JNR Class C58

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Class C58
JNR C58 363.jpg
C58 363 operated by the Chichibu Railway
Power type Steam
Builder Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizō
Build date 1938–1947
Configuration 2-6-2 Prairie
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver diameter 1,520 mm (5 ft 0 in)
Length 18,275 mm (59 ft 11.5 in)
Locomotive and tender
combined weight
100.20 t
Tractive effort 12,570 kgf (123,300 N; 27,700 lbf)

The Class C58 is a 2-6-2 wheel arrangement steam locomotive type built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) and Japanese National Railways (JNR) from 1938 to 1947.[1] A total of 427 Class C58 locomotives were built.[1] Two members of the class are preserved in working order.

Preserved examples[edit]



C58 36, April 2007
C58 114, July 2009
C58 275, March 2004
C58 333, October 2012
C58 390, August 2005

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia]. Japan: Sankaido. p. 42-43. ISBN 4-381-10338-6. 
  2. ^ 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 ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw 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. 133. ISBN 978-4863206175. 
  3. ^ "東北でSLが復活します!~SL銀河鉄道(仮称)~" [Steam to return to the Northeast!] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "東北で復活するSLによる新しい列車「SL銀河」" [New "SL Ginga" train using erstored steam locomotive in Tohoku] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "“SL銀河”が営業運転を開始" ["SL Ginga" enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

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