JNR Class EH10

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Class EH10
JNR EH10 16.png
EH10 16
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Toshiba, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi
Build date 1954-1957
 • UIC Bo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 22,500 mm (73 ft 10 in)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height 3,960 mm (13 ft 0 in)
Loco weight 116 tons
Electric system/s 1,500 V DC
Traction motors DC
Performance figures
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Power output 2,530 kW
Tractive effort 191.0 kN
Operators Japanese National Railways
Number in class 64
Disposition All withdrawn

The EH10 class of electric locomotives were Bo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′ wheel arrangement two-unit DC freight locomotives operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR) in Japan from 1954 until 1982.[1][2]

The exterior was designed by industrial designer Masao Hagiwara.[citation needed]

The EH10 was used for 1,200 tonne freight trains on the Tōkaidō Main Line between Tokyo (Shiodome) and Osaka (Umeda).

Preserved examples[edit]

One example, EH10 61, is preserved at Higashi-Awaji Minami Park in Osaka.


The EH0 classification for this locomotive type is explained below.

  • E: Electric locomotive
  • H: Eight driving axles
  • 10: Locomotive with a maximum speed of 85 km/h or less

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車事典: 蒸気・電気・ディーゼル機関車66形式 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia] (in Japanese). Japan: Sankaido. p. 100–101. ISBN 978-4-381-10338-3.
  2. ^ a b Sasada, Masahiro (25 November 2014). 国鉄&jr 保存車大全 2015-2016 国鉄&JR保存車大全2015-2016 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide 2015-2016] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 30, 122. ISBN 978-4863209282.