KiYa 143-2 at Kanazawa Depot in August 2016
The KiYa 143 locomotives are used as self-propelled snowplough units during the winter season, replacing ageing JNR Class DD15 and JNR Class DE15 locomotives, and for hauling non-revenue services during other periods with the snowploughs removed.
The first KiYa 143, KiYa 143-1, was delivered from Niigata Transys in February 2014. This was followed by KiYa 143-2 in March 2014.
|Number||Delivered||Depot allocation (as of 1 April 2017)|
|KiYa 143-1||February 2014||Kanazawa|
|KiYa 143-2||March 2014||Kanazawa|
|KiYa 143-3||19 October 2016||Fukuchiyama|
|KiYa 143-4||1 November 2016||Goto|
|KiYa 143-5||14 November 2016||Tsuruga|
|KiYa 143-6||27 February 2017||Fukuchiyama|
|KiYa 143-7||13 February 2017||Goto|
|KiYa 143-8||15 March 2017||Goto|
|KiYa 143-9||21 March 2017||Tsuruga|
While technically a diesel locomotive, the KiYa 143 is classified by JR West according to its diesel multiple unit (DMU) numbering scheme.
- キヤ143形事業用内燃動車 [KiYa 143 departmental locomotive lists]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 54 no. 637. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. May 2014. p. 52–56.
- JR西日本キヤ143-1が甲種輸送される [JR West KiYa 143-1 delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 21 February 2014. Archived from the original on 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- JR西日本キヤ143-2が甲種輸送される [JR West KiYa 143-2 delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- JR旅客会社の車両配置表 [JR passenger operating company rolling stock allocations lists]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 675. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. July 2017. p. 37 (supplement).
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- JR West press release (February 2014) (in Japanese)