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Last updated 8 August 2011

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    • Repeat orders of Series 78   (Tobu's Series 5000 memo)
      The repeat orders of Series 78 continues. However, by 1960, the fleet was already desperately old and obsolete.
      (Page published 21 Oct 2003)
    • Birmingham's "Railway Revolutions"   (Digital Camera Report from Birmingham No. 11)
      The "innovated" Cross Country InterCity trains, and West Coast Route Modernisation project in trouble. Network Rail, who takes over British railways from the bankrupt predecessor Railtrack, will have grim future...
      (Page published 12 Oct 2003)
    • Woolwich Free Ferry   ("Visiting bridges")
      A visit to Woolwich Free Ferry, which functions in a rather surprising way in the Greater London, although building a bridge here would be cheaper in this particular case. What a contrast it is with Japan, where bridges are built almost all around the country, making government budget in the deep red...
      (Page published 2 Sep 2003, last updated 3 Sep 2003)
    • Introduction of Series 7330   (Tobu's Series 5000 memo)
      In 1953, Tobu introduces 7330, the first commuting cars newly built by private railways in Japan that came with 20-metre car body. The design, however, was with only minor modifications to Series 73.
      (Page published 20 Aug 2003)
    • "Ration" of National Railway's Series 63 emus to private railways   (Tobu's Series 5000 memo)
      The pre-history of Series 78, predecessor of Series 5000 -- Series 63 emus that the Ministry of Transport "rationed" the private railway companies in the period of postwar chaos.
      (Page published 27 Jun 2003)

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    Recently updated articles

    • Tobu Railway Series 5000 emus -- a memorandum
      Tobu Railway's Series 5000 emus, now reaching the end of life. The page is dedicated to them, written in the UK some 10,000 miles away, without a photograph.
      (Page published 18 Jun 2003, last updated 21 Oct 2003)
    • SPAM's ham in a can
      [Photo 234] Date this photo is taken: 6 February 2000
      (Page published 20 Feb 2000, last updated 12 Oct 2003)
    • Digital Camera Report from Birmingham
      The list of articles serialised in the magazine "Rolling Stock and Technology".
      (Page published 20 Aug 2001, last updated 12 Oct 2003)
    • Bridge Zammai Top page
      The top page of Bridge Zammai, with contents related to bridges, hopefully around the world.
      (Page published 24 Jul 1999, last updated 3 Sep 2003)
    • Yui Rail inaugurates
      [Resource 292] Yui Rail makes good start / first 6 days to see more than 300 thousand passengers (in Japanese), Okinawa Times 16/8/03
      (Page published 17 Aug 2003, last updated 1 Sep 2003)

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