Comparing trains in Germany and Japan

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A more recent picture of the Shinkansen passing Mount Fuji [photo Wiki/ion66]. I wonder how long it took the Japanese railway authorities to build this magnificent volcano, and how much it cost them.
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The “Zero-kei” Shinkansen I travelled on in 1979, now on display in the Railway Museum in Saitama City.
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The modern E6 series and E3 series operating today [photo Wikipedia]

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Frederic Alois Friedel, born in 1945, science journalist, co-founder of ChessBase, studied Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and Oxford.

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