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miyakoji

testing the Seto Ohashi with 9 EF65s

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miyakoji

...and then another at the end.  Well, almost.  The actual consist is EF65-1047 + EF65-8 + EF65-18 + EF65-44 + EF65-38 + EF65-9 + EF64-1 + E­F62-25 + EF65-93 +SUHAFU 12-143+ KOKI 525838 + EF65-124.  This was January and February of 1988, before the opening of the bridge.  Look at the track deformation, I think this is called compliance, 1:55 to 2:40!  Seems like very rare footage.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImA0fhN5uxU

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bikkuri bahn

Don't miss the other segments-

 

Explaining earlier work done by JNR using 1/5 scale models circa 1970 and on the Karikachi test track in Hokkaido, as well as the dynamics of a bridge structure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIL47k3Ip30&feature=related

 

Running up to 95km/h, and braking in the middle of the bridge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXizwnjOs48&feature=related

 

Testing the effect of a 1000 ton train on road traffic running above:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L8YdFp6SMQ&feature=related

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stevenh

Crazy, but perfect for a country that is perpetually shifting around.

 

There is definitely an EF66 leading that train twice though... I was slightly confused when I saw the topdown shot on the bridge and the angled front locomotive. The second-last panning shot is also definitely an EF66.

 

Totally amazing technology.

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Tried for those four videos, told that all were unavailable.

Regards, 

Bill,

Melbourne.

 

 

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cteno4

Yes sadly went dark as they do at times.

 

doing some searching on YouTube with Japanese characters and did find some of it elsewhere.

 

 

Longer version

 

 

 

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miyakoji

Thanks for updated links Jeff.  I had a quick look when I saw your post in the other thread, but couldn't find anything.

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