Promenade

C62-26

C62-26

Japan’s largest steam locomotive for passenger trains, the C62 was in service on the Tokaido and Sanyo main lines.

Year of manufacture 1948 (Showa 23)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo
MARONEFU59-1

MARONEFU59-1

A first and second class combination sleeping car that was manufactured before the war for the use of the Imperial household and other dignitaries.

Year of manufacture 1938 (Showa 13)
Manufacturer Takatori Factory
SUSHI28-301

SUSHI28-301

A pre-war dining car remodeled from a restaurant / second class seating combination car.

Year of manufacture 1933 (Showa 8)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
KUHA103-1

KUHA103-1

This iconic Japan National Railways commuter train made its debut in 1964.

Year of manufacture 1964 (Showa 39)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
KUHA86-1

KUHA86-1

The 80-series was Japan’s first postwar long-distance train. The KUHA86 was used on the Tokaido and Sanyo main lines.

Year of manufacture 1950 (Showa 25)
Manufacturer Hitachi
MOHA80-1

MOHA80-1

The 80-series was Japan’s first postwar long-distance train. The MOHA80’s distinctive paintwork is known as “Shonan livery”.

Year of manufacture 1950 (Showa 25)
Manufacturer Hitachi
NASHI20-24

NASHI20-24

Used as the dining car for the “blue train” limited express sleeper trains.

Year of manufacture 1970 (Showa 45)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
DD54-33

DD54-33

A diesel locomotive with a West German engine and hydraulic transmission.

Year of manufacture 1971 (Showa 46)
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
0-21-1

0-21-1

When it came into service this train achieved world-leading operating speeds of over 200 km/h. From its exterior to its interior construction, it epitomized the train engineering skills of the then Japan National Railways. The four cars scheduled for display all have the top number for their model. They were taken out of service in March 1978 (Showa 53) after running approximately 6 million km.

Year of manufacture 1964 (Showa 39)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
0-16-1

0-16-1

The 0-series Shinkansen green car (first class car) when the Tokaido Shinkansen Line came into operation.

Year of manufacture 1964 (Showa 39)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
0-35-1

0-35-1

The 0-series Shinkansen buffet-style dining car when the Tokaido Shinkansen Line came into operation.

Year of manufacture 1964 (Showa 39)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
0-22-1

0-22-1

The 0-series Shinkansen front car when the Tokaido Shinkansen Line came into operation. Its interior is now a display area.

Year of manufacture 1964 (Showa 39)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo

Main Building

230-233

230-233

The oldest existing production model steam locomotive in the English style manufactured in Japan.

Year of manufacture 1903 (Meiji 36)
Manufacturer Kisha Seizo
500-521-1

500-521-1

The Shinkansen that achieved an operating speed of 300 km/h, the world’s fastest at that time.

Year of manufacture 1996 (Heisei 8)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries
KUHANE581-35

KUHANE581-35

The world’s first limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train with seats that can also be used as sleeping berths.

Year of manufacture 1968 (Showa 43)
Manufacturer Hitachi
KUHA489-1

KUHA489-1

The iconic Japan National Railways bonneted limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train.

Year of manufacture 1971 (Showa 46)
Manufacturer Tokyu Car
1800-1801

1800-1801

The first steam locomotive imported from Britain for use on gradient lines.

Year of manufacture 1881 (Meiji 14)
Manufacturer Kitson (UK)
EF52-1

EF52-1

The first large direct current electric locomotive manufactured in Japan. This one was in service on lines such as the Hanwa Line.

Year of manufacture 1928 (Showa 3)
Manufacturer Hitachi
WAMU3500-7055

WAMU3500-7055

These large freight wagons from the Taisho era were widely used until the early 1960s.

Year of manufacture 1917 (Taisho 6)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
YO5000-5008

YO5000-5008

Used for the crew members of the Takara, Japan’s first limited express container train.

Year of manufacture 1959 (Showa 34)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo
EF66-35

EF66-35

These direct current electric locomotives were mass produced from 1968 (Showa 43). They were mainly used to pull express freight trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo main lines, but they also pulled sleeping car limited expresses. This one comes from JR Freight.

Year of manufacture 1974 (Showa 49)
Manufacturer Toyo Denki / Kawasaki Heavy Industries
DD51-756

DD51-756

These diesel-hydraulic locomotives were used nationwide and helped to make Japan National Railways smoke-free.

Year of manufacture 1972 (Showa 47)
Manufacturer Hitachi
KIHA81-3

KIHA81-3

Japan National Railway’s first diesel railcar made its debut in 1960.

Year of manufacture 1960 (Showa 35)
Manufacturer Kinki Sharyo
100-122-5003

100-122-5003

The 100-series Shinkansen was the successor to the 0-series.

Year of manufacture 1989 (Heisei 1)
Manufacturer Hitachi

Twilight Plaza

EF58-150

EF58-150

The iconic postwar direct current electric locomotive for passenger trains.

Year of manufacture 1958 (Showa 33)
Manufacturer Tokyo Shibaura Denki
ORONE24-4

ORONE24-4

A Pullman-style A-type sleeper car used for limited express sleeper trains such as the Akatsuki and Suisei.

Year of manufacture 1973 (Showa 48)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
EF65-1

EF65-1

Manufacture of these direct current electric locomotives began in 1965, and they were in service throughout Japan.

Year of manufacture 1965 (Showa 40)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo / Kawasaki Denki Seizo
EF81-103

EF81-103

This AC-DC dual system electric locomotive enabled through operation between the Kansai area and Aomori.

Year of manufacture 1974 (Showa 49)
Manufacturer Hitachi
SUSHI24-1

SUSHI24-1

A dining car remodeled for the Twilight Express limited express sleeper train.

Year of manufacture 1972 (Showa 47)
Manufacturer Kinki Sharyo
SURONEFU25-501 Twilight Express

SURONEFU25-501
Twilight Express

The Twilight Express limited express sleeper train’s A-type suite and compartments car. It came into service in 1989 (Heisei 1) and was retired on March 12 of this year. It was equipped with a suite and four “royal” compartments. The suite, in particular, had large windows for the view and was very popular as a room to enjoy the train ride, rather than just a means of transport.

Year of manufacture 1975 (Showa 50)
Manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries

Roundhouse

8620-8630

8620-8630

Japan’s first mass-produced steam locomotive for passenger trains. It was designated as an important cultural asset in 2016.

Year of manufacture 1914 (Taisho 3)
Manufacturer Kisha Seizo
C61-2

C61-2

The first passenger train steam locomotive installed with a mechanical stoker.

Year of manufacture 1948 (Showa 23)
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
C62-2

C62-2

Japan’s iconic passenger train steam locomotive. This one was used for the Tsubame limited express.

Year of manufacture 1948 (Showa 23)
Manufacturer Hitachi
D51-200

D51-200

An iconic Japanese steam locomotive currently being maintained for operations on main lines.

Year of manufacture 1938 (Showa 13)
Manufacturer JNR Hamamatsu Factory
C57-1

C57-1

An elegant passenger train steam locomotive in service for the SL Yamaguchi.

Year of manufacture 1937 (Showa 12)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo
C56-160

C56-160

Manufacture of these small steam locomotives began in 1935. They were used for passenger and freight trains.

Year of manufacture 1939 (Showa 14)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo
B20-10

B20-10

A small steam locomotive designed during the war years, it was used for shunting on station premises.

Year of manufacture 1946 (Showa 21)
Manufacturer Tateyama Heavy Industries
1070-1080

1070-1080

A steam locomotive remodeled from the Meiji Era 6200 made in Britain.

Year of manufacture 1901 (Meiji 34)
Manufacturer Dübs & Co. (UK)
9600-9633

9600-9633

Japan’s first mass-produced steam locomotive for freight trains.

Year of manufacture 1914 (Taisho 3)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Dockyard
C11-64

C11-64

Used for local lines constructed from 1932 onwards and for shunting on station premises.

Year of manufacture 1935 (Showa 10)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo
7100-7105 Yoshitsune

7100-7105 Yoshitsune

The first locomotive imported from the USA, it was for use on the Horonai Railway, constructed as Hokkaido’s first trunk line railway. As the first locomotive, it was named Yoshitsune. It was restored to a mobile condition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the railway in 1952 (Showa 27). It was restored to a state where it can run on coal and water to commemorate the centenary of the Umekoji operating zone in 2014 (Heisei 26).

Year of manufacture 1880 (Meiji 13)
Manufacturer H.K. Porter (USA)
C62-1

C62-1

Japan’s biggest passenger train steam locomotives, they were constructed using boilers recycled from D52 locomotives.

Year of manufacture 1948 (Showa 23)
Manufacturer Hitachi
D51-1

D51-1

1,115 of these large freight train steam locomotives were manufactured. The D51 is affectionately known as “Degoichi” in Japanese.

Year of manufacture 1936 (Showa 11)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo
C55-1

C55-1

A medium-sized passenger train steam locomotive manufactured from 1935 onwards, the C55 was an improved version of the C54.

Year of manufacture 1935 (Showa 10)
Manufacturer Kawasaki Sharyo
C58-1

C58-1

Manufactured from 1938 onwards and used for passenger and freight trains on local lines.

Year of manufacture 1938 (Showa 13)
Manufacturer Kisha Seizo
D50-140

D50-140

A freight train steam locomotive manufactured from 1923 onwards that represented a dramatic increase in carrying capacity.

Year of manufacture 1926 (Taisho 15)
Manufacturer Hitachi
D52-468

D52-468

Japan’s biggest freight train steam locomotives, D52s were used to transport coal during the war.

Year of manufacture 1946 (Showa 21)
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
C59-164

C59-164

The C59 was a large steam locomotive for passenger trains, and this one was in service on the Tokaido and Sanyo mainlines.

Year of manufacture 1946 (Showa 21)
Manufacturer Hitachi
C53-45

C53-45

The only Japanese made large passenger train steam locomotive with three cylinders.

Year of manufacture 1928 (Showa 3)
Manufacturer Kisha Seizo
C51-239

C51-239

The passenger train steam locomotive that pulled the Tsubame, a super limited express registered in 1930.

Year of manufacture 1927 (Showa 2)
Manufacturer Kisha Seizo

Railway Vehicle Factory

OHA25-551

OHA25-551

The coach used for the Twilight Express limited express sleeper train.

Year of manufacture 1977 (Showa 52)
Manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries
KANI24-12

KANI24-12

The generator van with a baggage compartment used for the Twilight Express limited express sleeper train.

Year of manufacture 1975 (Showa 50)
Manufacturer Niigata Engineering
OHA46-13

OHA46-13

A lighter version of express passenger car, the OHA46 series was in service up until the last years of Japan National Railways.

Year of manufacture 1955 (Showa 30)
Manufacturer Kisha Seizo Tokyo Branch