Chichibu Railway 3000 series

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Chichibu Railway 3000 series
Chichibu-railway 3000shibazakura.jpg
3000 series, May 2006
In service April 1992–2006
Replaced 300 series
Scrapped 2006
Number built 9 vehicles (3 sets)
Number scrapped 9 vehicles (3 sets)
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Chichibu Railway
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length 20 m
Doors 2 per side
Current collection method overhead
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Chichibu Railway 3000 series (秩父鉄道3000系) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type for Chichibuji express services operated by Chichibu Railway in Japan from 1992 to 2006.[1]

History[edit]

Three 3-car trains were converted in 1992 from former JR East 165 series EMUs built in 1965, with the first set entering service in April 1992, and the second set entering service in June of the same year.[2] Conversion involved sealing the end gangways, adding new headlight clusters, and removing the toilets.[1] The trains were later replaced by 6000 series EMUs, and the last train in service was withdrawn in November 2006 and cut up by January 2007.

Formations[edit]

The three 3-car sets were formed as shown below.[3]

DeHa DeHa DeHa Conversion date Withdrawal date
3001 (ex KuMoHa 165-91) 3101 (ex MoHa 164-55) 3201 (ex KuHa 165-93) 31 March 1992 28 November 2006
3002 (ex KuMoHa 165-82) 3102 (ex MoHa 164-50) 3202 (ex KuHa 165-86) 25 June 1992 15 March 2006
3003 (ex KuMoHa 165-93) 3103 (ex MoHa 164-57) 3203 (ex KuHa 165-95) 16 October 1992 30 July 2006

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. ^ "秩父鉄道3000形" [Chichibu Railway 3000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 32 no. 374. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 1992. p. 56. 
  3. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (February 2014). 秩父鉄道における国鉄形車両 [Former JNR rolling stock on the Chichibu Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 54 no. 634. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 32.