Roger and everybody else:
Thanks. I did order 10 rolls of E100G and am going to give it a shot, or rather 360 shots :-)
Provia was just too contrasty for me. If I exposed for the highlights the shadows blocked up. Astia didn't do this; but it's gone. The first and third photos here are very typical of the kind of lighting I get on my train photography. So, thanks to you I am sold!