In the locomotive works DE10 class diesel locos were on the maintenance.記事全体を見るには下のRead More >>を押してください。 To show entire article press Read More >> below.
DE10 class has very unusual axle arrangement. Wiki says the arrangement is 6-4, but it is not correct. Actually it has 2-2-2-4 axle arrangement, and structure of trucks is very complicated. This shows single axle truck. I cannot understand this complicated link mechanism.
This is two axle truck and much more usual.
This is the driver and gear unit.これが取り外された一軸台車。たまっころの部分が上の動輪ユニットに嵌り込むそうなんだがよくわからん。
This is the single axle truck. The ball shaped parts mate into the axle unit shown above.こちらは二軸台車。一軸台車よりまともだがそれでもよくわからん構造だ。
This is the two axle truck. It seems still difficult to understand the structure.ドライブ・シャフト。Drive shafts.
The diesel engine.
There was an auction of number plate of de-commissioned locos. Most expensive one started from 250,000yen. I do not know this price is high or low.佐川急便御用達コンテナ電車。かなりなゲテモノだと思う。
Container electric cars (distributed power). I do not know this idea is successful or not. Only two operational train units were built. So I wonder this is not successful.