Chichibu Railway 2000 series

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Chichibu Railway 2000 series
Chichibu-2002.jpg
A 2000 series trainset at Kumagaya Station in 1992
In service 1991–2000
Replaced 500 series
Scrapped 2000
Number built 16 vehicles (4 sets)
Number scrapped 16 vehicles (4 sets)
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Chichibu Railway
Depot(s) Kumagaya
Line(s) served Chichibu Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 18 m (59 ft 1 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead wire
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Chichibu Railway 2000 series (秩父鉄道2000系) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type for local services operated by the private railway operator Chichibu Railway in Japan.[1]

History[edit]

Four 4-car trains were converted in 1991 from former Tokyu 7000 series commuter EMUs.[1] The trains were not air-conditioned.[2]

Formation[edit]

Trainsets were formed as follows.[2]

DeHa DeHa DeHa DeHa
2001 (ex DeHa 7017) 2101 (ex DeHa 7160) 2201 (ex DeHa 7159) 2301 (ex DeHa 7036)
2002 (ex DeHa 7035) 2102 (ex DeHa 7162) 2202 (ex DeHa 7161) 2302 (ex DeHa 7016)
2003 (ex DeHa 7021) 2103 (ex DeHa 7170) 2203 (ex DeHa 7121) 2303 (ex DeHa 7022)
2004 (ex DeHa 7061) 2104 (ex DeHa 7146) 2204 (ex DeHa 7145) 2304 (ex DeHa 7028)

The 2100 and 2300 cars each had one lozenge-type pantograph.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 秩父の電車たち [Trains of the Chichibu Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 48 no. 564. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. April 2008. pp. 92–99. 
  2. ^ a b c Kubo, Toshi (July 2017). 東京メトロ日比谷線-4 [Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line - 4]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 675. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 122.