China Railways AM3

The China Railways AM3 class steam locomotive was a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives operated by the China Railway, built by the American Locomotive Company in the United States between 1923 and 1929.[1]

China Railways AM3
Shanghai–Nanjing Railway Class 400
Locomotive number 401 of the Huning Railway
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
Build date1923−1929
Total produced26
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver dia.2,000 mm (6 ft 7 in)
Length17,340 mm (56 ft 11 in)
Total weight103.9 t (102.3 long tons)
OperatorsHuning Railway
Central China Railway
China Railway
ClassHR: 400 series
CR: ㄚㄇ3 (1951−1955)
Number in class26
NumbersHR: 401−426

Twenty-six of these locomotives were originally built for the Huning Railway.[1] After the establishment of the puppet government of the Reformed Government of the Republic of China during the Japanese occupation, they were operated by the Central China Railway, which had been created in 1939 to manage all railway operations in the territory of the collaborationist government by nationalising all privately owned railways in the territory.[2]

After the end of the Pacific War, these locomotives were passed on to the Republic of China Railway. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China, China Railways designated them ㄚㄇ3 (AM3) class in 1951; the class was retired in 1955.[1]


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  2. "華中鉄道株式会社設立要綱 | 政治・法律・行政 | 国立国会図書館". Retrieved 2017-09-16.
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