The Shinkansen is now thirteen years old and its cars have run more than 5 million kilometers, which is equivalent to 125 laps around the world. These cars are now being replaced. Since fall 1976 more than 360 new cars have been built. For the sake of convenience in the inspection and repair and in the handling, these cars are standardized in the same design as the original ones, except in the case of the dining cars, of the equipment liable to give trouble and of some parts which have been found troublesome in handling and maintenance. This article describes the differences between the old and the new cars.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Kitayama, T
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 9-10
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  • Accession Number: 00172940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japanese Railway Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM