Chichibu Railway 300 series

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Chichibu Railway 300 series
300 series at Takekawa Station, 1989
In service 1959–1992
Constructed 1959–1966
Scrapped 1997
Number built 6 vehicles (2 sets)
Number scrapped 6 vehicles
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Chichibu Railway
Line(s) served Chichibu Main Line
Car body construction Steel/aluminium
Car length 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Doors 2 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 300 series (秩父鉄道300系) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type for Chichibu-ji express services on the Chichibu Main Line operated by the private railway operator Chichibu Railway in Japan.[1]


Two 2-car trains were built in 1959 with transverse seating for use on express services. New SaHa 350 intermediate cars with aluminium bodies were added in 1966.[1] The trains were replaced by 3000 series express EMUs and withdrawn by October 1992.[citation needed]


The trains were formed of two driving motor cars and an intermediate trailer car as follows.[1]

  • DeHa 300 + SaHa 350 + DeHa 300


  1. ^ a b c "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.