Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"(Subway) Train Yard, Etc."

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

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