Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Kiha 81 retiring day
The pioneer of DMU limited express train kiha81. Debut for "Hatsukari" which connected Ueno terminal in Tokyo to Aomori in 1960. After "Hatsukari" got EMU in 1968, this DMU was transfered as "Inaho" and "Hitachi" then finally "Kuroshio". Less than 20 years life.
Probably this design was affected by EMU 151 series control car at that time which connected Tokyo and Osaka before Shinkansen (bullet train) started providing their service.