A JNR 181 series train on a Toki service in 1982
|Manufacturer||Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Kisha|
|Entered service||November 1958|
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Doors||1 or 2 per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
163 km/h (100 mph) (Record speed for a narrow gauge train in Japan for 151 Series)
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||overhead catenary|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
- 151 series
- 161 series
- 181 series
The 151 series trains were introduced in 1958 on Kodama limited services on the Tokaido Main Line. 161 series trains were introduced in 1959 on Toki limited services on the Joetsu Line. Some 151 and 161 series cars were subsequently modified to become 181 series alongside newly built 181 series cars.
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