- Super-fast Series M250 Super Rail-Cargo 4 cars set train.
- Designed to carry containers at a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).
- Wonderful craftsmanship with great details and realistic design
- Working head and tail lights (Car 1 & Car 4)
- Lights change in direction of travel
- Containers can be loaded and unloaded
- Train has two (2) pantographs
- Car 1: Type Mc250-3 Cargo (powered-motor)
- Car 2: Type T261-7 Cargo
- Car 3: Type T260-7 Cargo
- Car 4: Type Mc250-4 Cargo
- Scale: N
- Four (4) Cars Add-On Set Kato 10-566 for this train available here
- Kato 10-565 (4 cars) + 10-566 (4 cars) sets replace the old Kato 10-227 M250 Super Rail-Cargo 8 Cars set.
- Eight (8) Cars Add-On Set Kato 10-228
for this train available here
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The Series M250 freigh train, named "Super-Railcargo," made its debut in March, 2004, on Takaido Main, a logistic
artery in Japan. It's designed to carry containers at a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).
The M250 is equiped with AC traction. A standard M250 consists of 16 cars and has 16 powered axles with a 220 kW (295 horsepower)
traction motor per axle. The combined total output of the M250 is 3,520 kW or 4,720 hp.
As the first multi-motored container express train for JR Freight, the Series M250 makes its
daily trip between Tokyo and Osaka in approximately 6 hours and 10 minutes. The train hauls a total of 28 U54A
31-foot containers. These containers display a paint scheme, in a 12-car configuration, dedicated to
Sagawa Kyubin, a major parcel forwarder in Japan.
It is important to note that the Series M250 was developed to help decrease the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere
due to high-speed cargo transports. Its use is expected to annually reduce CO2 emissions by some 14,000 metric tons.