JNR Class ED60

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Class ED60
JNR ed60 7fc sakaisi.jpg
ED60 7
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Kawasaki, Tōyō + Kisha, Mitsubishi
Build date 1958–1960
 • UIC Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Wheel diameter 1,120 mm (3 ft 8 in)
Length 13,000 mm (42 ft 8 in)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height 3,960 mm (13 ft 0 in)
Loco weight 56 tonnes (55 long tons; 62 short tons)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Traction motors DC
Performance figures
Maximum speed 90 km/h (56 mph)
Power output 1.56 MW (2,090 hp)
Operators JNR
Number in class 8
Withdrawn 1984–1986
Disposition All withdrawn

The Class ED60 (ED60形?) was a DC electric locomotive operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR) between 1958 and 1986. It was the first "second-generation" DC electric locomotive type featuring increased-power traction motors.[1] Despite its diminutive size, the Bo-Bo wheel arrangement ED60 design offered performance comparable with the much larger Class EF15 1Co+Co1 design weighing almost twice as much.

Eight locomotives were built between 1958 and 1960 by Kawasaki, Tōyō + Kisha, and Mitsubishi. They were introduced on local freight services on the Ōito, Senzan, and Hanwa Lines, replacing earlier ED21, ED22, and ED38 class locomotives acquired when private railways had been absorbed into JNR. The class survived until early 1986 when freight was discontinued on these lines. ED60 1 is preserved at Nagano Depot.

Build details[edit]

Number Manufacturer Built Withdrawn
ED60 1 Mitsubishi Aug 1958 Jan 1985
ED60 2 Kawasaki Aug 1958 Dec 1984
ED60 3 Tōyō + Kisha Sep 1958 Dec 1984
ED60 4 Tōyō + Kisha Nov 1959 Mar 1986
ED60 5 Tōyō + Kisha Dec 1959 Feb 1986
ED60 6 Kawasaki Oct 1959 Feb 1986
ED60 7 Kawasaki Nov 1959 Mar 1986
ED60 8 Kawasaki Mar 1960 Mar 1986

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia]. Japan: Sankaido. ISBN 4-381-10338-6. 

External links[edit]

Media related to JNR ED60 at Wikimedia Commons