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JRF EH500-44 kintaro 金太郞 , Musasino Line Nishi-urawa station

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©  Jun 28, 2017


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JRF EH500-44 kintaro 金太郞 , Musasino Line Nishi-urawa station



Why this loco has two trolleys on?
@Karl70 At the beginning of production of this model, the EH500 locomotive was developed as a DC-AC locomotive to operate Hokkaido (Hakodate) via the Tokyo-Sendai-Seikan tunnel.
Instead of BO-BO-BO locomotives such as the EF66 series, the EH500 was developed as a BO-BO, BO-BO type multiple unit locomotive to obtain high traction, which is manufactured for long-distance mass cargo transportation.
Currently, the Seikan tunnel retractor has been replaced by the EH800 locomotive due to the opening of the Shinkansen.
@grace1395 thanks
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