This line is an extension of the Suita to Umeda freight/express-train line that runs from Shin-Osaka Station to the Umeda Freight Yards.
This line continues further south-west, rising back up to the height of the kanjosen and then branching off on the Yumesaki Line to Universal Studios Japan. Before this though, is Ajikawaguchi freight yards. The home of Sagawa Transport's M250!
This freight train is famous... it's actually an EMU high-speed express freight service that runs through the night to get your urgent deliveries to Tokyo. The opposing service departs Tokyo at the same time and they pass somewhere half-way along the Tokaido Main Line in the middle of the night.
Due to its timetable, you'll really only ever see it resting in the Ajikawaguchi yard. Sometimes I've seen it photographed in the early morning at the Tokyo end, but never really in daylight when moving.
Due to this, I still haven't managed to properly photograph this train. I've seen it depart Ajikawaguchi once and you can find a post with a movie of the departure over here.
The last column on each table is a rail-set train. I've seen this pass before from an assortment of locations.
This area is difficult to photograph, but there is a large level crossing on which you can gently walk into the middle of and take photos. Just be very considerate and respect the requests of staff if they ask you to get out of the way!
As per previous Osaka timetables, all times are up until Suita. I'll look into extending the SRC through to Tokyo at a later date.
|▲51||Tokyo||––||0511||0526||▲ = 日曜日運休 (Not Sundays)|
|▲59||Tokyo||––||0451||0510||▲ = 土 or 休日運休 (Not Saturdays or Holidays)|
|(4078) ~ (1081) ~ 91||Sendai||ºº0723||0833||0900||ºº = ??|
|▲93||Osaka||1102||1111||1157||▲ = 月曜日運休 (Not Mondays)|
|(1881) ~ 1883||Kyoto||1447||1603||1628||Rail-set or 'other' cargo.|
|▲50||2309||––||2324||Tokyo||▲ = 日曜日運休 (Not Sundays)|
|▲58||2259||2320||2328||Tokyo||▲ = 土 or 休日運休 (Not Saturdays or Holidays)|
|▲90||1703||1739||1742||Osaka||▲ = 日曜日運休 (Not Sundays)|
|5088 ~ (3089)||1818||ºº1851||1944||Sendai||ºº = ??|
|1180 ~ (1182)||1040||ºº1127||1225||Kyoto||ºº = ??
Rail train or 'other' cargo.
I will go back and get the Super Rail Cargo once more!