Japanese National Railways, which opened commercial service in 1872, began to operate electric cars in Tokyo in 1906 and started regular operations of electric cars on the Yamate Line in 1909. In 1912, an Abt system locomotive was introduced on the Shin-etsu Line, between Yokogawa and Karuizawa with the steepest gradient in JNR (6.67%). With the subsequent expansion of transport demand, the lines were gradually electrified, but it was only after World War II that electrification was developed on a large scale. At the present time 7,000 km of line have been electrified (30% of JNR lines) and different kinds of electric rolling stock, including the Shin Kansen are operating on those lines.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Mochizuki, A
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 15-18
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  • Accession Number: 00125877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM