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Video by Around the time

 

 

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katoftw

it is brought used from another company?

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Kiha66

Weird, the end cars look like some of the old ex-JNR EMU trainsets which were split and had cabs built out of center cars.  Very simple and basic.

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Gryphr

The cabs really look like something of the JNR era, but the body construction looks fairly new. The new YC-1 and 819 for JR Kyushu have a pretty "Retro" design too though, so maybe that's in style right now?

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katoftw

Rebuilt Tokyo 1000s after some sleuthing.

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Socimi

They were converted from Tokyu Railway 1000 series intermediate motor cars. 

 

Those were actually already equipped with motors, traction inverters and pantographs. All they had to do was to install a control stand and other cab equipment (wich was also salvaged from 1000 series cars bound for the scrap heap), seal shut the front door, apply lights (behind the windows) and a destination board and here you go!

All the modifications were made at Tokyu's own workshops. 

 

These trains are actually perfect for third-sector rural railways as they're dirt cheap but also equipped with relatively up-to-date components. 

 

The Ueda Kotsu 6000 series and the Ichibata Dentetsu 1000 series were also modified from former 1000 series cars. 

 

Tokyu's second-hand stock is extremely popular among private third-sector railways. 

(in fact the current Fukushima Kotsu trains are also converted former Tokyu 7700 series trains). 

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kvp
38 minutes ago, Socimi said:

Tokyu's second-hand stock is extremely popular among private third-sector railways. 

I think it might have something to do with the fact that Tokyu is willing to refurbish the trains for the 3rd sector railways, which is more professional than what is possible in the small maintenance workshops of these railways.

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Socimi
48 minutes ago, kvp said:

I think it might have something to do with the fact that Tokyu is willing to refurbish the trains for the 3rd sector railways, which is more professional than what is possible in the small maintenance workshops of these railways.

 

Also because the stainless steel bodies require little to no maintainance and painting. 

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