205 and 205-1200 Serieses – Nambu Line

 

These are reskisn of the Nambu Line 205 Series and the Tsurumi Line 205-1200 Series, both by Rizky_Adiputra.
All the necessary dependencies are included in this package, avaible on the DLS or from Rizky’s website 
Reskinned with permission.

 

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205 Series trains were introduced on the Nambu Line in 1989, to replace the older 101 Series trains and to increase the overall capacity of the line.

They entered service on the 11th of March 1989, and by 1990, a total of sixteen 6-car sets was in service, fully replacing the 101 Series by 1991. At the time, the 205 Series was the Nambu Line’s first newly-built train (evrything that had ran before was rolling stock transferred from other lines), and it was the result of an effort to improve JR’s image for those living along the line.

Assigned to the Nakahara Branch of the Kamakura Vehicle Center, in 1993 a single set (No.7) was transferred to the Mitaka Depot, and was replaced by a newly-built 209-0 Series set, wich was at the time JR East’s newest design.

In 2004, to replace the remaining 103 Series trains, 205-1200 Series trains were introduced on the Nambu Line. These were former Yamanote Line sets with cab cars (“KuHa”) converted from intermediate motor cars (“MoHa”), in the same style as the -1100, -3000 and -3100 subserieses introduced at the same time for the Tsurumi, Kawagoe, Hachiko and Seneki Lines.

Originally, a total of five 6-car set was to be introduced, but as more 205 Series cars became surplus, an extra set was added, bringing the total to six 6-car sets, wich entered service between 2004 and 2005, replacing the last remaining 103 Series set in December 2004.

In 2009, a 205-1200 Series set was shortened to four cars and transferred to the Senseki Line in Miyagi Prefecture, to replace the last remaining 103 Series in use there.

Like the Saikyo and Yokohama Lines before, E233 Series trains were introduced on the Nambu Line in 2014. Numbered in the -8000 subseries, they replaced the remaining 205-0 Series trains by December 2015, and a year later, in 2016, they also replaced the last 205-1200s.

All the withdrawn 205-1200 Series trains were scrapped, but the 205-0s lived a happier destiny: they were sold to Indonesia, where they still operate on the busy Jakarta commuter railway lines, coupled togheter to form 12-car sets!