JGR Class 8620

The Class 8620 (8620形) is a type of 2-6-0 steam locomotive built in Japan from 1914 to 1929. A total of 672 Class 8620 locomotives were built.[1]

JGR Class 8620
Taiwan Railways Class CT150
Three Class 8620 locomotives in service in 1971
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizo
Build date1914-1929
Total produced672
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Leading dia.940 mm (3 ft 1 in)
Driver dia.1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Minimum curve940 mm (3 ft 1 in)
  Over couplers16,765 mm (55 ft 0 in)
Width2,581 mm (8 ft 5.6 in)
Height3,785 mm (12 ft 5.0 in)
Loco weight48.83 t (48.06 long tons; 53.83 short tons)
Tender weight34.50 t (33.96 long tons; 38.03 short tons)
Cylinder size470 mm (1 ft 7 in)
Taiwan Railways
Number in class672
Numbers8620 - 88651

A total of 42 Class 8620 locomotives were built for Imperial Taiwan Railway from 1919 to 1928. After World War II, they were taken over by Taiwan Government Railways, and were classified CT150.

Preserved examples

As of 2014, 20 Class 8620 locomotives have been preserved in Japan, as follows.[2]

See also


  1. Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia]. Japan: Sankaido. pp. 28–31. ISBN 4-381-10338-6.
  2. Sasada, Masahiro (25 November 2014). 国鉄&JR保存車大全2015-2016 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide 2015-2016] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 978-4863209282.
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