Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizō
Gauge 1,067 mm, SE-Asia-Version (
State Railway of Thailand, also Malaysia etc.) 1,000 mm
Driver diameter 1,400 mm
Locomotive and tender
combined weight 65.53 t
Tractive effort 8,290 kg
Class C56 is a type of 2-6-0 steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) from 1935 to 1942, and later operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR). A total of 165 Class C56 locomotives were built.
Preserved examples [ edit ]
C56 31 - Yūshūkan Japanese military and war museum. Used in Burma and Thailand during the construction of the Death Railway and subsequently post war when it was purchased from Thai Railways and brought back to Japan.
C56 44 - Ōigawa Railway
C56 160 - West Japan Railway Company
See also [ edit ]