Sep 2023 Kato

The EF56 was born in 1937, and is a passenger DC electric locomotive that represents the prewar Japanese National Railways, along with the EF57. It is the first electric locomotive equipped with a steam generator (common name: SG) for heating passenger cars, eliminating the connection of heating cars. Among the 12 EF56s manufactured, we will commercialize the primary type (1 to 7), which is characterized by a rounded welded body, in the appearance of being active on the Tohoku Main Line in his later years.
Ueno (Sumidagawa Freight Station) on the Tohoku Main Line - In the direct current section between Kuroiso, we will reproduce the era of belonging to the Utsunomiya locomotive depot that pulled local trains and freight trains. Please enjoy the EF56's active days with a unique style that is different from the EF57, such as a pantograph that is closer to the center due to the equipment, even though it is the same old electric machine.

In the Showa era, when railroads accounted for a large portion of parcel transportation, postal cars and luggage cars connected to passenger trains were responsible for this. Along with the increase in transport volume, freight-only trains began to operate, and express freight trains were also operated on trunk lines.
On the Tohoku Main Line, mail and freight trains headed north from the Sumidagawa Freight Station, which was dedicated to freight in the metropolitan area, and connected various parts of the Tohoku region. In addition, there is also an operation called "shipping" that crosses the Tsugaru Straits from Aomori to Hokkaido on the Seikan Ferry, and in Hokkaido, express trains such as "Niseko" and "Daisetsu" and mail connected to local trains ・The luggage car was active.

The newest Shinkansen bullet train "Hayabusa", which means Falcon, has made its debut, on March 5, 2011, on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori to run at the maximum speed of 300 km/h, the highest ever speed achieved to operate Shinkansen trains at. Kato will make the N scale model as the earliest after its debut by accurately representing its features, including a unique form of the aerodynamically optimal top nose, the longest among Shinkansen models ever made, and the skirts fully covering trucks, large windbreaks for pantographs as well as its peculiar color schemes (green/white).

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