|Type||Public KK (TYO: 9048)|
|Founded||June 13, 1921|
|Area served||Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture|
Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd. (名古屋鉄道株式会社 Nagoya Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha?) TYO: 9048, often abbreviated as Meitetsu (名鉄?), is a railroad company operating around Aichi Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture of Japan.
Some of the more famous trains operated by Nagoya Railroad include the Panorama Car and the Panorama Car Super, both of which offer views through their wide front windows. While the Panorama Super train is used extensively for the railroad's limited express service, the older and more energy-consuming Panorama Car train has already been retired, the last run was on 27 December 2008. In the Tōkai region around Nagoya, it is a central firm of the Meitetsu Group, which is involved in the transportation industry, the retail trade, the service industry, and the real estate industry, etc.
While Nagoya Railroad is an old company in its own right, it has acquired many small rail companies in the area surrounding Nagoya, so most lines that belong to modern-day Nagoya Railroad were constructed and operated by other companies which later merged with Nagoya Railroad, mostly in the prewar and wartime period. For example, it acquired its Kōwa Line on the Chita Peninsula from its merger with Chita Railroad on February 1, 1943 and it acquired its Mikawa Line from its merger with Mikawa Railroad. However, the company that became modern Nagoya Railroad was Aichi Horsecar Company, founded on June 25, 1894 .
Meiji Mura is the corporate museum of Nagoya Railroad.
As of March 31, 2010, Nagoya Railroad operated 444.2 kilometres (276.0 mi) of track, 275 stations, and 1090 train cars.
Major Stations in Nagoya City
Nagoya Line (East Side) and Toyokawa Line
Tokoname Line, Chikko Line and Airport Line
Kōwa Line and Chita New Line
Mikawa Line, Toyota Line, Nishio Line and Gamagori Line
Nagoya Line (West Side), Takehana Line and Hashima Line
- Sukaguchi Station (Shinkawa Town)
- Meitetsu-Ichinomiya Station
- Meitetsu-Gifu Station
- Shin-Hashima Station
Tsushima Line and Bisai Line
Inuyama Line, Kakamigahara Line and Hiromi Line
Komaki Line and Kami Iida Line
Nippon Sharyo has produced nearly every car that Meitetsu operates or has operated, a notable exception being its DeKi 600, an electric locomotive, which was produced by Toshiba, but very few units were produced for Meitetsu. The DeKi 600 is one of the few locomotives that Meitetsu possesses: while the company used to engage in the freight business and still possesses some freight locomotives, it no longer carries freight on a regular basis.
Meitetsu is famous for its red trains, including its famous 7000 Series "Panorama Car" which was retired in 2009 after a career lasting nearly half a century. The most recent cars, however, are not solid red but rather brushed steel as in the case of the 4000 Series and 5000 Series, or white as in the case of the 1700 Series or 2000 Series.
The following are the train types that Meitetsu operates today, as well as selected types that Meitetsu has retired:
- Limited Express
- Withdrawn train types
- Electric locomotives
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- Nagoya Railroad (English Official Site)
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- Museum Meiji Village