More train action than you can shake a stick at

The blue elevated line is the Tokyo Monorail built for the 1964 Olympics

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12 Responses to More train action than you can shake a stick at

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    The leftmost (East) pair of tracks are the Tokaido Shinkensen high speed rail, the most heavily used high speed line in the world

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tōkaidō_Shinkansen

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    At the opposite end, are the old abandoned railroad stations, tracks and tunnel in the USA. There are some fascinating videos on youtube that railroad buffs may enjoy.

    Here are an example :

    Johnson Canyon Abandomed Railroad Tunnel – Arizona

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1brCPo_OdE

  3. Fred Stiening says:

    In 1998, France loaned the original Statue of Liberty to Japan, and it was such a big hit that Tokyo put up their own replica in a tourist area

    https://www.gotokyo.org/en/spot/363/

  4. briand75 says:

    Wonderful to see a great transportation implementation. Efficient and probably cost effective, my wish would be to have the camera closer to the tracks.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      And since Japan remembers the past, it is not dependent on oil products from the Western Hemisphere that could be embargoed. That was the same reason South Africa was running coal fired stream trains decades after most of the world abandoned them, and replaced steam with electricity on the important routes.

      The more I observe Japanese and Chinese culture, the more obvious it is how Europeans failed to acknowledge there are other cultures that were equally advanced while Europeans were obsessed with killing people who didn’t worship the right God.

  5. Fred Stiening says:

    If you want to locate this area, Italy Park is on the left side under the monorail and we are looking South. The main Tokyo train station is about a mile behind us. The most local trains are on the right side.

    The camera appears to be on or near the Waseda Study Overseas (WSO) Centre.

  6. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    First there was the train. (“Bahn” in German) … Then Germany invented “Auto trains” (Autobahn) which in the US are the “Eisenhower Interstate Highway system”

    What’s next? “Flying trains”, of course.

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/technology/2018/07/11/flying-trains-france-s-akka-technologies-makes-pitch-to-boeing

    The concept doesn’t make sense to me and seems to be geared more toward getting money from taxpayers. I think it makes about as much sense as submarine train for underwater travel. (Paging Elon Musk!)

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