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JR East “Train Suite Shiki-shima”
Japan | 2016 | only one produced
On the Nikko line in June 2017
On the Nikko line in June 2017
Ten-nen Gas

The “Train Suite Shiki-shima” is a luxury train that offers two- to four-day tours on scenic routes. In order to be able to run on different lines, it has the equipment for direct and alternating current and two additional diesel engines, each with 1,800 kW. The design was drawn by Ken Okuyama. The train has a total of ten suite, dining and observation cars and has a total capacity of just 34 passengers. Tour tickets can cost up to $10,000 per person.

ManufacturerKawasaki, J-TREC
Axle configB-B+B-B+B-B+2-2+2-2+ 2-2+2-2+B-B+B-B+B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length682 ft 5 in
Service weight1,182,999 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC/DC + diesel-electric
Electric system20,000 V 50 Hz, 20,000 V 60 Hz, 25,000 V 50 Hz, 1,500 V
Hourly power4,506 hp (3,360 kW)
Top speed68 mph
EngineDML57Z-G (MTU 12V 4000 R43L)
Engine type2x V12 diesel
Engine output4,828 hp (3,600 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
long distance
tourist train
last changed: 07/2023

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