Chichibu Railway 800 series

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Chichibu Railway 800 series
Chichibu-800.jpg
800 series at Mitsumineguchi Station, 1989
In service 1979–1990
Replaced 100 series
Scrapped 1990
Number built 18 vehicles (9 sets)
Number scrapped 18 vehicles
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Chichibu Railway
Line(s) served Chichibu Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length 20 m
Doors 4 per side
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead wire
Track gauge 1,067 mm

The Chichibu Railway 800 series (秩父鉄道800系) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type for local services operated by Chichibu Railway in Japan from 1979 to 1990.[1]

Formations[edit]

DeHa KuHa
801 (ex DeHa 1801) 851 (ex KuHa 1851)
802 (ex DeHa 1802) 852 (ex KuHa 1852)
803 (ex DeHa 1803) 853 (ex KuHa 1853)
804 (ex DeHa 1804) 854 (ex KuHa 1854)
805 (ex DeHa 1805) 855 (ex KuHa 1855)
807 (ex DeHa 1807) 857 (ex KuHa 1857)
808 (ex DeHa 1808) 858 (ex KuHa 1858)
809 (ex DeHa 1809) 859 (ex KuHa 1859)
810 (ex DeHa 1810) 860 (ex KuHa 1860)

Cars DeHa 806 and KuHa 856 were used as sources of spare parts and were scrapped without entering service.[1]

History[edit]

Nine 2-car trains were converted in 1979 from former Odakyu 1800 series commuter EMUs. The trains were replaced by 1000 series EMUs from 1989 and withdrawn by 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "秩父の電車たち" [Trains of the Chichibu Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 48 no. 564. Japan: Kōyūsha. April 2008. pp. 92–99.