JR Freight Class DF200

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Class DF200
DF200-7, June 2007
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Build date 1992–2013
Total produced 50
UIC class Bo-Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Wheel diameter 910 mm (3 ft 0 in)
Length 19,600 mm (64 ft 4 in)
Width 2,944 mm (9 ft 7.9 in)
Height 4,078 mm (13 ft 4.6 in)
Loco weight 96 t
Traction motors FMT100×6
Performance figures
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Power output 3,400 hp @ 1,800 rpm
3,600 hp @ 1,800 rpm (DF200-50/100)
Tractive effort 33,390 kgf
Operators JR Freight, JR Kyushu
Number in class 49 (as of 15 October 2013)
First run 1994

The Class DF200 (DF200形?) is a Bo-Bo-Bo wheel arrangement diesel-electric locomotive type operated by Japan Freight Railway (JR Freight) in Hokkaido, Japan.[1]

As of 1 April 2012, 49 DF200s were operated by JR Freight, all based at Washibetsu Depot.[2]



Pre-production locomotive delivered in March 1992 for testing. Features two MTU 12V396TE14 diesel engines.[1]


Full-production batch delivered from 1994. Red "JRF" logos were later replaced by white logos. 12 locomotives were built.[1]


Batch built from March 2000 with Komatsu SDA12V170-1 diesel engines in place of the earlier MTU engines. External changes include grey front-end skirts, white "JRF" logos, and "Red Bear Eco Power" logos. 13 locomotives were built.[1]


Batch built from August 2005 to December 2011 with IGBT VVVF inverters.[1] 23 Class DF200-100 locomotives were built.[2]

Seven Stars in Kyushu locomotive[edit]

The dedicated Seven Stars in Kyushu locomotive, DF200-7000, September 2013

A dedicated Class DF200-7000 diesel locomotive was built in 2013 for JR Kyushu's Seven Stars in Kyushu luxury excursion train. Built specially for use in Kyushu and finished in a deep maroon livery, the locomotive was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe, and delivered in July 2013.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e JR全車輌ハンドブック2006 (JR Rolling Stock Handbook). Japan: Neko Publishing. 2006. ISBN 4-7770-0453-8. 
  2. ^ a b "JR車両ファイル2012" [JR Rolling Stock File 2012]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 52 no. 615 (Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd.). July 2012. p. 64. 
  3. ^ "JR九州「ななつ星in九州」の概要を発表" [JR Kyushu announces details of "Seven Stars in Kyushu"]. Railway Journal (Japan: Tetsudō Journal) (550): 146. August 2012. 
  4. ^ ななつ星の機関車完成、いざ九州へ [Seven Stars locomotive completed and delivered to Kyushu]. Yomiuri Online (in Japanese). Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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