JR Freight's new "Super Rail Cargo" freight EMU heads west past Higashi-Totsuka station on a driver-training run. This train is expected to enter revenue-earning service later this year on overnight express freight services running between Tokyo and Osaka. The 130 km/h top speed will reduce the journey time to 6 hours. June 2003, by Dave Fossett.
Blue train Asakaze hauled by EF6643 is arriving in Tokyo station after a 15 hours overnight trip from Shimonoseki, the westernmost city on the main island of Japan. January 2003, by Dave Fossett.