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I'm going to say real.

 

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railsquid

Correct, it's the former Toyoko line approach to Shibuya Station being dismantled. Took me a moment to work out what it was when I saw it in "preview" mode while looking through some old pictures.

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Kiha66

Fascinating!  Why are they changing the routing of the line?  I can't quite tell from google maps whats going on.

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railsquid

Fascinating!  Why are they changing the routing of the line?  I can't quite tell from google maps whats going on.

 

That's old news; the line was put underground and joined up with the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line a couple of years ago.

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Kiha66

Thanks, that explains the lines of parks and streets looking suspiciously like a former right of way leading north from the station.

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railsquid

Further towards Daikanyama (to the right of the previous photo) on the same day - old running lines jacked up out of the way after diversion to the new tunnel.

 

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Kiha66

That's kind of insane!  It looks almost like a N gauge helix. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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kvp

This is the south approach though as the Toyoko line station was a terminus and the line left Shibuya towards Yokohama in the south. The area will be razed and new residential/office towers will be built in place of those tiny houses lining the riverbank and the old elevated track.

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Martijn Meerts

That's kind of insane!  It looks almost like a N gauge helix. Thanks for sharing the photos!

 

There really is a prototype for everything :D

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miyakoji

I'm a big fan of track inspection trains :).  I wonder if they got East i-D fixed up after Watarase bounced it off that crossing.

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railsquid

A couple of random freight shots from the Musashino Line

 

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Musashino Line EF210-142, 2018-01-19 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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Musashino Line Taki 1000 tankers, 2018-01-19 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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Musashino Line EF210-170, 2018-01-19 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

The east end of Nishi-Urawa station seems a popular location for photography.

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miyakoji

Nice pics, Squid.  I was looking around for youtube videos of the Musashino Line just a few days ago.  A majority of them seemed to focus on the east end of Nishi-Urawa as you said.  Seems like most freights come down that connector with the Tohoku(?) Line.  Is that what you observed?

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railsquid

In my limited observations the majority seem to come over the flyover, but this one:

 

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Nishi Urawa EF65-2093, 2018-01-21 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

came west over the Musashino line. Couldn't get better pictures as I had one hand full with the Squidlet, but here are a bunch of people who probably did:

 

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Photographers at Nishi-Urawa, 2018-01-21 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

 

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Das Steinkopf

 Nice to see at least one EF65-2000 still in action, I am rather tempted to get one for my collection as I have an EF200 on pre order and I already have an EH200, EF210-100,  EF66-100 and two EF64-1000's so getting an EF65-2000 would give me an almost complete fleet of JRF DC electric locomotive types. 

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railsquid

There seem to be a couple of EF65-2000s still around, though I haven't really tracked the numbers so not sure if I'm seeing the same one. Anyway as the Musashino line is a relative haven of JNR-era stock I'll make sure to traverse it regularly. On Friday I saw at least one EF65-2000, two EF66-100s (OK maybe technically not JNR era) and an EF64-1000. Also an EH500 with a short train (about 5 wagons) of covered Tokis (well that's my best guess).
 

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Welshbloke
On 27/05/2017 at 12:39 AM, railsquid said:

Different roof structures at Yurakucho Station:

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yurakucho-station-roof-variations by Rail Squid, on Flickr

So mixing the old and new Kato island platforms is completely prototypical then!

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In Yokohama earlier today I was mildly surprised to see some taki appear out of nowhere not so far behind the Sogo department store close to Yokohama station; never realised the Takashima freight line passes that way.

 

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Train of taki tankers passing through Yokohama by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Unidentified EF65 heading southwards on the Tokaido (freight) line somewhere in the vicinity of Tsurumi. Taken from a train with a mobile camera while holding a toddler, so not the best shots...

 

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ef65-containers-1 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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ef65-containers-2 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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railsquid

More random than train-related (though immediately to the left of this picture is the Mitaka depot) - a recent phenomenon in Tokyo (and presumably other parts of Japan) is suddenly stumbling on loose groups of people standing around engrossed in their smartphones, giving the impression of a localised zombie infestation. I guess it's that Pokemon game or similar, but it's seriously freaky if they're infesting a small playground where you want to go and play with your child.

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bikkuri bahn
On 2018/2/25 at 1:52 PM, railsquid said:

More random than train-related (though immediately to the left of this picture is the Mitaka depot) - a recent phenomenon in Tokyo (and presumably other parts of Japan) is suddenly stumbling on loose groups of people standing around engrossed in their smartphones, giving the impression of a localised zombie infestation. I guess it's that Pokemon game or similar, but it's seriously freaky if they're infesting a small playground where you want to go and play with your child.

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Yep, Pokemon Go.  And it's mainly middle aged men, which makes it creepier.

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railsquid

Possibly the last E351 I'll see in scheduled service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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