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“Railway” Collection

About the “Railway” Collection

SIT has a deep connection with railways, as the predecessor of the affiliated junior and senior high school of SIT was “Tokyo Railway Junior High School” established by the Ministry of Railways; formerly Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
SIT got an offer to donate railway materials to our library in October 2013. To consider its effective use and archival, we established the "Library Research Committee of Railway Technology Material” (renamed from “Committee of Railway Technology Collection” in July 2015). Toyosu library have carried out an advanced implementation of collecting, accepting and stringently organizing the donated materials.

An exhibition space for the Railways Collection- “Shibaura Railway Technology Gallery”- opened in April 2017 as part of opening ceremony of the high school. The vision of a “Technology Gallery” at the high school coincided with the timing of receiving donated materials to university library, with the Railway Research Club of the high school activity in the operation, ensuring the project proceed smoothly.

Currently, the materials are on display at the gallery with the coordination of the high school and university library.

“Railway” Collection by Classification (As of September, 2018)

Classification Number
of Books
Classification Number
of Books
Travelogue 144 Electric Car, Electric Vehicle and Accessory Vehicle 78
Railroad Engineering 17 Current Collector, Control・Brake Device 2
Line Selection・Construction 8 Operation: Diagram, Speed, Traction 2
Orbital Dynamics, Orbital Structure・Material 3 Signal Protection Device, Railroad Communication 5
Track Maintenance, Maintenance work 5 Railroad Transportation 307
Railroad Station, Station Incidental Facilities 2 Railroad Policy 8
High-Speed Railroad 28 Railroad History 735
Transportation Engineering 205 Railroad Management 77
Locomotive Engineering, Steam Locomotive 246 Railway fare: Policy, wage rate 2
Internal Combustion Locomotive, Diesel Railcar 46 Passenger 138
Electric Locomotive, Other Locomotives 1 Cargo 73
Railroad Cars, Vehicle Attachment Device, Outfitting 112 Operation, Marshaling, Dispatch, Train Operation, Railroad Accident 78
Electric Railroads 12 Tram, Monorail, Cable Car 76
Rail Electrification, Electrification Plan 10 Literature 55
Train Track, Guide Track, Return Wire 1 Other 316
Electric Locomotive 34 Total 2,826