JNR Class EH10

The EH10 class of electric locomotives were Bo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′ wheel arrangement two-unit DC freight locomotives operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR) in Japan from 1954 until 1982.[1][2]

Class EH10
EH10 16
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderToshiba, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi
Build date1954-1957
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length22,500 mm (73 ft 10 in)
Width2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height3,960 mm (13 ft 0 in)
Loco weight116 tons
Electric system/s1,500 V DC
Traction motorsDC
Performance figures
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Power output2,530 kW
Tractive effort191.0 kN
OperatorsJapanese National Railways
Number in class64
DispositionAll withdrawn

The exterior was designed by industrial designer Masao Hagiwara.

The EH10 was used for 1,200 tonne freight trains on the Tōkaidō Main Line between Tokyo (Shiodome) and Osaka (Umeda).

Preserved examples

One example, EH10 61, is preserved at Higashi-Awaji Minami Park in Osaka.


The EH0 classification for this locomotive type is explained below.

  • E: Electric locomotive
  • H: Eight driving axles
  • 10: Locomotive with a maximum speed of 85 km/h or less

See also


  1. Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車事典: 蒸気・電気・ディーゼル機関車66形式 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia] (in Japanese). Japan: Sankaido. p. 100–101. ISBN 978-4-381-10338-3.
  2. Sasada, Masahiro (25 November 2014). 国鉄&jr 保存車大全 2015-2016 国鉄&JR保存車大全2015-2016 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide 2015-2016] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 30, 122. ISBN 978-4863209282.
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