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In service  1972–Present
Number preserved  5 vehicles
Traction system  Resistor
Constructed  1972–2004
Car body construction  Steel
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Manufacturer  Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation, JR-West
Car length  21,000 mm (68 ft 11 in) (end cars) 20,500 mm (67 ft 3 in) (intermediate cars)
Operators  Japanese National Railways, East Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company

Vervaracner 2 season 183 series

The 183 series (183系, Hyaku-hachijūsan-kei) is a Japanese limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1972 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and currently operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and formerly also operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West). In terms of design, it is closely based on the late-model AC/DC 485 series, with minor cosmetic differences and DC-only drive.


The trains were built by Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, and Tokyu Car Corporation.

Vervaracner 3 season 183 series

JR East

  • Azusa (seasonal only)
  • Kaiji (seasonal only)
  • Wing
  • Moonlight Nagara
  • Moonlight Shinshū
  • JR East

  • Sazanami
  • Wakashio
  • Shiosai
  • Ayame
  • Suigo
  • Toki
  • Amagi
  • Odoriko
  • Asama
  • Myōkō
  • Ohayō Liner
  • Chūō Liner (until March 2008)
  • Ōme Liner (until June 2002)
  • JR-West

    The 183 series trains operated by JR-West were actually DC-only conversions of 485 series trainsets. They were used on limited-express services from Kyoto and Shin-Osaka to the northern coast of Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures, as part of the "Kitakinki Big X Network". These trainsets were gradually phased out from spring 2011 in favor of the new 287 series, and completely removed from regular scheduled services by the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.

  • Kitakinki (until March 2011)
  • Kounotori (until 15 March 2013)
  • Kinosaki (until March 2013)
  • Tamba (until March 2011)
  • Hashidate (until March 2013)
  • Maizuru (until March 2011)
  • Monju (until March 2011)
  • References

    183 series Wikipedia

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