|Type||Public KK (TYO: 9048)|
|Founded||June 13, 1921|
|Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture|
Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd. (名古屋鉄道株式会社, Nagoya Tetsudō Kabushiki Kaisha), referred to as Meitetsu (名鉄), is a private railway company operating around Aichi Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture of Japan. TYO: 9048
Some of the more famous trains operated by Meitetsu include the Panorama Car and the Panorama Car Super, both of which offer views through their wide front windows. While the Panorama Super train is used extensively for the railroad's limited express service, the older and more energy-consuming Panorama Car train has been retired, the last run being on 27 December 2008.
In the Tōkai region around Nagoya, it is a central firm of the Meitetsu Group, which is involved in the transportation industry, the retail trade, the service industry, and the real estate industry, etc.
Meiji Mura is the corporate museum of Meitetsu.
As of March 31, 2010, Meitetsu operated 444.2 kilometres (276.0 mi) of track, 275 stations, and 1,090 train cars.
|Main||NH Nagoya Main Line||名古屋本線||Toyohashi - Meitetsu Gifu||99.8|
|Western Aichi and Gifu Area||TB Tsushima Line||津島線||Sukaguchi - Tsushima||11.8|
|TB BS Bisai Line||尾西線||Yatomi - Tamanoi||30.9|
|TH Takehana Line||竹鼻線||Kasamatsu - Egira||10.3|
|TH Hashima Line||羽島線||Egira - Shin Hashima||1.3|
|Northern Aichi and Chūnō||IY Inuyama Line[Note 1]||犬山線||Biwajima Junction - Shin Unuma||26.8|
|KG Kakamigahara Line||各務原線||Meitetsu Gifu - Shin Unuma||17.6|
|HM Hiromi Line||広見線||Inuyama - Mitake||22.3|
|KM Komaki Line[Note 2]||小牧線||Kami Iida - Inuyama||20.4|
|Chita Peninsula||TA Tokoname Line||常滑線||Jingū-mae - Tokoname||29.3|
|TA Airport Line||空港線||Tokoname - Central Japan Int'l Airport||4.2|
|CH Chikkō Line||築港線||Ōe - Higashi Nagoyakō||1.5|
|KC Kōwa Line||河和線||Ōtagawa - Kōwa||28.8|
|KC Chita New Line||知多新線||Fuki - Utsumi||13.9|
|Mikawa (Eastern Aichi)||TK Toyokawa Line||豊川線||Kō - Toyokawa-inari||7.2|
|GN Nishio Line||西尾線||Shin Anjō - Kira Yoshida||24.7|
|GN Gamagōri Line||蒲郡線||Kira Yoshida - Gamagōri||17.6|
|MU MY Mikawa Line||三河線||Sanage - Hekinan||39.8|
|TT Toyota Line[Note 1]||豊田線||Umetsubo - Akaike||15.2|
|Isolated from all Meitetsu lines||ST Seto Line||瀬戸線||Sakaemachi - Owari Seto||20.6|
Nippon Sharyo has produced nearly every car that Meitetsu operates or has operated, a notable exception being its DeKi 600, an electric locomotive, which was produced by Toshiba, but very few units were produced for Meitetsu. The DeKi 600 is one of the few locomotives that Meitetsu possesses: while the company used to engage in the freight business and still possesses some freight locomotives, it no longer carries freight on a regular basis.
Meitetsu is famous for its red trains, including its famous 7000 series "Panorama Car" which was retired in 2009 after a career lasting nearly half a century. The most recent cars, however, are not solid red but rather brushed steel as in the case of the 4000 series and 5000 series, or white as in the case of the 1700 series and 2000 series.
The following are the train types that Meitetsu operates today, as well as selected types that Meitetsu has retired.
While Meitetsu is an old company in its own right, it has over time acquired many small railway and interurban companies in the area surrounding Nagoya. Meaning many lines that belong to modern-day Meitetsu were constructed and operated by other companies, mostly in the prewar and wartime period. For example, it acquired its Kōwa Line on the Chita Peninsula from its merger with Chita Railroad on February 1, 1943 and it acquired its Mikawa Line from its merger with Mikawa Railroad. However, the company that became modern Meitetsu was Aichi Horsecar Company, founded on June 25, 1894.