To the immediate North of JR East's Ōmiya Station lies the Ōmiya Workshops. The facility functions as a centre for inspecting new rolling stock, heavy maintenence, remodelling and overhauling existing stock. The facility services not just JR East's stock but for some of the Kanto area's private operators as well.
The facility hosts an annual inspection day where the general public can visit and inspect the site, as JRS Member Mark Kavanagh did during his spare time at the end of a visit to Japan.
All Photos: Mark Kavanagh, taken 26th May 2018. JRS Member Hiroshi Naito wrote an artlcie for the website following a previous visit to the JR East Kamakura Workshop Open Day in November 2000, similar to this event.
Main Shop floor for small parts repairs
Bogies/traction motor repair line
Odakyū 4000 series in for repairs
Boso View 255 series train undergoing bodywork/repairs
EF series electric locomotive sitting on shop trucks undergoing a major renovation