Keikyu

 

 

 

Keikyu (or by it’s complete name: “Keihin Kyuko Dentesu”) is easily Japan’s most famous private railway, it connects Shinagawa to Yokohama and beyond, down to Zushi in Yokosuka, on an 87 Km-long, 1435mm standard gauge network composed of a Main Line and several tiny branches (namely the Kurihama, Zushi, Daishi and Haneda Airport lines). It also has trough-services with the Toei Subway Asakusa Line and the Keisei Railway Network (including it’s subsidiaries Hokuso, Chiba Newtown and Shibayama Railways).

 

Famed for it’s iconic red trains dashing at 120 Km/h on a tortuous main line rich of curves and with an extremely tight schedule, Keikyu has one of the most active and militant fanbases among all the japanese railways. (in fact it rivals in popularity among railfans with the beloved defunct JNR!).

 

Keikyu was also formerly, mainly famed for it’s 2100 and N1000 Series trains, wich had Siemens-made GTO-VVVF inverters, wich made a distinctive solfége-like sound when departing, earning them the nickname of “Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si-Do Inverters” or “Singing Trains”.

Due to the inavability of spare parts, these iconic Siemens inverters were replaced with “dull, plain” solfége-less IGBT-VVVF inverters made by Toyo Denki.

 

Electric Multiple Units

 

 

 

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Keikyu Railway

Easily Japan’s most famous private railway, it connects Shinagawa to Yokohama and beyond, down to Zushi in Yokosuka, on an 87 Km-long network composed of a Main Line and several tiny branches. It has trough-services with the Toei Subway Asakusa Line and the Keisei Railway Network (including it’s subsidiaries Hokuso, Chiba Newtown and Shibayama Railways).
Famed for it’s iconic red trains dashing at 120 Km/h on a tortuous main line rich of curves and with an extremely tight schedule, Keikyu has one of the most active and militant (rail)fanbases among all the Japanese Railways.