Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

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The SCMAGLEV and Railway Park features a wide array of vehicles that were used in Shinkansen and conventional lines, as well as preserved vehicles. (Additionally, the Superconducting Maglev MLX01 is displayed in the symbol exhibition area, and an N700 series vehicle is exhibited outdoors). This article introduces the highlights of all the vehicles on display at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

For a comprehensive overview of the entire SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, please refer to 「Highlights and access methods of SCMAGLEV and Railway Park (Aichi Prefecture)」.

Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(0)

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Vehicles in Conventional Train Area

This is a vehicle located in the conventional train area.

This is Class ED11 Electric Locomotive. This is one of the small electric locomotives imported from GE in the United States. It features distinctive square-shaped side windows.

Class ED11 Electric Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(1)

This is Class ED18 Electric Locomotive. It is a modified version of the 1040 class, which was imported from the United Kingdom in 1923 for use on the Iida Line.

Class ED18 Electric Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(2)

Class ED18 Electric Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(3)

This is Class C57 Steam Locomotive. Replacing spoke-type wheel structures, which were prone to distortion, it adopted a more stable box-type vehicle structure, which then became the standard for subsequent designs.

Class C57 Steam Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(4)

Class C57 Steam Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(5)

Class C57 Steam Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(6)

Class C57 Steam Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(7)

This is Class Hoji 6005 Steam Passenger Car. A steam railcar is a vehicle equipped with its own running functionality, combining the features of both a steam locomotive and a carriage in a single unit.

Class Hoji 6005 Steam Passenger Car: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(60)

Class Hoji 6005 Steam Passenger Car: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(61)

This is Class Moha 1 Electric Railcar. It is a train made of wooden bodies that was manufactured during the Taisho era. The driver's seat was made independent by partition walls.

Moha 1 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(8)

Moha 1 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(9)

This is Class EF58 Electric Locomotive. This represents a typical passenger electric locomotive of the post-war era. The vehicle style was changed from a box shape to a streamlined design.

Class EF58 Electric Locomotive: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(10)

This is Class Suha 43 Passenger Car. It is a passenger car that improved livability by increasing the space between seats and adding more ceiling lights to brighten the interior, among other enhancements compared to traditional models.

Class Suha 43 Passenger Car: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(11)

This is Class Moha 52 Electric Railcar. The lead car of a train produced for express services between the Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe areas. Its streamlined design and two-tone color scheme became a major topic of discussion.

Class Moha 52 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(12)

Class Moha 52 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(13)

Class Moha 52 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(14)

This is Class Kumoha 12 Electric Railcar. This vehicle was a modification of the Moha 32 type electric train, equipped with driver's cabs at both ends to enable operation as a single car.

Class Kumoha 12 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(15)

Class Kumoha 12 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(16)

This is Class Kuha 111 Electric Railcar. It was created as a new suburban type electric train to alleviate congestion during commuter rush hours, featuring double doors for smooth boarding and alighting. Additionally, a passageway door was installed at the front.

Class Kuha 111 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(17)

This is Class Kuha 381 Electric Railcar. This was the first vehicle to adopt a pendulum system, where the body of the train tilts inward, allowing it to pass through curved sections at higher speeds.

Class Kuha 381 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(18)

Class Kuha 381 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(19)

This is Class Kiha 181 Diesel Railcar. This vehicle represents a significant power upgrade from traditional models, achieving high-speed operation even in mountainous regions and other areas with gradients.

Class Kiha 181 Diesel Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(20)

Class Kiha 181 Diesel Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(21)

Class Kiha 181 Diesel Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(22)

Vehicles in Shinkansen Train Area

This is a vehicle located in the shinkansen train area.

This is Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 21). This is the first Shinkansen train in the world that was able to operate at 200km/h.

Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 21): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(23)

Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 21): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(24)

This is Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 36). This is the first full-fledged dining car on the Shinkansen. It was created to coincide with the opening of the Hakata Shinkansen line in 1975.

Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 36): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(25)

This is Series 100 Shinkansen (Class 123). The 100 series began commercial operation in 1985 as the successor to the 0 series Shinkansen. We have improved the cabin comfort and installed electronic bulletin boards in the cabins.

Series 100 Shinkansen (Class 123): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(26)

Series 100 Shinkansen (Class 123): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(27)

This is Series 100 Shinkansen (Class 168). This is a two-story dining car used on the 100 series Shinkansen. The first floor is the kitchen and the second floor is the seating area, so you can enjoy your meal from the second floor with a better view.

Series 100 Shinkansen (Class 168): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(28)

Series 100 Shinkansen (Class 168): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(29)

This is Series 300 Shinkansen (Class 322). It was produced as the third generation Shinkansen as a successor to the 100 series Shinkansen. Thorough weight reduction has been carried out to achieve a maximum speed of 270km/h.

Series 300 Shinkansen (Class 322): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(30)

Series 300 Shinkansen (Class 322): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(31)

Series 300 Shinkansen (Class 322): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(32)

This is Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train). This vehicle is used to check the Shinkansen tracks and overhead wires while running, and is nicknamed "Doctor Yellow" because of the color of the vehicle.

Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(33)

Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(34)

Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(35)

Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(36)

Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(37)

Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(38)

Dr.Yellow (Class 922 Multipurpose Inspection Train): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(39)

This is Series 700 Shinkansen (Class 723). It was produced as the 4th generation Shinkansen as a successor to the 300 series Shinkansen. It was created with the goal of improving comfort and being environmentally friendly, reducing vehicle shaking and noise, and reducing power consumption.

Series 700 Shinkansen (Class 723): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(40)

Series 700 Shinkansen (Class 723): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(41)

Vehicles in Relic Train Area

This is a vehicle located in the relic train area.

This is Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 16). This is a vehicle used in the green car of the 0 series Shinkansen train.

Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 16): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(42)

This is Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 37). This is the second generation buffet vehicle of the 0 series Shinkansen train. After the introduction of a full-fledged dining car, the seats in the buffet car were abolished and it became a stand-up style.

Series 0 Shinkansen (Class 37): Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(43)

This is Class Kuha 117 Electric Railcar. This is a highly livable vehicle that was used in the Nagoya metropolitan area. It was nicknamed the Tokai Liner.

Class Kuha 117 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(44)

This is Class Kumoha 165 Electric Railcar. This vehicle is based on the 153 series and was developed for use on gradient lines and in cold regions.

Class Kumoha 165 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(45)

This is Class Saro 165 Electric Railcar. This is the first class car of the 165 series train. It provided a comfortable ride with large side windows and reclining seats.

Class Saro 165 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(46)

This is Class Moha 63 Electric Railcar. A vehicle intended for passenger transport during wartime. In order to compensate for the shortage of materials and skilled workers, thorough simplification was carried out.

Class Moha 63 Electric Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(47)

This is Class Kiha 82 Diesel Railcar. It was produced as the lead vehicle for limited express vehicles, and was used as a limited express vehicle throughout the country due to its high reliability and comfort.

Class Kiha 82 Diesel Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(48)

This is Class Kiha 48000 Diesel Railcar. This vehicle can perform general control of multiple vehicles from one driver's cab.

Class Kiha 48000 Diesel Railcar: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(49)

This is Class Orone 10 Sleeping Car. This vehicle was used as a 1st class sleeping car in the 10 series passenger car group.

Class Orone 10 Sleeping Car: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(50)

This is Class Maine 40 Sleeping Car. This vehicle is the first first-class sleeping car produced after the war.

Class Maine 40 Sleeping Car: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(51)

This is Class Oha 35 Passenger Car. This vehicle is a third-class passenger car manufactured before and after the war, and was used as the standard style for Japanese steel passenger cars.

Class Oha 35 Passenger Car: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(52)

This is Class Oya 31 Structure Gauging Train. Many contact-type sensors are installed around the vehicle body in order to measure whether there are any obstacles near the track while driving.

Class Oya 31 Structure Gauging Train: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(53)

This is Class Suni 30 Baggage Car. It was manufactured as the first steel luggage car for the Ministry of Railways.

Class Suni 30 Baggage Car: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(54)

View of the vehicle display from the second floor area

Vehicles on display can also be viewed from the second floor area.

View of the vehicle display from the second floor area: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(55)

View of the vehicle display from the second floor area: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(56)

View of the vehicle display from the second floor area: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(57)

View of the vehicle display from the second floor area: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(58)

View of the vehicle display from the second floor area: Complete guide to the Vehicles Exhibited at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(59)

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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )