Mitsumineguchi Station

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Mitsumineguchi Station
三峰口駅
CTK Mitsumineguchi station.jpg
Mitsumineguchi Station in December 2007
Location 1627 Arakawa-shiroku, Chichibu, Saitama
(秩父市荒川白久1627)
Japan
Operated by Chichibu Railway
Line(s) Chichibu Main Line
Tracks 3
Connections Bus stop
History
Opened 15 March 1930
Traffic
Passengers (FY2000) 764 daily
Location
Mitsumineguchi Station is located in Japan
Mitsumineguchi Station
Mitsumineguchi Station
Location within Japan

Mitsumineguchi Station (三峰口駅?, Mitsumineguchi-eki) is a railway station on the Chichibu Main Line in Chichibu, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Chichibu Railway.[1]

Lines[edit]

Mitsumineguchi Station is served by the Chichibu Main Line from Hanyū, and is located 71.7 km from Hanyū.[1] It is also served by through services to and from the Seibu Chichibu Line.

Station layout[edit]

View of the station area from the western end, December 2007

The station is staffed and consists of one side platform (platform 1) and one island platform (platforms 2/3) serving three tracks. Stabling and run-round tracks are also provided next to track 3 and in the former freight platforms. A turntable is provided for turning steam locomotives used on SL Paleo Express services.[2]

Platforms[edit]

1-3  Chichibu Main Line for Chichibu, Yorii, Kumagaya, and Hanyū, and through services via Seibu Chichibu Line

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chichibu Main Line
Ohanabatake Paleo Express Terminus
Kagemori Chichibuji Terminus
Shiroku Local Terminus

History[edit]

Mitsumineguchi Station opened on 15 March 1930.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2000, the station was used by an average of 764 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

Chichibu Railway Park[edit]

ED38 1, November 2011
DeHa 107, November 2011

A number of old Chichibu Railway vehicles are preserved in the Chichibu Railway Park located on the north side of the station, adjacent to the turntable.

The following vehicles are on display.[2]

  • Class DeKi1 electric locomotive number DeKi1
  • Class ED38 electric locomotive number ED38 1
  • DeHa 100 EMU car number DeHa 107
  • KuHaNi 20 EMU car number KuHaNi 29
  • SuMu 4000 freight car number SuMu 4023
  • ToKi 500 freight car number ToKi 502
  • Yo 10 guard's van number Yo 15
  • WaKi 800 freight car number WaKi 824
  • WaFu 51 freight car number WaFu 51

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 193. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (January 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第10巻 上越・秩父エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 10 Joetsu & Chichibu Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 29/88. ISBN 978-4-06-270070-2. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°57′35.78″N 138°58′43.78″E / 35.9599389°N 138.9788278°E / 35.9599389; 138.9788278