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Kiha 52 and Kiha 59 Specs

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hiwilms

Hello there. I am a Filipino railfan. I would like to know the specs of the Kiha 52 and Kiha 59. Thanks

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Kabutoni

A very short description of the specs can be found here: http://www.synapse.ne.jp/~kose/yamano%20data%20file%20backup/CAR/DIESEL%20CAR.html

 

It's basically a KIHA 20, a bit longer, a bit heavier and double the power.

 

Also, you have a lot of interesting things going on on the rails there man!

 

 

 

What are these crazy people with self made trolleys on the tracks by the way?

 

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E6系

Hello Mr hiwilms,

 

Please allow me to assist you with your inquiry about KiHa 52 and KiHa 59.

 

Firstly, English Wikipedia provides this info on KiHa 52: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KiHa_52

 

I have also checked Wikipedia Japan and found this info for you about many KiHas including KiHa 52:

 

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%AD%E3%83%8F52%E5%BD%A2

 

There is no Wikipedia article for KiHa 59 that I could find.  I find more for you later.

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bikkuri bahn

Here are a couple of Japanese language websites/blogs that focus on ex-Japanese rolling stock in the Philippines, including the kiha 59:

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/goobiik/c/c2c3c3a41a7b4d82ebf7d007b77f854c

 

http://www.2427junction.com/phlreporttu.html

 

The kiha 59 was a converted kiha 58/28 trainset used on JR East's "Kogane" joyful train charter service in the Sendai area.  Previous to being "Kogane", it was used on a joyful train called "Gracia" targeting women in their 30's and 40's looking for a luxury service.  Anyway, it was in operation from 2003 to 2010 as "Kogane".  Mechanically it should be similar to the venerable kiha 58. Incredibly, there is no English wiki page for the kiha 58.  No, I'm not going to make one.

 

Running scenes:

 

Being loaded unto flatbed at Niigata for forwarding to a ship bound for Philippines:

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