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Japanese National Railways class ED76
Japan | 1965 | 139 produced
ED76 509 in the Otaru Museum
ED76 509 in the Otaru Museum
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The ED76 is an electric locomotive for passenger and freight service with three bogies, only two of which are powered. The base model was the series 0, of which 94 were built. The 22 locomotives of the series 500 had a longer car body because the water and fuel tanks for the train heating had been enlarged. They had gangways at the fronts because they were often used in pairs. One example was adapted for the Seikan Tunnel and formed the series 550. 23 locos for express freight service formed the series 1000. In 2016 only ten locos were still in service, all owned by JR Freight.

Variantseries 0, 1000series 500series 550
ManufacturerHitachi, Mitsubishi, Toshiba
Axle configB-2-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length57 ft 1 1/16 in60 ft 4 7/16 in
Service weight191,802 lbs199,518 lbs177,251 lbs
Adhesive weight148,150 lbs153,442 lbs136,686 lbs
Axle load37,038 lbs38,360 lbs34,172 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system20,000 V 60 Hz, 20,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power2,548 hp (1,900 kW)
Top speed62 mph68 mph
Starting effort31,024 lbf27,876 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
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last changed: 06/2023

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