JNR Class C55

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JNR Class C55
Taiwan Railways Class CT250
C55 1 SL IMG 4380.jpg
Preserved C55 1 in May 2006
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderKawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizo, Hitachi
Build date1935-1937
 • Whyte4-6-2 Pacific
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver dia.1,750 mm (5 ft 9 in)
Length20,380 mm (66 ft 10 in)
Height3,945 mm (12 ft 11.3 in)
Loco weight66.04 t (65.00 long tons; 72.80 short tons)
Total weight113.22 t (111.43 long tons; 124.80 short tons)
Fuel typeCoal
Cylinder size510 mm × 660 mm (20 in × 26 in)
Taiwan Railways
Number in classJNR: 62
TRA: 9

The Class C55 (C55形) is a type of 4-6-2 steam locomotive built in Japan from 1935 to 1937. A total of 62 Class C55 locomotives were built.[1]

Nine were supplied to the Taiwan Government Railway, where they became class CT250.

Preserved examples[edit]

As of 2014, four 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. 34–35. 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.