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Extremely Humungous Typhoon Number 19

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Yavianice

 

Shinkansens are being prepared for their last trip.

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marknewton

Even though I'm not a great fan of modern trains, it make me sad seeing these cars being prepped for scrapping.

 

Mark.

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maihama eki

Sad.  I have been on E7s several times.  I wonder if I was on one of these sets.  I will have to check my photos sometime.

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Sacto1985

YouTube (and JNS Forum) member Ayokoi just released a zenmen tenbou video of a special service run by JR Central 313 Series train set between Fuji Station and Kōfu Station on the Minobu Line when the Chuo Main Line was temporarily out of service after the typhoon:

 

 

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RossDensha

Question: When hauling stock during delivery or bound for scrap in this case, why do they always tow the two ends facing the front?

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marknewton

I can think of one possible reason - there's nowhere on the nose of these cars to attach the end-of-train markers, so one half of the train is reversed to have an intermediate car trailing. 
 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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disturbman

Which raises another question for me, how do you reverse half of a Shinkansen?

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katoftw
3 hours ago, disturbman said:

Which raises another question for me, how do you reverse half of a Shinkansen?

Same as your road car. Put it in reverse.

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Sheffie

I think the question is, how do you get both end of the train facing the same direction. 

 

And I think the answer is that you use a triangular junction. 

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marknewton

Or a balloon loop. 

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RossDensha

They didn't when delivering the E6, but maybe that's just an outlier.

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katoftw

Or take the front half of one unit and the front half of another unit.

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bill937ca

The Hakone Tozan Railway will be restored in the fall of 2020, and the entire Hachinohe Line and Abukuma Express Marumori-Yuki will resume in December Typhoon No. 19

 

Japanese language article.

 

https://response.jp/article/2019/11/22/329057.html

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disturbman
8 hours ago, katoftw said:

Or take the front half of one unit and the front half of another unit.

 

Yes, that's what I would I would have imagined.
 

11 hours ago, Sheffie said:

And I think the answer is that you use a triangular junction. 

 

9 hours ago, marknewton said:

Or a balloon loop. 


Thanks, I was not looking for hypotheticals 🙂 Maybe my question was too vague, let me rephrase it: How would they go about reversing half of these Shinkansens? I can't imagine that there is plenty – is there even any? – reversing loops or triangular junctions on the Shinkansen lines.

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railsquid
23 minutes ago, disturbman said:

Thanks, I was not looking for hypotheticals 🙂 Maybe my question was too vague, let me rephrase it: How would they go about reversing half of these Shinkansens? I can't imagine that there is plenty – is there even any? – reversing loops or triangular junctions on the Shinkansen lines.

 

As far as I know, there aren't any.

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ben_issacs

Folks,

Saw some recent info from JR East on the costs caused by this typhoon..

Service cancellations, etc. $146 million;

Closure of shops etc. at stations; $28 million;

Track repairs and repairs to flooded stations; $155 million;

Loss of ten Shinkansen sets, $108 million, 

Total: $436 million!

Whew!!

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

 

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