My fave train from today's visit to the NRM at York. Couldn't resist sticking a shot up while heading home.
Power car, Shinkansen Leading Car 22-141, 'bullet train', built by West Japan Railways, 1976, withdrawn from service in October 2000.
The Shinkansen power car 22.141 is the last to be withdrawn of the first series of cars in service.
It ran at speeds of up to 130mph and took little over three hours to travel the 320 mile line between Tokyo and Osaka. When new the 22-141 power car travelled this route as part of a sixteen car formation. From 1997 until its withdrawal 22.141 travelled between Hiroshima and Hakata as part of a four car formation. The service was efficient and reliable, on average bullet trains arrive within twenty-four seconds of their scheduled time.
The Shinkansen in the National Collection is the only bullet train outside of Japan.
Tiada awan di langit yang tetap selamanya. Tiada mungkin akan terus-menerus terang cuaca. Sehabis malam gelap gulita lahir pagi membawa keindahan. Kehidupan manusia serupa alam.
~Raden Adjeng Kartini~. .
La 252.047 de Integria lista en Madrid-Chamartín para salir con el TH a Lisboa y el coche de refuerzo hasta Medina que fue habitual durante una temporada. A su lado, un 592 terminaba servicio y se dirigía a Fuencarral.
Take a trip back in time with an old picture of the Andheri Railway Station.
One of the biggest and busiest suburbs of Mumbai, Andheri has a citizenship of over 15 lakhs and is originally situated on the Salsette Island which was one of the seven Islands that formed Mumbai.
Andheri was first a Suburban District controlled by a Collector, but then it was taken over by Mumbai City in 1945 when Greater Bombay came into existence and eventually it became a Mumbai Suburban District.
Andheri was not a part of the early Railway Network which began with the train operation between Mumbai to Thane in the year 1853. It was only in 1928, that the Indian Railways, which was then still managed by the British, connected Andheri with Trombay.
In the later years, as the suburban railway network in Mumbai grew further with the establishment of Western and Harbour railway, Andheri thanks to it being an important part in these railway lines, eventually became one of the busiest railway stations of Mumbai.
On an average, Andheri station annually sees an average of 66,152 tickets and 2,441 season passes sold daily!