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Vehicle - Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - JNR Class DE15

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Vehicle - Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - JNR Class DE15
Name Locomotive, Diesel, JNR, DE15
Region Japan
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety JNR Class DE15
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1967 - 1981

History: The Class DE15 (DE15形) is a five-axle C-B wheel arrangement diesel-hydraulic locomotive type operated in Japan as a self-propelled snowplough unit since 1967 by the national railway company Japanese National Railways (JNR), and later by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido), East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and West Japan Railway Company (JR West). A total of 85 locomotives were built between 1967 and 1981, and as of 1 April 2016, 25 locomotives remain in service.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI) (川崎重工業株式会社 Kawasaki Jūkōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) /kaʊ.əˈsɑːki/ is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is also active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines, boilers and other industrial products. The company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki, and has dual headquarters in Chūō-ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.

KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japan, alongside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsu, which included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group (keiretsu).

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