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07-21-2005, 03:41 PM
I did a search for a GE image showing one of the (famous) Shinkansen-Express-Trains travelling around in Japan on their special high-speed tracks. - Thought I'd be able to find those railways, but failed.


Has anyone seen a Shinkansen or any other high-speed train, or an especially long freight-train or such?

happy ge'ing :-)

07-21-2005, 04:02 PM
you should of probaly made the title more intersting like the name of what you're looking for then you would of had more posts, but do not repost this otherwise it will probaly be closed.

07-21-2005, 04:13 PM
you should of probaly made the title more intersting like the name of what you're looking for
Train spotting is a huge cult, and that extremely descriptive title will instantly grab the attention of any train spotters out there. The few I have met are fanatical about their passion.

do not repost this otherwise it will probaly be closed.
Nah, we wouldn't dream of closing an interesting thread.

07-21-2005, 04:18 PM
i meant if it were double posted not if it was only posted once and I didn't mean its not interesting its great one of the best things I found yet.

07-21-2005, 06:34 PM
well, I just felt, with all those planes spotted here on site - at airports, on scrapyards and thrice in flight - I'd be good to balance it out with some trains added - Sadly, in my first search-attempt I was not really able to get the exact location of the high-speed tracks around Tokyo, though. Many rails there, and I found no sufficient information about the line's location.

Some steam-engines 'd be great, too - somewhere in the world they're still being used as regular means of transport (India?).

// if I had edit-capabilities I'd try to come up with a more descriptive title, if I'd help ;)

In hope of "getting" a TGV or such soon! France's still on the list :D

Still, I gotta get back to learning now - ... a student's life cannot be entirely dominated by surfing a virtual satellite-image globe - even if its great fun :>

alas & so long ,)

07-21-2005, 06:37 PM
I never said it was a bad idea it's a great idea. They should make a section in downloads for trains, a section for movie studios, and a section for HEADQUARTERS (I think it would be easier posting headquarter stuff to a headquarters section rather than random cool stuff or fmaous buildings), also tehre should be a section for home towns so people could post stuff they find in their hometowns.

01-18-2006, 10:32 AM
Little late to this one, but here is a Series 700 Shinkansen between Tokyo and Shinagawa stations. Not sure which direstion it is headed...

01-18-2006, 10:44 AM
Didn't work.

01-18-2006, 10:48 AM
Sorry about that- I'm new to this.

How about this...

5345'44.43"N , 10948'36.08"E

BTW it's a 16 car Shinkansen

01-18-2006, 10:49 AM
Also found one.

01-18-2006, 10:54 AM
Sorry messed that up- this will work I'm sure!

01-18-2006, 10:57 AM
Also found one.

Yea, that's also a type 700 near Nagoya Station- once you know where the tracks are they are quite easy to find.

01-18-2006, 11:04 AM
Found nearly 40 on the track Osaka - Tokyo.

Shinkansen 6 is a Typ 500.

There should be many of them on their main tracks, when they have only a difference of 6 minutes.

01-18-2006, 05:06 PM
the two trains i looked at are 0.25 miles long :shock:

01-18-2006, 09:59 PM
Has anybody found a Maglev?

01-18-2006, 11:41 PM
Has anybody found a Maglev?

Here is the Yamanashi Maglev Test Track. Not much to see as it's not Hi-res.

Can't find the Shanghai Maglev but here is a link for the Airport station. It's not hii-res either.

01-19-2006, 09:28 AM
Here is the file about the Shanghai MAGLEV.