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I tried to take in blue hour a picture seen on the picture book in my childhood.
A shooting point on the bridge by Ochanomizu railway station seems to be best though i have prowled in search of the point everywhere around here. This shot is obviously a composite, which is from five pieces, but it is not necessarily a lie. Surprisingly, 158 trains only in the three lines are available in one hour (8 am to 9 am). A timetable for example is here.

The trains in motion at dusk require a shutter speed of 1/160 to freeze them at least. So I used EOS 5D MkII with a 50mm f/1.4 lens setting at f/2.2 and iso3200 for the trains, though at f/14 and iso100 for the background to make a smooth blurred reflection in the water.
A cropped image in actual pixels can be seen in WS.

The trains in red stripe are Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, the train in orange stripe is the Chuo Line (Rapid), and yellow stripe is the Chuo-Sobu line. Akihabara can be seen at upper left of the image.

By the way, Ochanomizu literally means "tea water". A railfan or railway enthusiast is called "Tet-chan" in Japan.

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