Type and origin
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizō
1,067 mm ( 3 ft 6 in), SE-Asia-Version ( State Railway of Thailand, also Malaysia) 1,000 mm ( 3 ft ) 3 in 3⁄ 8
Driver diameter 1,400 mm
Locomotive and tender
combined weight 65.53 t
Tractive effort 8,290 kg
Class C56 is a type of 2-6-0 steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) from 1935 to 1942, and later operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR). A total of 165 Class C56 locomotives were built.
Preserved examples [ edit ]
C56 15: State Railway of Thailand. Carries SRT cab number 713. Previously used for steam hauled specials, e.g. to the Death Railway (Thonburi - Namtok, Kanchanaburi).
C56 31: Yūshūkan Japanese military and war museum. Used in Burma and Thailand during the construction of the Death Railway and subsequently post war when it was purchased from Thai Railways and brought back to Japan.
C56 44: Ōigawa Railway
C56 160: West Japan Railway Company
See also [ edit ]