16 cars (3 sets)
Number in service
4/8 cars per set
Car body construction
2 per side
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
( 1,067 mm 3 ft 6 in)
159 series ( was an 159系) electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR) from 1961 until 1980. They were originally designed for and used on school excursion trains running between Tokyo and the Nagoya area via the [1 ] Tokaido Main Line. [1 ]
Exterior [ edit ]
Broadly based on the earlier 155 series trains, the 159 series trains were also initially painted in the JNR excursion train livery of "lemon yellow" and "light scarlet".
Formations [ edit ]
The fleet consisted of one 8-car and two 4-car sets, formed as shown below, and based at Ogaki Depot in
Gifu Prefecture. [2 ]
8-car set [ edit ]
The MoHa 154 cars were each equipped with one lozenge-type
pantograph. [2 ]
4-car sets [ edit ]
The MoHa 158 cars were each equipped with one lozenge-type pantograph.
Tc: driving trailer
T: intermediate trailer
M: intermediate motor with control equipment
M': intermediate motor
History [ edit ]
The 159 series sets entered service from 2 April 1961 on
Komadori ( school excursion services running on the こまどり) Tokaido Main Line between Shinagawa Station in Tokyo and Ogaki Station in Aichi Prefecture. Trains carried [3 ] headboards on the front with the name of the train. An additional four-car set was delivered in 1962 to allow 16-car formations to be run. [1 ] [2 ]
Komadori school excursion services were discontinued in 1973, and the 159 series were reassigned to use on "rapid" limited-stop services and charter train services, repainted into the Shonan livery of orange and green. [2 ]
The entire fleet was withdrawn from service by fiscal 1980.
No 159 series vehicles have been preserved. [1 ] [4 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ a b c d e Matsumoto, Norihisa (April 2014). "初登場の修学旅行電車" [The first school-excursion trains]. (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) Japan Railfan Magazine 54 (636): 126–131.
^ a b c d e [ 写真とイラストで見る国鉄急行型電車のすべて JNR Express EMUs in pictures]. Japan: Neko Publishing Ltd. 29 November 2013. p. 40-43. ISBN 978-4-7770-1532-0.
^ Teramoto, Mitsuteru (23 July 2001). [ 国鉄・ＪＲ列車名大辞典 JNR & JR Train Name Encyclopedia]. Tokyo, Japan: Chuoshoin Publishing Co., Ltd. p. 239. ISBN 4-88732-093-0.
^ Sasada, Masahiro (September 2012). [ 国鉄&JR保存車大全 JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 127. ISBN 978-4863206175.