JNR Class ED10

The Class ED10 (ED10形) was a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement electric locomotive operated in Japan from 1922.[1]

Class ED10
ED10 1 in 1936
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderWestinghouse Electric (electrical components) and Baldwin (mechanical components)
Build date1922
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electric system/s1,500 V DC
OperatorsJGR, JNR, Seibu
Number in class2
DispositionAll withdrawn

The two locomotives in the class were designed and built by Westinghouse Electric (electrical components) and Baldwin (mechanical components) in 1922. Originally designated "Class 1000", the locomotives were reclassified ED10 in 1928.[1] The unit has a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement and is powered by four DC traction motors producing a total of 1,100 horsepower. The ED10 weighs just over 67 tons and has a top speed of 40 miles per hour (64 km/h).

Preserved examples

Following its withdrawal in 1960, ED10 2 was sold to the Seibu Railway, where it became number E71. It was operated until 1986, after which it was preserved at Yokoze Depot and returned to its original JNR-era livery.[1]

See also


  1. Sasada, Masahiro (September 2012). 国鉄&JR保存車大全 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 19, 125. ISBN 978-4863206175.
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