JNR Class C12

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Class C12
JNR C12 66 20120319.jpg
Preserved C12 66, on the Mooka Railway, March 2012
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizō, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi
Build date 1932-1947
Configuration 2-6-2T
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver diameter 1,400 mm
Length 11,350 mm
Locomotive weight 50.05 t

The Class C12 is a type of 2-6-2T steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways and the Japanese National Railways from 1932 to 1947. A total of 282 Class C12 locomotives were built.

Preserved examples[edit]

A large number of Class C12 locomotives are preserved, as listed below, with some in working order.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Sasada, Masahiro (September 2012). 国鉄&JR保存車大全 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 131-132. ISBN 978-4863206175. 
  2. ^ 内子駅前のC12 231の修復工事が完成 [Renovation of C12 231 preserved in front of Uchiko Station complete]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.