When you said that you have a new employment position I didn’t know it was as a train driver! I hope that cab is not too cramped for you. Not the best leg room it appears.I spent a lot of time on the Chuo platform two tracks to the left. Late at night, when it became the yellow Sobu line it was the last train leaving Shinjuku (for Mitaka). Great for late-night drinking and still making it home. Those large 3D “Xs” looking into the Odakyu line are ingrained within my occipital lobe.
Oh, wait. Track 14 is uchi-mawari headed for Harajuku and Shibuya, etc. So you were viewing from the “caboose.”
The best thing about the Yamanote is the frequency of the trains. The next best thing is the unique tune or song that each station has. I can close my eyes and identify the different stations by just listening! ^^PS: Another great b/w shot. There's just something about b/w photos ...
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To go along with Rurousha, a sample of the melody at this platform #14 can be heard here.
Here's all of them! ^^http://www.japan-railways.com/yatej.htm
an excellent picture !please have a good thursday.
great perspective , train station are worth it to photograph ! :)
Thanks Rurousha. That link is fun. The Shinjuku track #14 melody has a title: 「新たな季節」 “New Season”. Although Ebisu sounds like the theme from the movie The Third Man it was used a lot in Ebisu commercials so a lot of people know it in Japan as the “Ebisu Theme” (I just found out).The thing that most amazed me about trains in Japan is how punctual they are. If the schedule says 12:27 it leaves exactly at 12:27. Trains here can be anywhere from minutes late to hours. Rather than put a time down on a schedule here they should just write something like "Tuesday (maybe afternoon, maybe not)”.
This reminds «Louis» of the Métro in Paris. The trains there also come frequently and with the large number of stations and routes, it is easy to get around in Paris on the Métro.
Unlike Paris, this subway is nothing like what we have in Toronto! We only have 2.25 lines and you can't get very far. But I still like taking it to get downtown in the daytime. And I love looking at other subways like this one. :)
So you are driving?
Great perspective Kaori, it must be an incredibly busy station, but somehow I imagine it being very efficient!
yehey! you finally made it in front. ^0^
Terrific monochrome of Shinjuku station, Kaori... I hope to arrive there one day. ;-) [Is my memory failing me or have you changed your blog theme? Whatever, I really like it.]
Thank you so much! Love it when you comment! xx