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TSK1000

Neat videos, had not heard of this series. Thanks for sharing!

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katoftw

It is a common long running NHK English series.  You can find the episodes easily online.

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bill937ca
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Over seven years Begin Japanology aired 285 episodes.  Several focus  on railways.  This an episode on subways.

 

 

You will see trams with dual trolley poles in the historic sequences in Tokyo. This was to prevent stray electric currents and was used in Havana, Cincinnati and London UK. After the war the dual trolley pole systems were phased out during the post-war reconstruction with the last dual pole trams gone by 1953.

 

There is an interesting sequence on preparing the schedules showing the manual plotting  of trains and  in station observation  of conditions.

 

Presenter Peter Barakan tries his hand at a subway simulator, but fails to stop at the platform of a station. 

 

 

 

 

 

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bill937ca

Another Begin Japanology, this time on railways. There is a short sequence without sound near the beginning, but I have been unable to find a beter copy.

 

 

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