Meitetsu DeKi 600

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Meitetsu DeKi 600
DeKi 600 electric locomotive
DeKi 602 in December 2003
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Toshiba
Build date 1943-1945
Total produced 4
Specifications
UIC classification Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 11,050 mm (36 ft 3 in)
Width 2,865 mm (9 ft 4.8 in)
Height 4,050 mm (13 ft 3 in)
Locomotive weight 40.0 t
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection
method
overhead wire
Traction motors 110 kW x 4
Performance figures
Power output 440 kW
Career
Operator(s) Meitetsu
Number in class 4
Number(s) DeKi 601-604
Locale Aichi Prefecture
Disposition Operational

The Meitetsu DeKi 600 (名鉄デキ600形 Meitetsu Deki 600-gata?) is a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement electric locomotive type operated by private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) in Japan.

Operations[edit]

Originally used to haul freight trains, they are now used primarily on track maintenance trains and rolling stock transfer duties. As of 1 April 2014, all four locomotives are in service.[1] Locomotives 601 and 602 are normally based at Inuyama Depot, and 603 and 604 are normally based at Shinkawa Depot.[2]

History[edit]

The four locomotives were built by Toshiba between 1943 and 1945.[2]

Locomotives DeKi 603 and 604 were originally built as locomotive numbers E401 and E402 for use on the Japanese-occupied island of Hainan during World War II, but were ultimately not able to be shipped abroad, and were instead purchased by Meitetsu.[2][3]

Originally painted in black with yellow and black chevrons at the ends, the locomotives were repainted into "Meitetsu Blue" when they underwent life extension refurbishment in 1992.[2]

Future plans[edit]

The four DeKi 600 locomotives are scheduled to be withdrawn during fiscal 2015, replaced by new Class EL120 locomotives.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. p. 102. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3. 
  2. ^ a b c d Goda, Tsuneo (May 2015). 私鉄・専用線機関車ウォッチング(19) [Private railway and industrial line locomotive watching (19)]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 55 (649): p.90-92. 
  3. ^ ELダイヤ情報21 [Electric Loco Timetable Information 21] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. October 2012. p. 61. ISBN 978-4330320120. 
  4. ^ 名古屋鉄道EL120形 [Meitetsu Class EL120]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 55 (649): p.55-57. May 2015.