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100 Series Shinkansen

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  1. with its characteristic shark nose, were the second generation Shinkansen design, produced between 1984 and 1991 for the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Sanyō Shinkansen lines

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  2. the earliest units have now been withdrawn from service, and the series was retired from the Tōkaidō Shinkansen line in September 2003

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  3. their numbering is such because in the days of JNR Shinkansen types running east of Tokyo were given even numbers and those west of Tokyo odd numbers, hence they were given the next odd number in line after 0, 100

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 6, 2009
  4. A common misconception is that they were designed before the 200 series trains

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  5. Shinkansen S100 K57 Kodama 610 Hiroshima 20030720
    Shinkansen S100 K57 Kodama 610 Hiroshima 20030720

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  6. They differ visibly from the earlier 0 Series in that the nose profile is more pointed

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