KiHa 150

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KiHa 150
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KiHa 150-0, November 2006
In service 1993–Present
Manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries
Constructed 1993–1995
Number built 27 vehicles
Number in service 27 vehicles
Formation Single car
Capacity 49
Operator(s) JR Hokkaido
Depot(s) Asahikawa, Naebo, Tomakomai
Car length 20,900 mm (68 ft 7 in)
Width 2,925 mm (9 ft 7.2 in)
Doors 2 sliding doors per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Weight 33.3 t (KiHa 150-0)
33.1 t (KiHa 150-100)
Prime mover(s) N-KDMF15HZ
Power output 450 hp
Transmission Hydraulic
Multiple working KiHa 40 series, KiHa 54
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The KiHa 150 (キハ150形?) is a single-car diesel multiple unit operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) in Japan.


A total of 27 cars were built, with the class divided into two sub-classes: KiHa 150-0 (17 cars) and KiHa 150-100 (10 cars).[1]

  • KiHa 150-0
  • KiHa 150-100

KiHa 150-0[edit]

Ten KiHa 150-0 cars were built by Fuji Heavy Industries between February and May 1993 and allocated to Asahikawa Depot for use on Furano Line and Nemuro Main Line duties. A further seven cars (KiHa 150-11 to 17) were delivered in January and February 1995, and allocated to Naebo Depot for use on Hakodate Main Line services.[2]

These cars have double-glazed sealed windows with air-conditioning.[2]

KiHa 150-100[edit]

Ten KiHa 150-100 cars (KiHa 150-101 to 110) were delivered in May 1993 and allocated to Tomakomai Depot for use on Muroran Main Line duties.[2]

These cars have no air-conditioning, with inward-opening hopper windows. External livery included a broad light green waistline stripe, as on the second batch of KiHa 150-0 cars.[2]


  1. ^ JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 473. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nishiwaki, Kōji (August 2011). "JR各社の新世代気動車の現状 JR北海道キハ150形" [The Current Situation of JR Group Modern DMUs: JR Hokkaido KiHa 150]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 51 no. 604 (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.). pp. 110–113.