In the postwar reconstruction period, the trunk lines were electrified starting from 1947, and the year 1956 witnessed complete electrification of the Tokaido Trunk Line, upon which the limited express "Tsubame" ran at an increased schedule speed of 74.6 km/h, linking Tokyo with Osaka in 7 hours 30 minutes; at the same time the hauling capacity was increased from 450 t to 550 t. The better performance achieved was attributed to the introduction of an electric locomotive excelling in power the steam locomotive. This, extension of the electrified lines has vastly contributed to an increase in train speed and the growth in the transport capacity.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Takita, T
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 15-19
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  • Accession Number: 00051340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japanese Railway Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM