JNR Class C11

The Class C11 (C11形) is a type of 2-6-4T steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways and the Japanese National Railways from 1932 to 1947. A total of 381 Class C11 locomotives were built.[1]

Class C11
JR Hokkaido C11 207 hauling a Niseko tourist service in September 2014
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderHitachi, Kisha, Kawasaki, Nippon Sharyo
Total produced381
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Leading dia.860 mm (34 in)
Driver dia.1,520 mm (60 in)
Trailing dia.860 mm (34 in)
Length12,650 mm (498 in)
Width2,936 mm (115.6 in)
Height3,900 mm (150 in)
Loco weight66.05 t
Cylinder size450 mm diameter x 610 mm


The Class C11 was based on the earlier 2-6-4T Class C10 type built in 1930.[1]

Preserved examples

50 Class C11 locomotives are preserved, as listed below, with five in working order.[2]


As of September 2016, C11 207 is on loan to the private railway operator Tobu Railway for use on the Tobu Kinugawa Line between Shimo-Imaichi and Kinugawa-Onsen stations from August 2017.[3]


See also


  1. Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia] (in Japanese). Japan: Sankaido. pp. 24–25. 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. p. 131. ISBN 978-4863206175.
  3. 東武鬼怒川線で復活するSL「大樹」の営業運転開始日を2017年8月10日(木)に決定! ["Taiju" steam locomotive on Tobu Kinugawa Line to enter service on Thursday 10 August 2017] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 18 January 2017. Archived from the original (pdf) on 19 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
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