JNR Class D62

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The Class D62 (D62形?) is a type of 2-8-4 wheel arrangement steam locomotive built by the Japanese National Railways (JNR) in 1950 and 1951.

20 Class D62s were rebuilt from the earlier Class D52, which had a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement.[1] Following the launch of the Class D62, other 2-8-2 locomotives (Class D50 and Class D51) were also converted to 2-8-4, becoming Class D60 and Class D61, respectively.


No examples of the class have been preserved.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The D62 is the model upon which the Transformers character Astrotrain is based.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia] (in Japanese). Japan: Sankaido. p. 63. ISBN 4-381-10338-6. 
  2. ^ Sasada, Masahiro (September 2012). 国鉄&JR保存車大全 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-4863206175. 
  3. ^ "The Transformers Collection TFC #11 G1 Astrotrain Triple Changer Action Figure by Takara Tomy - Shop Online for Toys in the United States". Fishpond.com. Retrieved 2015-05-27.