The 419 series (419系 419-kei) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1985 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and later operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) on local services along the Japan Sea coast of Japan until March 2011. They were converted from former 583 series sleeping car EMUs in the 1980s.
419 series trains at Fukui station, showing the differing cab end designs, April 2008
|Number built||45 vehicles (15 sets)|
|Number in service||None|
|Formation||3 cars per trainset|
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Car length||20,500 mm (67 ft 3 in)|
|Width||2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)|
|Doors||2 per side|
|Maximum speed||100 km/h (60 mph)|
|Traction system||Resistor control|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC / 20 kV AC (50/60 Hz)|
|Current collection method||overhead catenary|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
Following the introduction of new 521 series EMUs in late 2006, two sets, D10 and D13, were withdrawn in March 2007. The remaining sets were finally withdrawn on 11 March 2011.
- 715 series, similar EMUs used in the north-east Japan and northern Kyushu
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