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Japanese National Railways class 101
Japan | 1957 | 1,489 cars built
Train with KuMoHa 101-205 in the lead in August 1987 at Hanaten
Train with KuMoHa 101-205 in the lead in August 1987 at Hanaten
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The first modern Japanese electric multiple unit for local transport was the class 101, which was initially called “MoHa 90”. To improve acceleration and deceleration, all axles on all cars were each powered by a 100 kW traction motor, which could also be used for electrical braking. A total of 1,535 cars were built up to 1969, which were combined to form two- to ten-car trains. They formed the basis for other multiple units up until the 1980s. The last class 101 trains were used by the Chichibu Railway until 2014.

Varianttwo-carten-car
General
Built1957-1969
ManufacturerKawasaki, Nippon Sharyō, Kinki Sharyō, Kisha Seizō, Tokyu Car, JNR
Axle configB-B+B-B B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Seats96528
Dimensions and Weights
Length131 ft 2 13/16 in656 ft 2 in
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power1,073 hp (800 kW)5,364 hp (4,000 kW)
Continuous power912 hp (680 kW)4,559 hp (3,400 kW)
Top speed62 mph
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Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
local
suburban
last changed: 04/2023
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