The 20 series passenger car made a spectacular debut as the sleeper limited express "Asakaze" in 1958, and has been active for about 40 years since then. From 1963 to 1965, more than half of the 7 cars in the formation became first class cars (sleepers and seats), and both 1st and 2nd class were connected to seat passenger cars.
In addition, due to the increased demand for newspaper transportation, power supply cars are now being allocated from MANI 20 to KANI 21 with a load of 5 tons.
* This set does not contain a motor car
- Compatible with interior lighting kit Kato 11-211 (Kato 11-212)