The Class C57 is a type of 4-6-2 steam locomotive built in Japan from 1937 to 1947. A total of 201 Class C57 locomotives were built.
The class was withdrawn from regular passenger workings in 1975.
As of 2012, 32 Class C57 locomotives have been preserved, of which two, C57 1 and C57 180, are preserved in working order.
C57 1 in service, November 2009
C57 1 is operated by JR West and based at Shimonoseki Depot.
C57 180 was restored to working order by JR East, and hauls special event trains on JR East lines mainly between Niigata, Aizu-Wakamatsu, and Koriyama.
C57 26 in Gyoda, Saitama, July 2011
C57 128 in Otsu, Shiga, October 2013
C57 186 in Koganei, Tokyo, November 2011
C57 201 in Asahikawa, Hokkaido
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