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    雪に負けない!! 新幹線(東海道・上越・東北・山形・秋田・北陸新幹線)
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    雪に負けない!! 新幹線(東海道・上越・東北・山形・秋田・北陸新幹線)

    November 11, 2019


    Tohoku Shinkansen Tokaido Shinkansen A few days snow estimates every year around Maibara in Tokaido Shinkansen. It is dangerous if the soared snow freezes on the car body and falls while traveling at high speed. Sprinkler sprinkling and slowing down prevent snow from rising Even if other cities are sunny, there are days when it only snows in this area Snow depth of this day: 30cm Tokaido Shinkansen constructed in 1960 ‘s Most of the roadbeds are made of embankment, and the soil is washed away, so a large amount of watering can not be done It will return to normal speed when the snow hardens Watering continues until the snow on the track disappears Joetsu Shinkansen Snow depth of this day: 230cm Snowfall exceeds 100 cm every year on the Joetsu Shinkansen Melt the snow completely so it won’t stack at all The spring water from the Daishimizu tunnel and rivers are the water source,
    Water reuse will also take place The water is preheated above the air temperature The first floor of E4 series “Max Toki” The roadbed of the Shinkansen built after the 1970s is made of concrete There is no concern about railroad ballast washout due to watering Snow depth of this day:130cm The station placing norther than Jomokogen have snow shed. Snow depth of this day:230cm There is no snow on the track More than 200 cm of snow is piled up where sprinkler watering can not reach Snow depth of this day:230cm On conventional lines that run the same area as the Joetsu Shinkansen, there are days when outages for snow removal occur Tohoku Shinkansen The head car has snowplough that wipe snow into grooves of their rails. Powder snow don’t stick to vehicles. That enable to operate without slowdown The station placing norther than Ichinoseki have snow shed. watering near switches. In old traffics that made on SL era, in Akita and Yamagata… that is well-experienced. So usually, there are operating on-time. If unless heavy snow. Akita Shinkansen Switches have melting system. They doesn’t covered with. Yamagata Shinkansen Snow removal operation on Tohoku Shinkansen Morioka Station Snow covering Komachi is removed. before it runs at 320 kph. The operation starts after combination. All snow removed. They departed. Hokuriku Shinkansen In Hokuriku Shinkansen, the method of snow removal is different according to the amount of snowfall along the railway West of Toyama Prefecture, Wipe the snow into the groove with a snowplow Sound insulating wall also have the ability to prevent snow The station between Iiyama and Kanazawa have snow shed. Snow removal operation on Itoigawa Station A horn to inform the departure This train is for Tokyo, and the snow on the track ahead is melting Melt the dropped snow Passing train during work slows down Melting snow in northern Nagano Prefecture and in Niigata Prefecture Snow depth of this day:100cm There is no snow on the track

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    Learn Letters With Max the Glow Train – TOYS (Letters and Toys)

    October 21, 2019


    Hi! I am Max the glow train. When it is dark you can see me glow! Look! Today we are going to learn the alphabet. Let’s go find the letters and take them to the zoo on top of that playground ship. Hi, letter A. Let’s go to the zoo! Hi, Max. Sounds great! I am landing the airplane. A is for AIRPLANE. Look! The letters B and C are fixing the bridge. Hi, Max! I am B and I operate the bulldozer. I am C and I operate the crane. Let’s go to the zoo. I am almost done. The bridge is complete. B is for BULLDOZER. C is for CRANE. Hi, D. Do you want to go with us? Sure. Let me get my dog. D is for DOG. Hi, Max. I am the letter E. Let’s go to the zoo, E. I am almost finished. E is for EXCAVATOR. Hi, F. Hi, Max. We are going to the zoo, do you want to go too? Just one second, let me help the shapes. OK, shapes. Circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle, octagon. F is for FIRE TRUCK. Wait for me. I want to go to the zoo too. Hi, G. Let me dump this garbage and we will go. G is for GARBAGE TRUCK. Now which way should we go – left or right? I can help you, Max. We need to go right. Thank you, H. Let’s go to the zoo! H is for HELICOPTER. Who wants ice cream? I have yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green. And who wants jam? Hi, I. Hi, J. I want both ice cream and jam. Thank you I. And thank you J. I is for ICE CREAM. And J is for JAM. Hi, letters. Hi, Max. Let’s load the fruits and go to the zoo. K is for KIWI.
    L is for LEMON.
    M is for MANGO. N is for NECTARINE.
    O is for ORANGE. Pull over, Q. Look, the letter P in the police car pulled over the letter Q for going too fast. I am sorry, P. I won’t be going so fast anymore. I was late delivering the quilts. Please slow down next time. We are going to the zoo. Can you go with us? Yes, Max. P is for POLICE CAR and Q is for QUILT. Looks like the letter R is fixing the road. Hi, R. Do you want to go with us? Hi, Max. I am ready to go. R is for ROAD ROLLER. Hi, S. Are you going to the zoo? Sure. Let me finish sweeping. Oh, no! My sweeper broke down. I will help you, S. I drive a tow truck. Thank you, T. S is for SWEEPER and T is for TOW TRUCK. Hi, U. Have you seen V and W? Hi, Max. Let me see. Yes, I see V and W coming this way. U is for UMBRELLA. Look the letter V is in the van pulling the letter W in the wagon. Hi, V. Hi, W. Let’s go to the zoo! Thank you, Max. V is for VAN. And W is for WAGON. Hi, X. Nice music. Let’s go to the zoo. Thank you, Max. X is for XYLOPHONE. Nice yacht, letter Y! Thank you, Max. Let’s go to the zoo! Y is for YACHT. Hi, Z. Hi, Max. We are finally here and ready to see the animals in your zoo. OK, Max. Let me show them to you. Here we have bear, cow, duck, elephant, hedgehog, mouse, pig, giraffe, zebra. We found all the letters! Z is for ZEBRA. Run! It’s a tiger! Uh-oh! It is just a cat. We are safe. Thank you for telling us, C. It is getting late Let’s repeat the letters one more time. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z See you next time!

    Where We Live: The MAX light rail system
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    Where We Live: The MAX light rail system

    October 14, 2019


    THE SENATORS CALLS THE USE OF UNDISCLOSED CAMERAS A SERIOUS BREACH OF PRIVACY IF THE REPORT IS TRUE. THE SENATORS WANT ANSWERS FROM THE AIRLINES WITHIN 30 DAYS. IT’S THE FOURTH BUSIEST LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM IN THE NATION. THE METROPOLITAN AREA EXPRESS, OR MAX, CARRIED MORE THAN 39 MILLION PASSENGERS LAST YEAR. THE SYSTEM IS STILL EXPANDING, EVEN AS TRIMET DEALS WITH ISSUES INCLUDING COST, SAFETY, AND NEW TECHNOLOGY. KEN BODDIE EXAMINES THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE OF MAX IN THIS WEEK’S “WHERE WE LIVE.” 145 RAIL CARS. 60 MILES OF TRACK. AND, 97 STATIONS WITH 13 BILLION — $13 BILLION OF INVESTMENT AROUND THEM. TRI-MET AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STARTED TALKING ABOUT LIGHT RAIL IN THE LATE 70’S, TO DEAL WITH A GROWING POLLUTION PROBLEM. THE MAX BLUE LINE STARTED ROLLING BETWEEN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND AND GRESHAM IN 1986, SETTING A NEW COURSE FOR THE PROJECT MANAGER- AND HISTORIAN. WE MET HIM IN GRESHAM- ON PORTLAND’S VERY FIRST MAX TRAIN. IT’S STILL IN SERVICE, AS ONE OF THE TRAINS THAT NOW CRISS-CROSS THREE COUNTIES. THEY TRAVEL THE RED, THE BLUE, THE GREEN, THE YELLOW, AND THE ORANGE LINES. THE ORANGE, WHICH GOES OVER TILIKUM CROSSING AND INTO CLACKAMAS COUNTY, IS THE MOST RECENT. THE 7.3 MILE ROUTE, COMPLETED IN 2015 COST $1.5 BILLION HALF OF , IT FEDERAL MONEY. FOR VISITORS AND URBAN PLANNERS, MAX HELPS DEFINE PORTLAND. I THINK LIKE OUR PORTLAND MICROBREWS, AND OUR OREGON WINES. THEY WANT TO BOTTLE THAT UP AND TAKE IT BACK TO WHEREVER THEY ARE. MAX OPERATOR JEFFREY FLANAGAN BURIES MANY OF THE 120 THOUSAND PASSENGERS WHO USE MACS EVERY DAY. THE HARDEST PART ABOUT BEING A MAX OPERATOR IS JUST MAKING SURE YOU’RE ALERT AT ALL TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE GOING THROUGH DOWNTOWN AREAS. THERE HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTS, AND DEATH THERE HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTS, ADDRESS THAT PERCEPTION OF SAFETY THAT FOLKS HAVE. NOW METRO THE REGIONAL , GOVERNMENT, AND TRIMET, ARE LOOKING TO EXTEND MAX TO THE SOUTHWEST CORRIDOR INTO TIGARD, AS MORE PEOPLE COME HERE. WE ARE DEMONSTRATING THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS WORKED FOR US AS A REGION, AND CERTAINLY CAN BE PART OF WHAT WE WANT TO DO AS THE FUTURE FOR THE CITY AND THE REGION.

    Where California High-Speed Rail stands now
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    Where California High-Speed Rail stands now

    September 23, 2019


    >>THIS IS THE CEDAR AVENUE VIADUCT THAT CROSSES OVER TOP OF CEDAR AVENUE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HIGHWAY 99. MAX: THIS BRIDGE IS ARGUABLY THE MOST VISIBLE PIECE OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL CONSTRUCTION IN CALIFORNIA.>>I THINK IT’S, YOU KNOW, FOR PEOPLE WHO DRIVE BY HERE ON 99, IT’S THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL BECOMING A REALITY HERE IN FRESNO. MAX: HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY OUTGOING CEO JEFF MORALES SAYS THIS VIADUCT IS ONE OF THE PROJECT’S TALLEST POINTS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY.>>WE’RE ABOUT 50, 60 FEET UP HERE ON THIS AND WHERE WE’RE STANDING IS WHERE THE TRACK WILL BE. WE’LL HAVE TWO TRACKS RUNNING RIGHT HERE. MAX: ON THOSE TRACKS, TRAINS CAPABLE OF HITTING 200 MILES AN HOUR. AND WHEN THEY REACH FRESNO, THEY’LL END UP HERE.>>THIS WILL BE THE FIRST HIGH SPEED RAIL STATION NOT ONLY IN CALIFORNIA, BUT IN THE U.S. MAX: BUILDERS ENVISION A BLEND OF HISTORY, AND HIGH-TECH WITH THE CONVERSION OF THIS HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT.>>WE’LL HAVE DESIGNERS WHO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THAT AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OLD HISTORIC STRUCTURE BUT TYING IT IN WITH THE NEW. MAX: BACKERS BELIEVE IT COULD BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO DOWNTOWN FRESNO.>>IT’S BRING DOWNTOWN TO LIFE AGAIN, AND I THINK IT’S GOING TO ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS. MAX: WITH THE $20 MILLION FULTON STREET PROJECT WRAPPING UP AND OTHER REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS PLANNED, SOME RESIDENTS SEE THE HIGH SPEED RAIL AS A MAJOR ECONOMIC BOOST. >>I HOPE THAT SOME OF THE NEW RENOVATIONS WILL BRING ACROSS MORE BUSINESS TO THE LITTLE SHOPS HERE THAT NEED TRAFFIC COMING IN AND OUT. MAX: AND ONCE TRAINS ARE UP AND RUNNING, THOSE CUSTOMERS COULD COME FROM FAR OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL VALLEY>>TODAY IT TAKES ABOUT THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR HOURS TO GET TO SILICON VALLEY, DRIVING, WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET THERE. IT’LL BE ABOUT 45, 50 MINUTES ON THE TRAIN. THAT’S JUST A GAME CHANGER FOR THIS AREA. MAX: MORALES ESTIMATES ALL THIS CONSTRUCTION WILL CREATE 1000 JOBS ACROSS 11 CENTRAL VALLEY SITES WITH 80% OF THE WORKERS COMING FROM THE CENTRAL VALLEY. FRESNO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CEO NATHAN AHLE SAYS MANY AREA WORKERS ARE ALREADY ON THE PAYROLL.>>THEY’RE BUILDING TRESTLES AND BRIDGES AND DOING ALL OF THE INITIAL GROUNDWORK WHERE THEY START TO LAY TRACK BETWEEN HERE AND MADERA, AND THOSE CONSTRUCTION JOBS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY. MAX: AND THERE ARE EVEN MORE JOBS DOWN THE ROAD FOR WHICHEVER CITY GETS THE HIGH-SPEED RAIL’S BIG MAINTENANCE FACILITY.>>THAT WOULD MEAN THOUSANDS OF JOBS. THOSE ARE GOOD, WELL-PAYING CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE-TYPE JOBS, AND WE’RE HOPING TO HEAR ABOUT THAT BY THE END OF THE YEAR. MAX: IF EVERYTHING STAYS ON SCHEDULE, THE FIRST TRAINS WILL ROLL OUT IN 2025 OFFERING SERVICE FROM SAN JOSE THROUGH THE CENTRAL VALLEY. BY 2029, THE HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY EXPECTS TO BE RUNNING FROM SAN FRANCISCO DOWN TO LOS ANGELES, AND ANAHEIM. EVENTUALLY, HIGH-SPEED RAIL WANTS TO SEE 12 TRAINS RUNNING EACH HOUR. THAT IS THE VISION THE BRIGHT FUTURE PROMISED AND PROMOTED BY BACKERS OF CALIFORNIA’S HIGH-SPEED SYSTEM. BUT THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS. EDIE: OF COURSE THAT SOUNDS GREAT, BUT ALSO WE KNOW THERE ARE CONCERNS. MAX: NOT EVERYONE IS ON BOARD. THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO THE HIGH-SPEED RAIL STORY. CRITICS WORRY ABOUT THE COST, AND PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THE PROJECT ARE LOSING LAND, HOMES AND BUSINESSES, AND SOME OF THEM ARE FIGHTING BACK. THE VISION — MAKING IT BY TRAIN FROM THE BAY AREA TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN WHAT MIGHT AMOUNT TO THE BLINK OF AN EYE.>>TOP SPEED WE’RE DESIGNING FOR , 220 MILES AN HOUR. WE WON’T DO THAT EVERYWHERE OBVIOUSLY, BUT TRAINS WILL GO AS FAST AS 220, WHICH IS RIGHT AT THE LEADING EDGE OF WHAT’S BEING DONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. MAX: THE REALTY, SLOWLY COMING INTO FOCUS, AS CONSTRUCTION INTENSIFIES ACROSS THE CENTRAL VALLEY.>>WE’VE GOT, AND WE’RE STILL VERY MUCH IN THE RAMP UP PERIOD OF CONSTRUCTION, GOT ELEVEN MAJOR SITES UNDERWAY AND THAT’S GOING TO MULTIPLY OVER THE COMING MONTHS AND YEARS. MAX: AND IN ORDER TO DO SO, THE HIGH-SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY NEEDS LAND, LOTS OF IT. AS OF MID-APRIL IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY ALONE, HIGH-SPEED RAIL REQUIRED THE PURCHASE OF 1711 PIECES OF LAND WITH 1118 PURCHASED SO FAR. OF THOSE, 454 RESULTED IN EMINENT DOMAIN SUITS. SOME HAVE BEEN SETTLED. OTHERS ARE STILL BEING NEGOTIATED. AMONG THOSE TAKING ON THE STATE, FARMER JON TOS.>>GOVERNOR BROWN IS BENT ON DOING THIS, AND SO IT’S A TUG OF WAR, YOU KNOW, IT’S A TUG OF WAR. WHO’S GOING TO OUTLAST WHO. I’M SURE THE GOVERNMENT’S GOING TO OUTLAST INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE, BUT WE’RE GOING TO TRY. MAX: THE ROPE JON AND THE STATE TUSSLE OVER SEEMS TO BE SHORTENING, AT LEAST, ON HIS END.>>ORIGINALLY THEY WERE GOING TO TAKE SIX PARCELS AND THEN IT WAS SEVEN, AND LAST WEEK WE FOUND OUT THAT THEY WANT ANOTHER ONE. SO NOW THEY’RE TAKING EIGHT, EIGHT DIFFERENT PARCELS. MAX: THOSE PARCELS, FILLED WITH FRUITS AND NUTS, RANGE IN SIZE FROM JUST A HALF-ACRE TO 40 ACRES.>>ON MOST OF THESE PROPERTIES WHERE THE RAIL IS COMING THROUGH, IT’S GOING THROUGH ON AN ANGLE, AND IT JUST DISSECTS THE PROPERTY. IT’S LIKE THE RAIL GOING THROUGH YOUR HOME, YOU KNOW, YOU’VE CUT YOUR HOUSE IN HALF AND THAT’S PRETTY HARD TO MANAGE AND THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING TO US. MAX: IN ALISA GOMES’ CASE, HIGH SPEED RAIL DOESN’T FIGURE TO DIVIDE HER HOME, IT FIGURES TO TAKE IT ALL OF IT AND THEN SOME.>>OUR KIDS PROBABLY SEE US AS WE’RE HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS AND SEEING US LIKE THIS, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE GOING THROUGH IT TOO. MAX: THE GOMES FAMILY STANDS TO LOSE THEIR TWO-ACRE LOT IN CORCORAN, FIT WITH A SEPARATE WORKSHOP AND ROOM FOR LIVESTOCK ANCHORED BY THIS 3400 SQUARE FOOT, SIX BEDROOM, FOUR BATHROOM HOME.>>THE APPRAISAL THAT THEY GAVE US FOR THE HOME, ALL THE IMPROVEMENTS WE’VE MADE AND THE SHOP, WAS $4000 MORE. SO, IT WAS PRETTY FRUSTRATING. MAX: AT SOME POINT, THE FAMILY OF SIX WILL HAVE TO MOVE. BUT ALISA SAYS THE RELOCATION OFFERS DON’T BEGIN TO COMPARE.>>THEY’RE GIVING US OFFERS ON HOMES THAT ARE IN SUBDIVISIONS ON LIKE A QUARTER OF AN ACRE. WHERE ARE WE GOING TO BUILD A SHOP? WHERE ARE WE GOING TO KEEP OUR ANIMALS? AND SO WE FEEL THAT THE RELOCATION OFFERS THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN US AREN’T COMPARABLE AT ALL. MAX: SO LIKE JON, ALISA’S FIGHT PLAYS OUT IN COURT WITH A RESOLUTION THAT’S STILL OUT OF REACH.>>WE HAVE BEEN TO COURT PROBABLY FIVE TIMES, TWO IN OUR CASE AND THREE WHERE THEY’RE TAKING US TO COURT, AND I DON’T FEEL LIKE WE’RE ANY CLOSER TODAY THAN WE WERE A YEAR AND A HALF A GO. MAX: THE STATE HAS SPENT MORE THAN $3 BILLION ON HIGH-SPEED RAIL. MAKING THIS WORK COULD COST UPWARDS OF $64 BILLION. KELLIE: IT IS NICE TO REALLY SEE IN PERSON HOW IT AFFECTS PEOPLE’S LIVES. THIS IS ONE OF GOVERNOR BROWN’S PET PROJECTS. IS HE STILL AS OPTIMISTIC AS HE WAS IN THE BEGINNING? MAX: HE SAYS HE IS AS OPTIMISTIC AS EVER. WE SPOKE WITH THE GOVERNOR

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    Race The Tube – London Parkour POV 🇬🇧

    September 21, 2019


    Rolling! Max Cave: What’s up Youtube, today we have got a very good challenge. Drew Taylor: This is the train that we are racing.
    Benj Cave: Oh my god it’s happening now! Storror Army wish us luck. M: We can leave our bags with you?
    B: Yeah yeah leave your bags to us. We saw this video that went crazy viral years ago of some dude who raced the tube like two stops in London. But we think we can do better than that.. Sacha Powell: So the route is from Moorgate to Farringdon. There’s gonna be a lot of running but we found some nice parkour shortcut. M: Can we get some Let’s Go’s in the comments below?
    B: Can we get some fucking Let’s Go’s! I think they’re gonna have to run so hard, but it is possible. We’ve scouted the route and like found some shortcuts that save time. Max is gonna be filming it all on the GoPro. Me and Callum are gonna be in here, with their bags. [Train]: The next station is Moorgate Here we are, come on boys, come on boys! Toby Segar: Yeah, it’s good to go. Max is rolling. This is it. Attempt one, Storror versus the Tube. It’s so fast.
    Okay here we go C’mon boys, hit it. Go go go Okay, halfway point Barbican. Oh my god they must be close to around here by now. Callum Powell: What is faster, the Tube or parkour? We could just hold up the doors a little bit. At Barbican station. We’re halfway. Let’s go! Okay the final stride. Callum it could just be.. It could just happen that they’re not gonna get on the train. Yea what happens if they’re just not there? I mean that is a very strong possibility. Are they actually gonna be there? I don’t know! Any signs, any signs? C’mon boys, c’mon Okay. Where are they? Oooh no fucking way! No way! No fucking way!! You made it! Can you believe that? I’m fully fucked. Wow. What are you gonna say to that? That was hard. That’s good effort mate, that’s really good effort that’s what it is.

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    A travel by Shinkansen (bullet train) – MAXたにがわ号に乗ってみた

    September 8, 2019


    上毛高原、越後湯沢、長岡、終点新潟に止まります。 Maxたにがわ311号ガーラ湯沢行は1号車から8号車… お下がり下さい… 禁煙です。 Maxとき… はい。新潟行 ガーラ湯沢行 ドアが閉まります。 オーライ。 (車内チャイム) 本日もJR東日本をご利用下さいましてありがとうございます。 この電車は上越新幹線MAXたにがわ号ガーラ湯沢行とMAXとき­号新潟行です。 次は上野に止まります。 Ladies and Gentlemen.
    Welcome on board the Joetsu-Shinkansen. This is the MAX Tanigawa super-express bound for Gala Yuzawa, combined with MAX Toki super-express bound for Nigata. The next stop will be Ueno. Maxとき311号新潟行とMaxたにがわ311号ガーラ湯沢行が発車致します。 次は上毛高原に止まります。 黄色い線までお下がり下さい。 ドアが閉まります。ご注意ください。