──Tsugaru Strait pinch hitter ED76 551, which was also active in towing the [Twilight Express]
--ED76-551 was born in 1989 as 551 by modifying the ED76-514 used on the Hakodate Main Line for the Seikan Tunnel according to ED79.
――Due to the remodeling, the outer panel is painted from red to gray around the lower part of the car body, and the boundary line is a white belt.
――At that time, the Seikan Tunnel was just opened and there was a shortage of ED79, so there was a plan to remodel and expand multiple ED76s, but only one 551 was remodeled.
――After the remodeling, I was transferred to the Seikan Tunnel and was leading [Hokutosei], [Elm], [Japan Sea], [Kaikyo], and [Hamanasu] in common with ED79 in the Seikan Tunnel (Tsugaru Kaikyo Line). However, since the ED76 (total length 18.4m) is 4m longer than the ED79 (total length 14.3m), it was necessary to pay attention to the operation such as the stop position in the station yard was different, so I concentrated on [Twilight Express] in my later years. Was used.
--The characteristic two-tone coloring based on the ED76 500 is accurately reproduced.
--JR train radio antenna included. (There is a drilling guide on the back of the roof)
--Quick head mark included. [Strait] [Elm]
* Recommended as a traction machine for the KATO sleeper express [Hamanasu].
* Since the product uses KATO's ED76 500, some forms are different from the actual vehicle.
( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )