JR Freight Class EF210

The Class EF210 (EF210形) is a Bo-Bo-Bo wheel arrangement DC electric locomotive type operated by Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) on freight services in Japan.

Class EF210
JR Freight EF210 electric locomotive EF210-134 in June 2009
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderKawasaki Heavy Industries
Build date1996–present
Specifications
Configuration:
  UICBo-Bo-Bo
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length18,200 mm (59 ft 9 in)
Width2,887 mm (9 ft 5.7 in)
Height3,980 mm (13 ft 1 in)
Loco weight100.8 t[1]
Electric system/s1,500 V DC
Traction motorsAC
Performance figures
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Power output3,390 kW[1]
Tractive effort199 kN[1]
Career
OperatorsJR Freight
Number in class103 (as of August 2017)
First run1996
DispositionOperational

The locomotives are built at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory in Kobe. Based at Okayama, Shin-Tsurumi, and Suita (Osaka) depots, they are primarily used on freight on the Tokaido Main Line and Sanyo Main Line, replacing Class EF66 locomotives.

As of 1 April 2016, 101 EF210s were operated by JR Freight, based at Shin-Tsurumi (Kawasaki), Suita (Osaka), and Okayama depots.[2]

Variants

  • Class EF210-901, prototype
  • Class EF210-0, full-production version
  • Class EF210-100
  • Class EF210-300, banking locomotives

EF210-901

The pre-production prototype, EF210-901, was delivered to Shin-Tsurumi depot in 1996.

EF210-0 full-production version

Following evaluation of the prototype version, the first full-production locomotive, EF210-1, was delivered to Okayama in July 1998. A number of minor improvements were incorporated, with the main external differences from the prototype being as follows.

  • Traction motors changed from FMT3 (565 kW) to FMT4 type (565 kW)
  • "ECO-POWER Momo Taro" logo on bodyside
  • Reduced bogie size from 2,600 mm to 2,500 mm.

All 18 of the EF210-0s are allocated to Okayama Depot.[2]

EF210-100

The EF210-100 sub-class incorporates a number of minor improvements, including the use of single-arm pantographs, and IGBT replacing GTO.

EF210-100s are based at Okayama, Shin-Tsurumi, and Suita (Osaka) depots, with 73 locomotives in operation as of 1 April 2016.[2]

EF210-300

The EF210-300 subclass was introduced from March 2013 to replace the dedicated Class EF67 banking locomotives that assist freight trains on the steeply-graded "Senohachi" section of the Sanyō Main Line between Seno and Hachihonmatsu.[3] The first locomotive, EF210-301, was delivered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Hyogo on 3 September 2012.[4] It entered service from the start opf the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.[5] The second locomotive entered service from 28 April 2013.[6]

The locomotives are painted in an overall-blue livery with yellow lining.[4]

Fleet details

No.ManufacturerDate delivered
EF210-301Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesSeptember 2012[4]
EF210-302Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesApril 2013[6]
EF210-303Kawasaki Heavy Industries2013[7]
EF210-304Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesJuly 2015[7]
EF210-305Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesAugust 2015[8]
EF210-306Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesSeptember 2015[9]
EF210-307Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesSeptember 2015[10]
EF210-308Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesOctober 2015[10]
EF210-309Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesOctober 2015[10]
EF210-310Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesAugust 2017[11]
EF210-311Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesAugust 2017[12]
EF210-312Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesDecember 2018[13]
EF210-313Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesJanuary 2019[13]
EF210-314Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesJanuary 2019[13]
EF210-315Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesFebruary 2019[13]

Classification

The EF210 classification for this locomotive type is explained below. As with previous locomotive designs, the prototype is numbered EF210-901, with subsequent production locomotives numbered from EF210-1 onward.

  • E: Electric locomotive
  • F: Six driving axles
  • 210: DC locomotive with AC motors

References

  1. JR全車輌ハンドブック2006 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2006]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2006. ISBN 978-4-7770-0453-9.
  2. Shibata, Togo (August 2016). 最新JR貨物の電気機関車と話題の貨物列車 [Latest: JR Freight electric locomotives and popular freight trains]. Tetsudo Daiya Joho Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 45 no. 388. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. p. 33.
  3. "JR貨物 EF210形300番代とEH800形900番代を新作" [JR Freight to build new EF210-300 and EH800-900]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 41 no. 341. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. September 2012. p. 70.
  4. "EF210-301が川崎重工から出場" [EF210-301 delivered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  5. 平成25(2013)年3月16日JRグループダイヤ改正 [16 March 2013 JR Group timetable revision]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 53 no. 626. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2013. p. 71.
  6. "EF210-302,早くも営業運転開始" [EF210-302 quickly into revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  7. EF210-304が川崎重工から出場 [EF210-304 delivered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  8. EF210-305が川崎重工から出場 [EF210-305 delivered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  9. EF210-306が出場 [EF210-306 delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  10. 甲種鉄道車両輸送計画表 [Rolling stock delivery schedule]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 44 no. 378. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. October 2015. p. 125.
  11. EF210-310が営業運転を開始 [EF210-310 enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 26 August 2017. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  12. EF210-311 運用開始 [EF210-311 enters revenue service]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 28 August 2017. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  13. 貨物ちゃんねる EF210配置表 [freight channel EF210 arrange table].
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