JGR Class 3900

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Class 3900
JGR-3900SL.jpg
3900 type locomotive
Type and origin
Reference:[1]
Power typeSteam
BuilderMaschinenfabrik Esslingen
Build date1892
Total produced7
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-6-0 Tank locomotive
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver dia.900 mm (2 ft 11 in)
Wheelbase3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)
Length9.1 m (29 ft 10 in)
Loco weight35.5 t
Fuel typeCoal with heavy oil
Fuel capacity1 t
Water cap3.5 m3 (925 US gal)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
1.73 m2 (19 sq ft)
Boiler pressure176.5 lbf/in2 (12.41 kg/cm2)
Heating surface75 m2 (807 sq ft)
CylindersTwo
Cylinder size39 cm × 50 cm (15 in × 20 in)

The JGR Class 3900 was a type of 0-6-0 steam tank locomotive used on Japanese Government Railways. The locomotives were imported from Germany for the Abt rack system railway built in Karuizawa, Nagano.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Naotaka Hirota Steam Locomotives of Japan (1972) Kodansha International Ltd. pp.46,49&89 ISBN 0-87011-185-X