Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (a British designation to come, and to gather not to come over:) The major company private railroad that Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd.) runs the railroad which links Wakayama, Kansai Airport, Mt. Koya-san to Namba of Osaka Minami. The total working kilometer is 154.0km.
Generally, it is abbreviated to "south seas" or "south seas Railway Corporation", and there is the name of "the south seas train".
The head office is located in the south seas Namba first Building located in the Imamiya-Ebisu Station northwest side of Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka. It is listed on the Stock Exchange in the TSE First Section. Mountain-climbing railway ‰ society participation of the whole country.
It is the Japanese oldest private railroad existing for net private capital. "The south seas" of the company name came from that it was named for Nankaido highway of the Law Code system that Kii country belonged to at the time of an application between Sakai - Wakayama and carried out the communication with Awaji, the Shikoku route later.
The brand slogan which established taking advantage of the establishment of a business 130th anniversary that reached in 2015 "there is too much love". . I ran a professional baseball baseball team (south seas Hawks, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in the back, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks) and the baseball field (I dismantle it after Osaka Stadium and Nakamozu Stadium, each), but withdrew once in 1988.
It is established as train service between large Hankai in 1884 by a man of influence of the Kansai economic world, Denzaburo Fujita, Jutaro Matsumoto, Ichibee Tanaka, Shuzo Toyama and others and does the Hankai railroad which I opened between the Namba - Yamato River (I abolish it later) in 1885 with an opening.
The Hankai railroad was established as the third private railroad next to Japanese railroad (semi-governmental management), Tokyo horse tramway in Japan and was built using the material of Kamaishi mine railroad abolished in 1883.
The south seas railroad of the new company took over the business of the Hankai railroad in 1898 and it was the same in Naniwa tramline, 1915 when I had a competition route in 1909 and was complicated with Kabuto electric railroad for traffic control by Koya, Osaka railroad in Hankai electricity orbit and form handed over in 1922 by Kaichiro Nezu in Hanwa electric railroad of the competition company, 1942 in 1940.
After having performed a transfer (it becomes the Hanwa Line) of the route of the former Hanwa electric railroad by the purchase in the transportation Ministry of Communications in the wartime, it was by a company unification policy (the ground transportation business adjustment method) with Kansai express railroad (sudden Seki) and merger, Kinki Nippon Railway in the wartime, and, in 1944, in the rail line, in the Namba business station, the orbit line, it was with the jurisdiction of the Tennoji business station. However, this merger was a thing between the people who totally varied in process and company's custom without the point of contact almost, and unreasonableness produced it in the system from the first. It was the representative of the then Seki immediate side, and even Torao Oita who was a central figure of the Seki immediate establishment told, "only the combination with south seas was not the thing which oneself expected it from with a thing forced to do by the government". There was such a reason, and it was led by Namba business official, and separation movement happened after the end of the war, and, in form to transfer the route of the former south seas railroad to the Mt. Koya-san electric railroad which I ran between Koyashita - Mt. Koya-san in 1947, Nankai Electric Railway started (therefore, it is establishment sunlight of Nankai Electric Railway as the corporation with March 28, 1925 that is an establishment day of the Mt. Koya-san electric railroad).
In 1961, I integrate the Wakayama Electric orbit that ran the Kishi River Line (I transfer it to the Wakayama Railway Corporation in 2006) and Wakayama track line (the 1971 abolition).
In addition, about the route of the Naniwa tramline ・( first generation) Hankai Electric orbit in 1980 of the south seas subsidiary was transferred to the Hankai Electric orbit (two generations).
The major private railroad of other shifted to the pure holding company such as the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc., Kintetsu group Holdings, Keihan Holdings by April, 2016,
but, in the south seas, there is not the plan of the shift without taking the single-mindedness holding company system by the major private railroad ofalone as of June, 2017.