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urbanflyer
Jan 19, 2007, 3:27 PM
Nothing could be more orgasmic for railfans than this...behold Ochanomizu, Tokyo:

http://photoimg.enjoyjapan.naver.com/view/enjoybbs/viewphoto/ptravel/29000/20070115116886361576301100.jpg

The picture says it all. :slob:

staff
Jan 19, 2007, 3:45 PM
That's a classic view.
Gotta love Japan! :)

Downtown Bolivar
Jan 19, 2007, 4:57 PM
Cool--looks like a packed together model railroad.

J Church
Jan 19, 2007, 5:01 PM
I'd kill to live in one of those places along the canal.

urbanflyer
Jan 20, 2007, 1:10 AM
You'd probably get pretty cheap rent for one of those :tup:

vizvalleykid
Jan 20, 2007, 2:08 AM
Why is the area called Tea Water?

Xelebes
Jan 20, 2007, 3:59 AM
You see the water with the boat on it?

vizvalleykid
Jan 20, 2007, 4:04 AM
Yea i do but thats not the point, what part of Tokyo is this like which ward is it in

urbanflyer
Jan 20, 2007, 5:11 AM
Ochanomizu is west of Akihabara and south of Ueno/Asakusa.

Ochanomizu 御茶ノ水

The place means "water of the tea" and takes its name after the river from which water was extracted to make the shogun's tea during the Edo period.

Lexy
Jan 20, 2007, 6:12 AM
That's sick! LOL!!! I love trains.

vizvalleykid
Jan 20, 2007, 8:03 AM
Ochanomizu is west of Akihabara and south of Ueno/Asakusa.

Ochanomizu 御茶ノ水

The place means "water of the tea" and takes its name after the river from which water was extracted to make the shogun's tea during the Edo period.

Ah no wonder I am not familiar of the area. I spent my childhood days in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ueno Park, and my ward; Setagaya.

initiald
Jan 21, 2007, 3:01 AM
I'm just curious if anybody knows what rail/metro lines are seen here.

zaphod
Jan 21, 2007, 3:58 AM
If I ever visit japan im definetely going there...

JACKinBeantown
Jan 21, 2007, 4:47 AM
Cool photo. There's a bunch of great old NYC elevated rail photos on this site...
http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beach/chapter20.html

staff
Jan 21, 2007, 6:14 AM
御茶ノ水 ... [...] ... The place means "water of the tea"
I love how even Japanese characters are starting to make sense to me. :D

Sekkle
Jan 21, 2007, 7:55 AM
Nothing could be more orgasmic for railfans than this...

Oh yeah baby... make that train cross that bridge... oh yeah, pull up next to that train with a completely different color scheme... oooh, let that other train go through that tunnel beneath you... Oh yeah, you ain't no light rail... you's a heavy muthaf*cka... Gimme that complicated grade separation through a dense residential area... Oh yeah, baby!!!!!

(Thanks for the pic!)

urbanflyer
Jan 21, 2007, 7:59 AM
^
that's the idea ;)

I love how even Japanese characters are starting to make sense to me

betcha don't know the third one though.

G-Slice
Jan 21, 2007, 1:20 PM
I'm just curious if anybody knows what rail/metro lines are seen here.

That's the Marunouchi subway line going into the tunnel, the orange Chuo Rapid train in the foreground, and the yellow Chuo/Sobu local train in the background.

vizvalleykid
Jan 21, 2007, 6:18 PM
^
that's the idea ;)

I love how even Japanese characters are starting to make sense to me

betcha don't know the third one though.

Why is "no" in katakana and not hiragana? or is it kanji?:sly:

BTinSF
Jan 21, 2007, 6:58 PM
^^^ Jeez, people. Some of us never got past "Eki wa doko desuka?"

Rail Claimore
Jan 21, 2007, 8:10 PM
Why is "no" in katakana and not hiragana? or is it kanji?:sly:

In names of places, it's quite common to write "no" in katakana, partially for emphasis. Sannomiya (三ノ宮) in Kobe is another example of this.

nito
Jan 22, 2007, 8:53 AM
Nothing could be more orgasmic for railfans than this...behold Ochanomizu, Tokyo:

http://photoimg.enjoyjapan.naver.com/view/enjoybbs/viewphoto/ptravel/29000/20070115116886361576301100.jpg

The picture says it all. :slob:There's a view a bit like this in London that is shown in an ancient pic (steam trains running - so before C19th), but I can't recall where it is on the net. The location still exists though - its inbetween Farringdon and King's Cross - in a massive cutting with railway lines double helixing across each other and bridges above those tracks.


Excellent pic also. :)

mic of orion
Jan 22, 2007, 5:30 PM
nice one, like a lego world, lol, love it :) :tup:

Minato Ku
Jan 23, 2007, 2:08 AM
Someone can take the same photo with new E233 series of the chuo line ?
I don't really like 201 series.

I like this station especially in Densha De Go PSP Chuo sen.:haha:

G-Slice
Jan 24, 2007, 4:45 AM
Someone can take the same photo with new E233 series of the chuo line ?
I don't really like 201 series.

I like this station especially in Densha De Go PSP Chuo sen.:haha:

The new Chuo trains are wicked, but they really Funny info-point: they only give English announcements after Nakano.

Building@HK
Jan 30, 2007, 3:26 AM
But the 201 series is such a classic, sort of like the red birds in New York City.

Here's a pic of the new E233 series from Wikipedia:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/SeriesE233_JR-East_chuou.jpg