Jump to content

JR Hokkaido Kiha 261 5000 series "Hamanasu" delivery to Naebo Works


bikkuri bahn

Recommended Posts

bikkuri bahn

Recent delivery of the kiha 261 trainset "Hamanasu" from KHI Kobe works to the JR Hokkaido Naebo Depot/Works. First scene is somewhere on the Hokuriku Main Line, rainy season haulage by Toyama-based EF510 through the rice fields.

Next is a (delayed) arrival Saturday AM in the Sapporo area. First scene at Chitose, then the Toyohira River crossing, and at Naebo rolling stock works.

 

  • Like 3
Link to post

Pink (or otherwise) trains seem to be a catalyst for conversation on this forum!

 

Chichibu's DeKi and now this!

Link to post

It's not pink, it's "Hamanasu" color 😉 The second set will be called "Lavender" and will probably/obviously be the same color.

These sets will replace the North Rainbow Express and the Crystal Express.

Edited by disturbman
  • Like 2
Link to post
1 hour ago, Sacto1985 said:

Are these new-build or refurbished train sets?

 

New builds.

 

These will probably be replacing JR Hokkaido's remaining KiHa 183s (the -500/550 and -1500/1550 subserieses).

Link to post
1 hour ago, Socimi said:

These will probably be replacing JR Hokkaido's remaining KiHa 183s (the -500/550 and -1500/1550 subserieses).


See my comment above. They are only building two sets.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post

Given that it'll be a LONG time before the Hokkaido Shinkansen reaches Sapporo (like 2030!), I wouldn't be surprised that JR Hokkaido phased out the KiHa 183 sets anyway, especially with the potential for ending JR Hokkaido service in eastern and northern Hokkaido.

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...