167 series

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167 series
JRE EC167 19920726.jpg
A refurbished JR East set in July 1992
In service 1965–2003
Number in service None
Formation 4 cars per set
Operator JNR (1965-1987)
JR East (1987-2003)
JR West (1987-2001)
Depot(s) Tamachi, Miyahara
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Doors 2 per side
Traction system Resistor control
Power output 120 kW per motor
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 167 series (167系?) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1965 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and later operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) until 2003.[1]

History[edit]

The 167 series trains were developed from the earlier 165 series express-type EMU, and were introduced from 1965 for use on school excursion services.[1] They were originally painted in the JNR excursion train livery of yellow No. 5 and red No. 3.[2]

Following the privatization of JNR in 1987, JR East received 35 167 series vehicles, allocated to Tamachi Depot in Tokyo, and JR West received 16 vehicles, allocated to Miyahara Depot.[1] The JR West fleet was withdrawn by 2001, and the JR East fleet was withdrawn by 2003.[1][2]

No 167 series vehicles have been preserved.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "167系" [167 series]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b JR全車輛ハンドブック'92 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 1992]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 1992. p. 155. 
  3. ^ Sasada, Masahiro (September 2012). 国鉄&JR保存車大全 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 127. ISBN 978-4863206175.