KiHa 185 series

The KiHa 185 series (キハ185系) is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type operated by Japanese National Railways in Japan since November 1986, and later operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) and Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku)[1]

KiHa 185 series
A KiHa 185 series train on an Ishizuchi service in 1989
In service1986present
Entered serviceNovember 1986
Number in service52 vehicles
JR Kyushu(1987present)
JR Shikoku(1987present)
Car body constructionStainless steel
DoorsTwo per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)


As of 1 April 2016, JR Kyushu operates 20 185 series vehicles, and JR Shikoku operates 32.[2]

See also


  1. Jēāru zensharyō handobukku: Rail Magazine 2009 JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 439–440. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0.
  2. Jr気動車客車編成表 2016 JR気動車客車編成表 2016 [JR DMU & Coaching Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 22 June 2016. p. 234. ISBN 978-4-330-69016-2.
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