52 series

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52 series
JGR Moha52 firstmodel.jpg
JGR Moha-52 electric multiple unit, first model, at Miyahara in 1936
In service1936-1983
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyo
Entered service1936
Number built20 vehicles
Number preserved2 vehicles
Operator(s)JGR, JNR

The 52 series (52系) EMUs were manufactured in 1936-1937 in 3 batches and operated by Japanese Government Railways (JGR, later JNR) for use on the Hanwa Line, and later used on the San'yō Main Line, JR Kobe Line, JR Kyoto Line in the Kansai region and the Iida Line in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The trains were developed from the 42 series EMUs.

The 52 series EMUs were retired between 1976 and 1983.

Preserved examples[edit]

Preserved 52 series carriage KuMoHa 52004 at Sakuma Rail Park, April 2009


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