JNR Class D50

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D50
JGR-D50SteamLocomotive.jpg
D50 319 in 1935
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Tokichi Ogasawara
Builder Kawasaki Dockyard etc
Build date 1923-1931
Specifications
Configuration 2-8-2 Mikado
Gauge 1,067 mm
Length 17,248 mm
Locomotive and tender
combined weight
78.14 t
Career
Retired 1965

The Class D50 is a type of 2-8-2 steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the Japanese National Railways (JNR) and various manufacturers from 1923 to 1931. The class name indicates that the locomotive has four sets of driving wheels (D) and belongs to one of the classes of tender locomotive allocated a number in the series 50 to 99 in the Japan Railways locomotive numbering and classification scheme of 1928.

The design of the D50 was based on the JNR Class 9600 which was introduced in 1916. A total of 380 Class D50 locomotives were built.

Preserved examples[edit]

Two D50s are preserved in Japan.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.