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The 8-car 700-7000 Series trains joined the JR-West’s fleet in 2000. These trains have a different livery from the 16-car version and branded as Railstar to run the Kodama service on Sanyo Shinkan... (more)
8-car E units were introduced by JR-West for use on limited-stop Sanyo Shinkansen Hikari Rail Star services between Shin-Osaka and Hakata
The first Shinkansen train that operates at 300km/h, the 500 Series. All nine units belong to JR West, and serve Tokaido.Sanyo Shinkansen between 1997 and 2010. These trains now reformed from 16 t... (more)
Hakata Car Maintenance Centre is the depot to conduct major maintenance for trains on Sanyo Shinkansen. Trains finished washing will line up here and ready for passenger service from Hakata.
SCMaglev and Railway Park exhibit two experimental shinkansen trains introduced in the mid-1990s, 300X and MLX01. 300X was a prototype to test the design features of the existing 700, N700 Series,... (more)
The SCMaglev and Railway Park in Nagoya opened in 2011. Different generations of Tokaido Shinkansen Trains are preserved and on display inside the park.
JR-Central and JR-West run the 16 car 700-0 and -3000 series trains respectively for Tokaido.Sanyo Shinkansen since 1999. At the moment only a few scheduled services on Tokaido Shinkansen are oper... (more)
Meeting of two N700 shinkansen trains of JR Central east of Kyoto station. In the foreground the cape gauge tracks with a regional train. Kyoto station is just on the right. The view is from the K... (more)
19 of the 8-car N700-7000 series shinkansen were built for JR West from 2010 to 2012, for the "Sakura" and "Mizuho" services between Shin-Osaka and Kagoshima-Chuo. In contrast ... (more)
16 car Shinkansen N700 # N 9 of JR West is racing through Shin-Yamaguchi with about 300 km/h with a Nozomi service to Tokio. The 16 trains of the N700-3000 series "N" sets were owned by ... (more)
More then 20 years after the first run, for me still one of the best looking highspeed trains ever, the 500 series Shinkansen of JR West for 300 km p.h (design speed 320). Designed by the german i... (more)
Shinkansen maintenance yard in Osaka Settsu with trains of N700, 700 and 700-7000 series, seen from the Osaka Monorail.
A N700 Shinkansen of the JR Central is entering Kyoto from Osaka, seen from the Kyoto tower observation desk about 100 meter above ground.
An interesting comparison of the fastest Japanese steam locomotive 4-6-4 "Hudson" C 62 # 17 (which reached 129 km/h on cape gauge in 1954) with the experimental train 300X in the large ... (more)
16-car shinkansen of the 700 series # C 21 of JR West is entering Maibara station with a service from Tokyo to Osaka. This train with 13200 kW is 400 meter long and has 1323 seats. In the foregrou... (more)
16-car shinkansen N700 # Z 22 of JR West is racing through Maibara station with 270 km/h from Tokyo to Hakata on a NOZOMI service. In the foreground you can see the new guard rails, which are inst... (more)
This train WILL depart on time. This is Japan. A futuristic looking Shinkansen waits to leave Tokyo station. JR staff are always immaculately turned out, with caps and white gloves.
Power car Shinkansen Serie 0 in the railway museum York
Two british dummys and an original japanese Shinkansen in the railway museum
Viewed from the 14th floor of the Hotel Sarasa Shin-Osaka, a Shinkansen, bullet train, accelerates rapidly out of Osaka.
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 o... (more)
A "Shinkansen" highspeed train N700 # N 12 of JR Central is running a "Nozomi" service over the Fujikawa bridge near Fuji-shi.
At 9.44 AM an unknown N700 "Shinkansen" high speed train of JR Central in a "Nozomi" service is passing 3776 meter high Fuji volcano in a distance of about 25 kilometers, with 270 km per hour velo... (more)
At 8.24 AM an unknown N700 "Shinkansen" high speed train of JR Central in "Nozomi" service is passing 3776 meter high Fuji volcano in a distance of about 25 kilometers, with 270 km per hour veloci... (more)
4 generations of Shinkansen trains standing side by side at the
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park museum in Nagoya.
Reserved car with 2+2 abreast seating, between Shin-Osaka & Hiroshima Stations
The driver controls the closing of the doors, in superb uniform and white gloves
Reserved car with 2+3 abreast seating, between Shin-Kobe & Kyoto Stations
Tokyo - Osaka route's bullet train "Nozomi" Shinkansen N700A series. Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed line, Shin-Fuji town, Shizuoka prefecture.
An N700 Shinkansen races through Yamaguchi at speed on a Nozomi service.
The first Japanese Shinkansen carriage to be exhibited outside Japan was unveiled at Britain's National Railway Museum in York by His Excellency The Ambassador of Japan. Built in 1976, Series 0 ca... (more)
A Nozomi Shinkansen bound for Hakata zips through the blooming fields of Fuji with an iconic backdrop.
The Class EH800 is so developed to work for the 1435/1067mm dual-gauge Seikan tunnel under the Tsugaru channel where the freight and Shinkansen trains share the tracks. The class EH800 is compatib... (more)
Made surplus by the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen three weeks earlier, one of the Class 789 units formerly used for the service to Shin Aomori rests in the non-powered sidings next to Hakodat... (more)
Here is another "victim" of the opening of the Hokkaido shinkansen. The luxury sleeper "Cassiopeia" will be also withdrawn by 20th of March, 2016, when the final tests of the S... (more)
A JR East series 485 EMU is running towards Kanazawa between Kajiyashiki and Uramoto on the former Hokuriku main line. After the opening of the Nagano - Kanazawa section of the Hokuriku shinkansen... (more)
Two Shinkansen trains are about to depart Kyoto station. The train on the right is the one I took from Tokyo to Kyoto.
Shinkansen meets Shinkansen near the localtrain station Yurakucho (right). Under the tracks is the pedestrain-zone. The photo is taken from a restaurant on the 14th floor
N700 Shinkansen's menacing looks in the winter storm. [Canon 5D MkIII + Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM]
The last runs of Class E3-0 on Akita Shinkansen(Tokyo-Akita)
The series 700 Shinkansen train standing-by in Hakata train center
The series N700 Shinkansen train in Central Japan Railway Company Shinkansen Hamamatsu Factory
A JR East E6 Shinkansen at Tokyo Station.
The mid-winter sun finds its way onto the tracks as a N700 series Shinkansen threads its way through the apartments and office towers between Hamamatsucho and Tamachi in Tokyo.
A 700 Series Tōkaidō Shinkansen glides through Hamamatsucho, a few kilometres south of Tokyo Station, just after dusk on Christmas Day.
A 700 Series Tōkaidō Shinkansen races across the bridge crossing the Fuji River at sunset.
One lone passenger waits to board this E4 series MAX Shinkansen as it comes to a stop alongside track 13 at Omiya station, en route to Tokyo (MAX = Multi Ammenities Express). The bi-level E4's ope... (more)
A Tokyo bound N700 series Shinkansen operated by JR West, is passing through Tamachi on 1 435 mm gauge track, while in the background a JR East Keihin-Tohoku Line train on 1 067 gauge pulls into T... (more)
Shinkansen from Tokyo arrives at the station Kyoto
The N700A series Shinkansen train G3 is leaving Kyoto station as Hikari 491 from Nagoya to Hakata (Fukuoka), flanked by two track maintenance vehicles. These vehicles can brought into action with ... (more)
Inside the cab of shinkansen 500 series? No, it's a fake. In the end car of a 500 series train, a replica of a driver desk for young and older children is established, where they can play engineer... (more)
Shinkansen 700 series trainset C13 of JR Central as Hikari 475 from Tokyo to Okayama (732.9 Km) is entering Aioi (Hyogo) station. Max speed of this 60 trainsets is 285 km/h on the Sanyo- and 270 k... (more)
Shinkansen of the N700 series is passing Aioi station with 300 km p.h. on the way to Tokyo.
The two newest and most futuristic Shinkansen trains of Japan, the "Hiun"-red E6 and the "Tokiwa"-green E5 of JR East, coupled together for train 19 "Super Komachi" to Akita (the seven-car E6) and... (more)
Japanese love to shoot some photos on their excursions, where the date is recorded on the picture. Here a mother takes a photo from her family in front of the icon of Japanese high-speed rail, a S... (more)
Japan's sacred mountain, the 3776 meter high Mount Fuji, is reflected in the water on a rice field which is ready for planting near the city of Fuji, while the N700 series Shinkansen roars past wi... (more)
Even the third generation of Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen trains are scrapped or museum exhibits now, the 70 trains of the 300 series, built from 1990 to 1998, capable for 270 km/h. Some were in servi... (more)
Tokyo station from 1914 and Marunouchi business district. The Tokyo Station complex was undergoing extensive development, which include major improvements to the Marunouchi (west) and Yaesu (east)... (more)
16-car shinkansen N700 of JR West is racing through Maibara station with 270 km/h from Tokyo to Hakata on a NOZOMI service. In the foreground you can see the new guard rails, which are installed t... (more)
Some of the pioneering shinkansen trains are museum exhibits nowadays. In the SCMaglev and Railway Park in Nagoya are standing on the right end car # 21-86 of K17 train of the 0 series, built in 1... (more)
Great hall of the Tokyo station, built in 1914. The Tokyo Station complex was undergoing extensive development, which include major improvements to the Marunouchi (west) and Yaesu (east) sides of ... (more)
8-car 500 series shinkansen trainset # V2 of JR West as Kodama 732 from Hakata to Okayama (442 km) stopping in Shin-Yamaguchi. On the two middle tracks the trains are racing through with 300 km/h.
Test train MLX01-01 of the super-conducting magnetic levitation train system, developed by the Central Japan Railway Company and Railway Technical Research Institute (association of Japan Railway... (more)
Chance encounter of two Shinkansen 700 Series at Odawara Station, both in driving. The train on the right is running as Kodama 673 from Tokyo to Nagoya and is entering the platform track with abou... (more)
Cab of EMU 221 series of JR West bound for the Sagano line. The Japanese railway operation is an interesting and sometimes quite astonishing mix of modern (futuristic looking trains, computer-base... (more)
In 1994 a experimental 6-car train was built for JR Central by different manufacturers to test technology to be incorporated in future shinkansen trains operating at speeds of 300 km/h (186 mph) o... (more)
Shinkansen E2 series of JR East leaving Omiya (Saitama) with ASAMA 534 from Nagano to Tokyo. The 14 8-car E2 series "N" trains were built from 1997 for the Nagano Shinkansen and operate with up t... (more)
8-car shinkansen 500 series trainset V2 is leaving Aioi (Hyogo) with Kodama 753 to Okayama and Hakata in the evening sun.
The control supervisor just gave "highball" to "Hayabusa 1" from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori (713 km in 3 h 15 min). Running is one of the newest shinkansen types of JR East, the 320 km p.h. E 5 series. ... (more)
For JR Kyushu 9 of this 6-car 800 series shinkansen were built by Hitachi from 2004. This particular set U 009 was delivered on 24 November 2010. The train "Sakura 408" from Kagoshima-Chuo to Haka... (more)
16 of this 8-car 700-7000 series "Rail Star" were built from 1999 for JR West, with a maximum speed of 285 km p.h., for service between Shin-Osaka and Hakata (San-Yo Shinkansen). Trainset E6 is en... (more)
The 16-car N700-7000 sets are operated by JR West on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen services. 16 trains of this "N" series were built from 2007 to 2010 for JR West for duty mainly for Nozomi und Hik... (more)
19 of the 8-car N700-7000 series shinkansen were built for JR West from 2010 to 2012, for the "Sakura" and "Mizuho" services between Shin-Osaka and Kagoshima-Chuo. In contrast to the N700 series o... (more)
For me the best looking highspeed train ever, 500 series of JR West for 300 km p.h (design speed 320). Designed by the german industrial designer Alexander Neumeister, 9 of this 16-car trains were... (more)
The newest shinkansen type on the Tokaido and Sanyo line is the N700 A (A for advanced). This particular set G 4 was delivered from Nippon Sharyo on january 22, 2013. Externally the same as the N7... (more)
Two shinkansen 16-car trainsets of the N700 series are passing each other on the east side of Kyoto station, seen from the Kyoto Tower skydesk.
Shinkansen maintenance and sidings in Osaka Settsu with trains of N700, 700 and 700-7000 series, seen from the Osaka Monorail.
3 generations of Shinkansen trains in Shin-Yamaguchi station at 06.16 PM. Shinkansen N6 trainset of the N700 series is passing two "Kodama" trains with 300 km p.h, running as "Nozomi 58" from Haka... (more)