JS 5604, DF4B 0215, and China in general, circa March 1978

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JS 5604, DF4B 0215, and China in general, circa March 1978

Post by ZiggyZipgun » 09 Feb 2011, 15:44

While scanning hundreds of Kodak slides of family photos taken by my grandparents, I stumbled across an entire box of slides that show several of my grandfather's business trips to China, Japan, and Thailand while working for the Westinghouse Air Brake Company as the general manager of foreign sales. Among the many photos taken from his trip to China in early 1978, there are two shots of JS 5604, decorated in a way that I have not seen on any of the JS and QJ models that are available, as well as DF4B 0215, looking rather new at the time. The few photos taken in Japan show three well-remembered trains: the Tobu 1700 'Kegon' Limited Express, the JNR Kuha 181, and what I think is a Tobu 8000 series, in the original orange and beige livery. Before seeing these slides, I knew nothing about Chinese or Japanese trains whatsoever, but I had been looking into getting a few American models, such as the East Broad Top line, where my other grandfather worked selling papers when he was 7 years old. I'd like to find a Jian She model, if I could find one that looks like that; I'm also interested in a model of the 1700 'Kegon', though preferrably larger than an N scale, if one has ever been made. Anyway, have a look through the photos, which I've uploaded onto Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53998873@N ... 420348801/. Any details about any of the trains pictured, or even any of the locations where these photos were taken, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, and enjoy!

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Re: JS 5604, DF4B 0215, and China in general, circa March 19

Post by QJ7205 » 12 Feb 2011, 08:36

Really cool! :) Thanks a lot for posting this! :D

(The pictures on the Flickr account are also very interesting!)

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