Meitetsu DeKi 600

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Meitetsu DeKi 600
DeKi 600 electric locomotive
DeKi 602 in December 2003
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Toshiba
Build date 1943-1945
Total produced 4
Specifications
UIC class Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 11,050 mm (36 ft 3 in)
Width 2,865 mm (9 ft 4.8 in)
Height 4,050 mm (13 ft 3 in)
Loco weight 40.0 t
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection overhead wire
Traction motors 110 kW x 4
Performance figures
Power output 440 kW
Career
Operators Meitetsu
Numbers DeKi 601-604
Locale Aichi Prefecture
Withdrawn July 2015
Scrapped 2015
Disposition All scrapped

The Meitetsu DeKi 600 (名鉄デキ600形 Meitetsu Deki 600-gata?) was a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement electric locomotive type operated by private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) in Japan from 1943 until 2015.

Operations[edit]

Originally used to haul freight trains, they were later used primarily on track maintenance trains and rolling stock transfer duties. As of 1 April 2015, all four locomotives were still in service,[1] but the locomotives were withdrawn and cut up during fiscal 2015 following the introduction of new Class EL120 locomotives.[2][3] Locomotives 601 and 602 were normally based at Inuyama Depot, and 603 and 604 were normally based at Shinkawa Depot.[4]

History[edit]

The four locomotives were built by Toshiba between 1943 and 1945.[4]

Locomotives DeKi 603 and 604 were originally built as locomotive numbers E401 and E402 for use on the Japanese-occupied island of Hainan during World War II, but were ultimately not able to be shipped abroad, and were instead purchased by Meitetsu.[4][5]

Originally painted in black with yellow and black chevrons at the ends, the locomotives were repainted into "Meitetsu Blue" when they underwent life extension refurbishment in 1992.[4]

All four locomotives were withdrawn in July 2015, and cut up.[3][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2015 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 23 July 2015. p. 102. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7. 
  2. ^ 名古屋鉄道EL120形 [Meitetsu Class EL120]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 55 no. 649. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. May 2015. pp. 55–57. 
  3. ^ a b 名鉄デキ400形がチキをけん引 [Meitetsu DeKi 400 haul ChiKi wagons]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d Goda, Tsuneo (May 2015). 私鉄・専用線機関車ウォッチング(19) [Private railway and industrial line locomotive watching (19)]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 55 no. 649. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 90–92. 
  5. ^ ELダイヤ情報21 [Electric Loco Timetable Information 21] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. October 2012. p. 61. ISBN 978-4330320120. 
  6. ^ 私鉄車両のうごき [Private railway rolling stock changes]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 45 no. 381. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. January 2016. p. 125.