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

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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.

 

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katoftw

Um? They are very pink.

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Cat
10 hours ago, katoftw said:

Um? They are very pink.


Nah, just a very bold watermelon!
>^¥^<

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cteno4

I dunno, it’s moving into bubblegum...

 

jeff

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RossDensha

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

 

Chichibu's DeKi and now this!

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disturbman

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.

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Sacto1985

Are these new-build or refurbished train sets?

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Socimi
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).

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disturbman
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.

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Sacto1985

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.

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