This is the E255 leaving.
This is a rapid train service that came in on the track opposite.
From Tokyo Station we rode a Kagayaki Shinkansen to Omiya.
Which was where we caught the New Shuttle Line, which was running the newest stock that they had, the 2020 series. Last year when we visited we rode on the 1010 series, which was the oldest stock. They retired them on June 26 this year, so I made a tribute. It has the oldest type and the newest type in it.
Since it was mildly foggy out I was worried that the shinkansen viewing platform would close like it did last time, I got my railfanning done early. This is a video of all the shinkansen that we saw, plus some at Omiya Station.
Well, after some successful morning railfanning, we headed into their diorama area where they had their models.
In the museum they have these little trains that kids can drive around the track. This is one of the decommissioned models, a series 209 formerly "used" on the Keihin-Tohoku Line.
Hey! An SP U-boat!
Next post will be about Goryokaku Tower and Mt. Hakodate.