JR Freight Class EH200

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Class EH200
EH200-22 cyuou line.JPG
EH200-22 on the Chuo Main Line, October 2010
Specifications
Power type Electric
Builder Toshiba
Build date 2001–
UIC classification Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 25,000 mm (82 ft 0 in)
Width 2,948 mm (9 ft 8.1 in)
Height 3,960 mm (13 ft 0 in)
Locomotive weight 134.4 t
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Traction motors AC
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Power output 4,520 kW (6,060 hp)
Tractive effort 271.8 kN (61,100 lbf)
Safety systems ATS-SF
Career
Operator(s) JR Freight
Number in class 23+
Delivered 2001
Disposition Still in production

The Class EH200 (EH200形?) is a Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo' wheel arrangement two-unit DC electric freight locomotive operated by JR Freight in Japan since 2001.[1][2]

Operations[edit]

The locomotives are built at the Toshiba factory in Fuchū, Tokyo. They are all based at Takasaki depot, and are primarily used on oil tank trains north of Tokyo and on the steeply-graded Chūō Main Line, Shinonoi Line, and Joetsu Line, replacing pairs of Class EF64s.[3]

By February 2011, the fleet totalled 25 locomotives (EH200-901 and EH200-1 to EH200-24), with further deliveries expected.[3]

Variants[edit]

  • EH200-900: Prototype locomotive EH200-901, built 2001
  • EH200-0: Full-production locomotives built from 2003 onward

EH200-901 prototype[edit]

The pre-production prototype, EH200-901, was delivered to Takasaki depot in 2001, and entered revenue service in October 2002 following extensive testing.

EH200-0 full-production version[edit]

Following evaluation of the prototype version, the first full-production locomotive, EH200-1, was delivered to Takasaki in March 2003.[2] A number of minor improvements were incorporated, with the main external differences from the prototype being as follows.[2]

  • Elimination of centre pillar in the cab windscreens
  • Redesigned windscreen wipers
  • "Blue Thunder" logo on bodyside
  • Reduced size white "JRF" logo on the body side

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR機関車カタログ [JR Locomotive Catalogue]. Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 June 2013. p. 48-50. ISBN 9784863207271. 
  2. ^ a b c JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 42. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  3. ^ a b ELダイヤ情報21 [Electric Loco Timetable Information 21]. Tokyo, Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. October 2012. p. 36-37. ISBN 978-4330320120.