JNR Class C50

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JNR Class C50
Taiwan Railways Class CT230
JNR C50125 side view.jpg
Preserved C50 125 in January 2006
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderKawasaki Heavy Industries, Kisha Seizo, Nippon Sharyo, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi
Build date1929-1933
 • Whyte2-6-0
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver dia.1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Length16,680 mm (54 ft 9 in)
Height3,885 mm (12 ft 9.0 in)
Loco weight52.8 t (52.0 long tons; 58.2 short tons)
Total weight87.7 t (86.3 long tons; 96.7 short tons)
Fuel typeCoal
Cylinder size470 mm × 610 mm (19 in × 24 in)
Taiwan Railways
Number in classJNR: 154
TRA: 5
NumbersJNR: C50 1−154
TRA: CT231−CT235

The Class C50 (C50形) is a type of 2-6-0 steam locomotive built in Japan from 1929 to 1933. A total of 154 Class C50 locomotives were built, with manufacturing shared by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kisha Seizo, Nippon Sharyo, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi.[1]

Five were supplied to the Taiwan Government Railway, where they were classified class CT230.

Preserved examples[edit]

As of 2014, six Class C55 locomotives have been preserved in Japan, as follows.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia]. Japan: Sankaido. pp. 32–33. ISBN 4-381-10338-6.
  2. ^ Sasada, Masahiro (25 November 2014). 国鉄&JR保存車大全2015-2016 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide 2015-2016] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 128. ISBN 978-4863209282.