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Cargo station Kamats, the old Shimbashi Railway exhibition room

Cargo station Kamats, the old Shimbashi Railway exhibition room

After seeing the exhibition of the Panasonic Shiodome Museum which I introduced last time, I have seen the exhibition “The human being of the cargo station Kamats” in the former Shimbashi Railway Historical exhibition room near the immediate vicinity.


【 Exhibition name 】
Cargo Station Kamats

[Official Website]

【 Venue 】 Old Shimbashi Station Railway historical exhibition room
【 Nearest 】 Shimbashi station

Date: Tuesday, March 19-Sunday, June 23, 2019
* Please check the official website for business hours, closed days, maps and patrols.

[Appreciation time required (my pace)]
About 0 hours 40 minutes

[Crowded condition, congestion situation]
Congestion _1_2_ 3_4_ (5) _ Comfortable

[Work Fulfillment]
Deficiency _1_ (2) _3_4_5_ Fuller

Easy to understand
Arcane _1_2_ (3) _4_ 5 _ Clear

[Total Satisfaction]
(3) _4_2_ satisfaction

I was able to enjoy it comfortably.

Now, this exhibition is in honor of the history that the former Shimbashi station was used as a cargo terminal when it became Shiodome Sta. (until 1986 in the end of Jnr era) in 1914, it is to introduce the history and current state of the Japan freight train. Because the majority is a panel exhibition, the rare goods are not so much, but I was looking forward as an opportunity to know about the cargo with little chance to contact me as a railroad lover W because it was exhibited in several chapters divided into I think I’ll look back at each chapter easily.

Disaster and railroad freight transportation >
This is a corner about the railroad freight which is active in the recovery from the disaster. It seems to have been emergency oil transport to the disaster area via the Sea of Japan also when 311, it was introduced how to correspond with the place that usually cargo does not pass. At that time, the head mark of [stand Tohoku] that had been attached to the locomotive that was towing the cargo has also been exhibited.
In addition to the new memory, some sections were cut off during the heavy rain in West Japan in July 2018. In this case, I ran it with the head mark of “my” “the” the “the” “

The beginning of freight transportation by rail >
The following is a corner of the history of cargo. On September 15, 1873, it seemed that the first regular, irregular one round-trip freight train Japan at the view of Yokohama was started operation, but at that time it was not used so much that it could carry only between Yokohama on high compared to the boat and the horse.
When the railway network is built around 1900, a private railway is acquired and a nationwide cargo transportation network is formed. And from the time of the First World War, when the Japan developed in the center of heavy industry at a stretch, the demand for cargo transportation for domestic industrial and industrial production increased dramatically, it became a problem that the destination of the wagons to stay complicated. Therefore, the “Cargo gathering transportation system” is in full swing nationwide, and the maintenance of the yard is advanced. The land of Shimbashi became Shiodome station in 1914, and it was decided to start again as a station dedicated to the cargo.
In 1937 during the war, the war situation deteriorated and the sea power was lost, and the cargo increased, and the passenger was reduced and the shipment was increased. In addition, the transportation capacity seems to have decreased when the war situation is deteriorated, but after the war, the transportation volume is rapidly recovered in the shortage of goods, and it will play a role to lead the recovery.
The panel which shows such a history was lined up here. The cargo of these days seems to be in conjunction with national strength.

How the Yard works >
Here, the mechanism of the yard was introduced. Freight cars are lined up by rough destination in a plurality of tracks, we will make the same direction of the organization sorted by one by two. This is an efficient carry… I thought that this will become a problem in the future. W in the 1960s, the peak of cargo transport will be reached in the high-growth period, but in 1970, the amount of handling is sharply reduced. Because, in addition to the decrease of coal transportation by the energy revolution, the road network is well equipped and the car freight transportation has increased, and the car has become an advantage because the loss of time is small because it is unnecessary to transshipment from the train. When the travel time becomes competitive, it seems to have been judged that it takes time to sort or transshipment or not in the terminal. It seems to have been aware of the Japanese National Railways also appeared in 1959 to carry the Container Express “from the” was not directly through the yard, and in 1969, Co-operative integrated transport with the truck [Frailiner] method, such as appeared. However, since the freight car buildup transport system of the aforementioned cannot shorten the fundamental time, it will abolish the yard in February 1984 and convert it into a direct-to-base system.

There was a tail mark of “from” and a poster of the EF90 in 1967. EF66 901 is a considerable speed up because it seems to get out 100m per hour. In addition, there was a poster of the Jnr container that can be transshipment with a forklift. This also leads to shortening of time because it can carry only by transferring it to the entire container truck without the contents. It seems to have been selling to know the arrival time.

There is a model of TOMIX to the destination, I was reproducing the yard. There are 242 freight stations in the country today, so the handling of containers is 125 stations. There are a number of branches are branched, it has also been reproduced that has been transshipment of the container on the side of the railroad line.

A refrigerated car that brings fresh fish to Tsukiji >
Here, there was a model of 1/15 of the 10,000 type of Ressa with a refrigerated function. It seems to have been active in “Ginrin” between Nagasaki and Tokyo between “Tobiuo” and Hakata-Osaka. It is a pure white body, and it prevents the temperature rise in the refrigerator by making it white.

Tokaido Shinkansen freight Train >
This is a corner about the plan of the freight train of the Tokaido Shinkansen which did not realize. It was scheduled to run at night, but could not be achieved because the time of maintenance work can not be secured. As long as you watch this plan, it had become a mysterious body where the power part of the W locomotive is not visible to the Shinkansen.

Cargo Station Photos >
The last is the photo corner of the freight station. It looks like the freight train is parked on a normal road because there is no platform unlike the passenger, it seems to work using this road. It was a very different scene from the general station, which was a maximum of 550m.

So, I was able to know the history and structure of the cargo. Because technology and operation methods have changed with the times, I think that the freight train will continue to be active while changing the shape in the future. There are few exhibits, but I think that it is a fun exhibition for railway lovers.

I know that Shiodome station was the arrival and departure station of Kurt Lane. I wanted to ride some time when I was a child, but the station itself was gone before I became an adult.

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