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Shinkansen

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SHINKANSEN (The Bullet Train) (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ann Dix Reel Friends 3

1- 8 1s+3s dance Double Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s set, dance down middle, cast up round 3s into middle and dance up to places (face out) while 2s stand for 2 bars, set, dance down middle and cast up round 3s to places while 3s stand for 4 bars, set, dance into middle (face down) and cast back to places
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s out and down to start)
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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The Shinkansen is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan.

Shinkansen literally means 'new trunk line', referring to the tracks, but the name is widely used, both inside and outside of Japan, to refer to the trains as well as the system as a whole.

The original Tōkaidō Shinkansen, connecting Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, three of Japan's largest cities, is one of the world's busiest high-speed rail lines. In the one-year period preceding March 2017, it carried 159 million passengers, and since its opening more than five decades ago, it has transported more than 5.6 billion total passengers, without a single passenger fatality or injury due to train accidents.

The service on the line operates much larger trains and at higher frequency than most other high speed lines in the world. At peak times, the line carries up to thirteen trains per hour in each direction with sixteen cars each (1,323-seat capacity and occasionally additional standing passengers) with a minimum headway of three minutes between trains.

Shinkansen Bullet Train - Information Video

Shinkansen
Lineup Of JR East Shinkansen Trains, 2012


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