin Osaka from Kyoto!? (Or Senrioka Yards)

 

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And now the Hikari Railstar?

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And some workers who bowed to the EF210 light-engine as it bolted past.

 

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The end-of-year School Excursion train was roaming around today.


Firstly it came eastbound on the freight lines...

 

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Then it ran westbound into ShinOsaka on the Ltd.Express lines...

 

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Then it returned eastbound on the Ltd.Express lines.

 

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Double DD51s into Shin Osaka this morning... I'd really love to know where these end up.

Would be awesome to get photos of these in Osaka Station itself!

 

 

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velotrain

>  DD51s into Shin Osaka this morning... I'd really love to know where these end up.

 

A club of ill repute ?

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