SHINKANSEN 300 SERIES
Shinkansen 300 Series - top speed 270Km/h introduced in 1992.
The 300 Series Shinkansen high-speed trainsets for Japan's Shinkansen (bullet train) dedicated high-speed railways were introduced in 1992 on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines for use on the fastest Nozomi services, being capable of 270 km/h (168 mph). As more were delivered (66 trains by 1998) they replaced earlier units on Hikari service and allowed the thus displaced 100 Series units to finally in turn displace 0 Series units on almost all services.
The styling of these units is something of a 'curved
wedge' at the front, replacing the aircraft-style nosecones of previous
Shinkansen trains. The furthest forward point is the very bottom of the
pilot. They are painted brilliant white with a medium-thick blue stripe
beneath the windows.