Hankyu 2300 series

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Hankyu 2300 series
Hankyu 2315F.jpg
A 2300 series on a Semi-express service, April 2007
In service 1960–2015
Manufacturer Naniwa Kōki
Number built 78 vehicles
Number in service None
Number preserved 2 vehicles
Number scrapped 76 vehicles
Formation 7 (formerly 2/3/4/5/6) cars per trainset
Operator(s) Hankyu Railway
Depot(s) Katsura
Line(s) served Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Hankyu Senri Line
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length 19,000 mm (62 ft 4 in)
Width 2,808 mm (9 ft 2.6 in)
Height 4,120 mm (13 ft 6 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system Field chopper control
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake
electro-pneumatic brake
Safety system(s) ATS
Coupling system Knuckle-Type
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
2300 series train in original style, March 2005

The Hankyu 2300 series (阪急電鉄2300系?) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan by the private railway operator Hankyu Railway from 1960 until March 2015. It was the recipient of the inaugural Laurel Prize presented by the Japan Railfan Club in 1961.

Formations[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation Mc M' To Mo M' T Tc
Numbering 2300 2330 2350 2300 2330 2380 2350
  • The "Mc" and "Mo" cars were each fitted with two lozenge-type pantographs.

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consisted of longitudinal bench seating throughout.

Withdrawal[edit]

The final set in service operated until 20 March 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 阪急電鉄2300系引退でイベント [Hankyu 2300 series retirement events]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Shinohara, Susumu (May 2015). 阪急2300系の55年 [55 years of the Hankyu 2300 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 55 no. 649. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 100–107.