JNR Class C57
The Class C57 (C57形) 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. Another 14 Class C57 locomotives were built for export to Taiwan in 1942 and 1953.
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Taiwan Railways Class CT270
C57 180 at Aizu Wakamatsu Station in 2007
In Taiwan, locomotive number CT273 is preserved in working order.
As of 2014, C57 1 was operated by JR West and based at Shimonoseki Depot. As of 2018, it makes regular runs on the Yamaguchi line between Shin-Yamaguchi and Tsuwano The service was suspended following the July 2018 heavy rains, with C57 1 making guest appearance as the leisure train locomotive at the Kyoto Railway Museum during the forced break. The service is set to resume at the end of September 2018.
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