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JR West series 87 “Twilight Express Mizukaze”
Japan | 2017 | only one produced
In October 2022 on the San"in main line
In October 2022 on the San"in main line
MaedaAkihiko

The “Twilight Express Mizukaze” is a single luxury diesel hybrid train. It has been in use since 2017 and consists of ten cars. The traction motors are distributed over four cars. At each end there is a viewing platform with a driver's cab above it. There are sleeping places for just 34 people throughout the train. These are split over five sleeping cars, each with three double rooms and one car that is completely occupied by one suite.

General
Built2017
ManufacturerKawasaki, Kinki Sharyō
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2+2-2+B-B+B-B+2-2+2-2+2-2+B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Seats34
Dimensions and Weights
Length685 ft 3 5/8 in
Service weight1,070,563 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel hybrid
Hourly power2,789 hp (2,080 kW)
Top speed68 mph
EngineSA6D140HE-3
Engine type8x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output3,551 hp (2,648 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
hybrid
regional
long distance
tourist train
last changed: 03/2023
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