Ichibata Electric Railway
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Ichibata Electric Railway Co., Ltd. is the name of two related, yet different companies in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Ichibata Denki Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha (一畑電気鉄道株式会社?) was a railway operator until 2006, when it became a holding company of the Ichibata Group, spinning off its railway division to the newly founded Ichibata Densha Kabushiki-gaisha (一畑電車株式会社?). Although the two have different names in Japanese, their official English names are identical.
- 1000 series: 2-car EMUs converted from former Tokyu 1000 series cars
- 2100 series: 2-car EMUs converted from former Keio 5000 series cars
- 3000 series: 2-car EMUs converted from former Nankai 21000 series cars
- 5000 series: 2-car EMUs converted from former Keio 5000 series cars
- 7000 series: Single-car EMUs introduced from 2016
In 2014, four former Tokyu 1000 series intermediate cars (1453, 1403, 1455, and 1405) were resold to the Ichibata Electric Railway, and reformed as two-car 1000 series sets with the addition of new cab ends. These entered service on 9 February 2015.
|Numbering||DeHa 100x||KuHa 110x|
The former identities of the fleet are as shown below.
|Set No.||Car No.||Tokyu numbering|
|1001||DeHa 1001||DeHa 1405|
|KuHa 1101||DeHa 1455|
|1002||DeHa 1002||DeHa 1403|
|KuHa 1102||DeHa 1453|
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Kita Matsue Line
The Ichibata Light Railway opened the Dentetsu Izumo-shi to Unshuhirata section in 1914, and extended the line to Ichibata the following year. The line was electrified in 1927 at 1,500 V DC, and extended to Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen (33.9 km from Dentetsu Izumo-shi) the following year. CTC signalling was commissioned in 1966, and freight services ceased in 1973. Dentetsu Izumo-shi Station is adjacent to Izumo-shi Station on the Sanin Main Line owned by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). Part of the Kita Matsue Line is adjacent to Lake Shinji.
The 8.3 km line from Kawato Station (on the Kita Matsue Line) to Izumo Taisha-mae opened in 1930, electrified at 1,500 V DC. CTC signalling was commissioned in 1966.
- Railways (2010 film), a 2010 Japanese film set on the Ichibata Railway
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- 一畑電車、新造車両を導入 [Ichibata Electric Railway to introduce new trains]. Tetsudo.com (in Japanese). Japan: Asahi Interactive Inc. 13 July 2016. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- Kubo, Toshi (July 2017). 東京メトロ日比谷線-4 [Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line - 4]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 675. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 125-126.
- 一畑電車で1000系の出発式 [Departure ceremony for Ichibata 1000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
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