JNR Class C57

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Class C57
JNR C57 180 20070818.jpg
C57 180 at Aizu Wakamatsu Station, 2007
Tractive effort 12,820 kg
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

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.[1]

The class was withdrawn from regular passenger workings in 1975.[2]

Preserved examples[edit]

As of 2012, 32 Class C57 locomotives have been preserved, of which two, C57 1 and C57 180, are preserved in working order.[2]

C57 1[edit]

C57 1 in service, November 2009

C57 1 is operated by JR West and based at Shimonoseki Depot.[2]

C57 180[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia]. Japan: Sankaido. p. 38-41. ISBN 4-381-10338-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Sasada, Masahiro (September 2012). 国鉄&JR保存車大全 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 132-133. ISBN 978-4863206175.