|Traded as||TYO: 7102
|Founded||Japan, September 1896|
|Key people||Akira Nakagawa, President & CEO, Katsuyuki Ikushima, Chairman|
|Employees||1,751 (September 2010)|
Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. (日本車輌製造株式会社 Nippon Sharyō Seizō Kabushiki-gaisha ), (TYO: 7102), formed in 1896, is a major rolling stock manufacturer based in Nagoya, Japan. In 1996, it abbreviated its name to "日本車両" Nippon Sharyō. Its shortest abbreviation is Nissha "日車". It was a listed company on Nikkei 225 until 2004. It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange as ticker 7102. In 2008, Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) became the majority shareholder (50.1%) of the financially struggling Nippon Sharyo making the firm a "consolidated subsidiary" of JR Central. In July 2012 Nippon Sharyo USA started production in their new facility at Rochelle, Illinois.
- Shinkansen (bullet train) trainsets
- Japan - Odakyu Electric Railway trainsets
- Linimo magnetic levitation train
- Porto Alegre Metro EMUs
- Toronto Transit Commission work cars
- RT22 Flat car 1973 - formerly wash car RT-17 and rebuilt 1996
- RT13 Centre cab crane 1968 - with car and crane cabs
- RT10 Garbage car 1967 - Tokyo Rose retired in 2000 and scrapped
- Union Pearson Express DMUs (jointly with Sumitomo Corporation)
- Taiwan Railway Administration
- Northern Indiana South Shore Line EMUs
- Maryland MARC Train single-level push-pull coaches (jointly with Sumitomo Corporation)
- Los Angeles County Metro Rail (light rail vehicles)
- Chicago Metra bi-level gallery cars and Highliner rail cars
- Virginia VRE bi-level gallery cars
- San Francisco Bay Area Caltrain bi-level gallery cars
- Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit DMUs (jointly with Sumitomo Corporation)
- Michigan bi-levels for the proposed SEMCOG Commuter Rail.
I.F.E EMUs Working on Caracas-Cua commuter line Railway System Ezequiel Zamora (Central)
Rheostatik series :
- Built 1976: Have 2 doors and using mild steel body types
- Built 1978,1983,1984: Have 3 doors and using mild steel body types
- Built 1986,1987: Have 3 doors and using stainless steel body types
Diesel Multiple Units for short distance line like Surabaya-Lamongan, Surabaya-Sidoarjo, etc.
Nippon Sharyo, in 1936, built steam locomotive number C56 31, which was used in 1943 to open the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, as stylized in the movie The Bridge Over the River Kwai, built by over 100,000 Allied POW and other slave labourers. This restored steam engine now sits in the foyer of the Yasukuni War Museum in Tokyo. Japanese veterans groups raised funds to return the locomotive from Burma to Japan in 1979.
During World War II, Nippon Sharyo, like many major Japanese companies, drew upon prisoner of war labour to maintain war production. The POW camp at Narumi provided Allied POW forced labour for Nippon Sharyo.
- "JR Central takes majority stake in train builder". Railway Gazette International. 1 October 2008.
- "Taiwan Railway Administration orders tilting trains". Railway Gazette International. 6 January 2011.
- "Sonoma-Marin orders commuter DMU cars". Railway Gazette International. 20 December 2010.
- Narumi POW Camp Retrieved 27 June 2010.
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