JR Freight Class EF510
JR East EF510-501 and JR Freight EF510-1, May 2010
|Builder||Kawasaki Heavy Industries|
|Gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Locomotive weight||100.8 tons|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC & 20 kV (50/60 Hz) AC|
|Top speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Power output||3,390 kW|
|Tractive effort||199 kN|
|Railroad(s)||JR Freight, JR East|
|Number in class||38+|
|Disposition||Still in production|
The design used many components common with the JR Freight Class EF210, and was intended to replace ageing JNR Class EF81 locomotives on freight services operating along the Sea of Japan coastal routes.
The class is subdivided into the original EF510-0 sub-class operated by JR Freight and fifteen EF510-500 sub-class locomotives ordered and originally operated on passenger services by JR East. As of 1 October 2013, there were 23 EF510-0 locomotives and 15 EF510-500 locomotives in service.
The first full-production locomotive, EF510-2, was delivered in November 2003, and this and subsequent locomotives delivered featured "Red Thunder" bodyside branding.
The EF510-500 subclass consists of 15 locomotives operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), which replaced its fleet of EF81 locomotives formerly used to haul Cassiopeia and Hokutosei overnight sleeping car trains from June 2010.
These were the first locomotives to be ordered by any of the JR passenger operating companies since privatization. The new locomotives cost around 400 million yen each. The first locomotive, EF510-501, was delivered from the Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory in Hyogo Prefecture on 18 December 2009, arriving at Tabata Depot in Tokyo on 19 December. Livery is blue with gold lining and shooting star logo.
Two of the fifteen locomotives (EF510-509 and EF510-510) are painted in a dedicated colour scheme of silver with blue, purple, red, orange, and yellow stripes, to match the Cassiopeia rolling stock.
The first locomotive, EF510-501, entered service on 25 June 2010.
From the start of the revised timetable in March 2013, Joban Line freight duties operated by JR East EF510-500 locomotives were operated by JR Freight Class EH500 locomotives, and locomotive numbers EH510-501 to 508 and 511 became surplus to requirements. These nine locomotives were subsequently sold to JR Freight in July 2013.
The delivery dates and liveries for the Class EF510-500 fleet are as follows.
|EF510-501||25 December 2009||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-502||26 January 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-503||20 April 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-504||7 May 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-505||19 May 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-506||2 June 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-507||15 June 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-508||25 June 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-509||9 July 2010||■ Cassiopeia|
|EF510-510||22 July 2010||■ Cassiopeia|
|EF510-511||6 August 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-512||27 August 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-513||10 September 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-514||20 October 2010||■ Hokutosei|
|EF510-515||8 October 2010||■ Hokutosei|
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