KiHa 75

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KiHa 75
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KiHa 75 on a Kasuga express service, March 2006
In service August 1993–
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
Replaced KiHa 58/65 series
Constructed 1993–1999
Number built 40 vehicles (20 sets)
Number in service 40 vehicles (20 sets)
Formation 2 cars per set
Operator JR Central
Depot(s) Nagoya
Line(s) served Taketoyo Line, Tōkaidō Main Line, Kansai Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in)
Width 2,900 mm (9 ft 6 in)
Height 3,630 mm (11 ft 11 in)
Doors Three pairs per side
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Prime mover(s) C-DMF14HZB x2
Power output 350 hp per engine
Transmission C-DW14A (hydraulic)
Bogies C-DT60 (KiHa 75-0/100), C-DT60B (KiHa 75-200/300/400/500)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The KiHa 75 (キハ75形?) is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) in Japan since 1993.[1]

Variants[edit]

A total of 40 cars were built, operating as 2-car sets, with the class divided into three sub-classes: KiHa 75-0/100, KiHa 75-200/300, and KiHa 75-400/500.[2]

  • KiHa 75-0/100: 6 x 2-car sets delivered June - July 1993
  • KiHa 75-200/300: 8 x 2-car sets delivered February 1999
  • KiHa 75-400/500: 6 x 2-car sets delivered February - March 1999, driver-only operation

KiHa 75-0 + KiHa 75-100[edit]

Twelve cars formed as six 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in June and July 1993.[3] These entered service from the start of the revised timetable on 1 August 1993 on Mie rapid services, replace ageing KiHa 58 and 65 series DMUs.[1]

Formation[edit]

Designation Mc1 Mc2
Numbering KiHa 75-0 KiHa 75-100
Weight (t) 38.5 37.8
Capacity
(Total/seated)
129/52 134/56

Interior[edit]

The KiHa 75-0 cars have a universal access toilet, and were also initially equipped with a card-operated payphone, but this was subsequently removed.[3] Seating consists of transverse flip-over seats arranged 2+2 abreast.[3]

KiHa 75-200 + KiHa 75-300[edit]

KiHa 75-301 at Nagoya Station, April 2011

Sixteen cars formed as eight 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in February 1999. These featured a number of minor changes compared with the earlier KiHa 75-0/100 sets. Externally, an additional set of headlights was included above the end gangway connections.[3]

Formation[edit]

Numbering KiHa 75-200 KiHa 75-300
Weight (t) 40.2 39.4
Capacity
(Total/seated)
133/52 138/56

Interior[edit]

The KiHa 75-200 cars have a universal access toilet, and were also initially equipped with a card-operated payphone, but this was subsequently removed.[3] The seating was the same design as that used on 313 series EMUs, still arranged in a transverse 2+2 abreast configuration.[3]

KiHa 75-400 + KiHa 75-500[edit]

KiHa 75-404 at Nagoya Station, April 2011

Twelve more cars formed as six 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in February and March 1999. These were broadly similar to the KiHa 75-200/300 sets delivered at the same time, but were equipped for wanman driver only operation.[3]

Formation[edit]

The KiHa 75-400/500 sets are formed as follows.[4]

Numbering KiHa 75-400 KiHa 75-500
Weight (t) 40.4 39.6
Capacity
(Total/seated)
131/52 135/56

Interior[edit]

The KiHa 75-400 cars have a universal access toilet. Unlike the earlier sets, these cars were not fitted with a card-operated payphone.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kobayashi, Kazuhiko (September 1993). "キハ75形気動車" [KiHa 75 DMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 33 (389): p.51–54. 
  2. ^ JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Nishiwaki, Kōji (March 2011). "JR各社の新世代気動車の現状 JR東海キハ75形" [The Current Situation of JR Group Modern DMUs: JR Central KiHa 75]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 51 (599): p.84–89. 
  4. ^ キハ75形・キハ11形増備車 [New batch of KiHa 75 and KiHa 11 DMUs]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 39 (459): p.100–101. July 1999. 

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