KiHa 75

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KiHa 75
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KiHa 75 on a Kasuga express service, March 2006
In serviceAugust 1993–
ManufacturerNippon Sharyo
ReplacedKiHa 58/65 series
Constructed1993–1999
Number built40 vehicles (20 sets)
Number in service40 vehicles (20 sets)
Formation2 cars per set
Operator(s)JR Central
Depot(s)Nagoya
Line(s) servedKansai Main Line
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in)
Width2,900 mm (9 ft 6 in)
Height3,630 mm (11 ft 11 in)
DoorsThree pairs per side
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Prime mover(s)C-DMF14HZB x2(Cummins N14 Series)
Power output350 hp per engine
TransmissionC-DW14A (hydraulic)
BogiesC-DT60 (KiHa 75-0/100), C-DT60B (KiHa 75-200/300/400/500)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The KiHa 75 (キハ75形) is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) in Japan since 1993.[1]

Variants[edit]

A total of 40 cars were built, operating as 2-car sets, with the class divided into three sub-classes: KiHa 75-0/100, KiHa 75-200/300, and KiHa 75-400/500.[2]

  • KiHa 75-0/100: 6 x 2-car sets delivered June - July 1993
  • KiHa 75-200/300: 8 x 2-car sets delivered February 1999
  • KiHa 75-400/500: 6 x 2-car sets delivered February - March 1999, driver-only operation

KiHa 75-0 + KiHa 75-100[edit]

Twelve cars formed as six 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in June and July 1993.[3] These entered service from the start of the revised timetable on 1 August 1993 on Mie rapid services, replace ageing KiHa 58 and 65 series DMUs.[1]

Formation[edit]

Designation Mc1 Mc2
Numbering KiHa 75-0 KiHa 75-100
Weight (t) 38.5 37.8
Capacity
(Total/seated)
129/52 134/56

Interior[edit]

The KiHa 75-0 cars have a universal access toilet, and were also initially equipped with a card-operated payphone, but this was subsequently removed.[3] Seating consists of transverse flip-over seats arranged 2+2 abreast.[3]

KiHa 75-200 + KiHa 75-300[edit]

KiHa 75-301 at Nagoya Station, April 2011

Sixteen cars formed as eight 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in February 1999. These featured a number of minor changes compared with the earlier KiHa 75-0/100 sets. Externally, an additional set of headlights was included above the end gangway connections.[3]

Formation[edit]

Numbering KiHa 75-200 KiHa 75-300
Weight (t) 40.2 39.4
Capacity
(Total/seated)
133/52 138/56

Interior[edit]

The KiHa 75-200 cars have a universal access toilet, and were also initially equipped with a card-operated payphone, but this was subsequently removed.[3] The seating was the same design as that used on 313 series EMUs, still arranged in a transverse 2+2 abreast configuration.[3]

KiHa 75-400 + KiHa 75-500[edit]

KiHa 75-404 at Nagoya Station, April 2011

Twelve more cars formed as six 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in February and March 1999. These were broadly similar to the KiHa 75-200/300 sets delivered at the same time, but were equipped for wanman driver only operation.[3]

Formation[edit]

The KiHa 75-400/500 sets are formed as follows.[4]

Numbering KiHa 75-400 KiHa 75-500
Weight (t) 40.4 39.6
Capacity
(Total/seated)
131/52 135/56

Interior[edit]

The KiHa 75-400 cars have a universal access toilet. Unlike the earlier sets, these cars were not fitted with a card-operated payphone.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kobayashi, Kazuhiko (September 1993). "キハ75形気動車" [KiHa 75 DMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 33 no. 389. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 51–54.
  2. ^ JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Nishiwaki, Kōji (March 2011). "JR各社の新世代気動車の現状 JR東海キハ75形" [The Current Situation of JR Group Modern DMUs: JR Central KiHa 75]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 51 no. 599. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 84–89.
  4. ^ キハ75形・キハ11形増備車 [New batch of KiHa 75 and KiHa 11 DMUs]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 39 no. 459. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. July 1999. pp. 100–101.

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