I went to JR Ohmiya Works for their open day. I was there with my old friend.
The inside of the works can be seen from a bridge on the way to the works.
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The factory was filled with large crowd.まずは電車用台車整備工場で台車の組立の実演を見た。まずは車輪をおいて台車を被せる。
At first we entered to electric car truck maintenance factory. They demonstrated assembly process of the trucks. The wheels were placed and the truck frame was placed.次にモーターを取り付ける。
Then motors were installed.
Tightening coupling bolts.
Finished truck. We discussed what the silver boxes were. Our conclusion was they were brush for returning current to the rails. We asked a staff there about this and got the same answer.
Many parts of the trucks, traction motors, were placed in the factory. Most of them are hard to see from outside.ブレーキ梁。 Brake beams.
Axle boxes for “Hashirundesu” series. “Hashirundesu” series electric trains are featured as cheap, right weight but short life. A sort of disposable train.