After looking into it a little more, it appears that the old train car factory/maintenance shed was for wide-gauge subway cars, which the Toei subway system uses, and not in fact Shinkansen cars, as I had initially thought. In looking into the logistics of that old factory, I was led to a new-looking and fairly large train yard about a fifteen-minute walk away - see:
- where evidence strongly pointed towards that old factory being an extension (or vice-versa) of the new factory building. At the large train yard, there is also an older building similar to that old disused factory building, so I suppose those two were a pair and the new building replaced the separate and recently shut-down one.
Not far from the train yard and factory/maintenance sheds is Honmonji Temple:
All of the pictures on the two pages above were taken with an Olympus 810. I'm working towards getting some pictures from the Ricoh GR Digital up next.
4:35 a.m. ..... I need to get some sleep.
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon