Sangi Railway

Sangi Railway Co., Ltd. (三岐鉄道株式会社, Sangi Tetsudō) is a private railway company in Mie Prefecture, Japan, which also operates bus lines. The company was founded in 1928 and its initial line, the Sangi Line, originally functioned as a freight line transporting cement, but in recent years it became important as a commuter railway line for Yokkaichi. The Hokusei Line was transferred from Kintetsu ownership in 2003, when Kintetsu abandoned the line. Whereas the Sangi Line has a track gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), the Hokusei Line is one of only a few 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) narrow gauge lines remaining in the country.

Sangi Railway
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A Sangi Line 801 series train
Overview
Main region(s)Mie Prefecture, Japan
Dates of operation1928 (1928)
Other
WebsiteOfficial website (in Japanese)

HistoryEdit

The Sangi Line was opened by Onoda Cement in 1931 as a freight-only line to service its cement plant at Nishi-Fujiwara. Passenger services were introduced in 1952, and in 1954, the line was electrified at 1,500 V DC, and the company purchased an electric locomotive from JNR to haul its cement trains. CTC signalling was commissioned on the line in 1974.

Rolling stockEdit

Sangi LineEdit

EMUsEdit

  • 801 series - Former Seibu 701 series trains acquired in 1989
  • 101 series - Former Seibu 401 series trains acquired in 1990
  • 851 series - Former Seibu 701 series trains acquired in 1995
  • 751 series 3-car EMUs - Former Seibu 101 series trains acquired in 2009[1]

Electric locomotivesEdit

Hokusei LineEdit

EMUsEdit

  • 130 series - Built in 1954
  • 200 series - Built in 1959
  • 140 series - Built in 1960
  • 270 series - Built in 1977

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō (鉄道ダイヤ情報) March 2009 issue, p.70-71
  2. ^ ELダイヤ情報21 [Electric Loco Timetable Information 21]. Tokyo, Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. October 2012. p. 72. ISBN 978-4330320120.

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