JNR Class C58

The Class C58 is a 2-6-2 wheel arrangement steam locomotive type built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) and Japanese National Railways (JNR) from 1938 to 1947.[1] A total of 427 Class C58 locomotives were built.[1] Two members of the class are preserved in working order.

Class C58
C58 363 operated by the Chichibu Railway
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderKawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizō
Build date19381947
  Whyte2-6-2 Prairie
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver dia.1,520 mm (5 ft 0 in)
Length18,275 mm (59 ft 11.5 in)
Total weight100.20 t
Performance figures
Tractive effort12,570 kgf (123,300 N; 27,700 lbf)

Preserved examples



See also


  1. Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia]. Japan: Sankaido. pp. 42–43. 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]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 133. ISBN 978-4863206175.
  3. 東北でSLが復活します!~SL銀河鉄道(仮称)~ [Steam to return to the Northeast!] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. 東北で復活するSLによる新しい列車「SL銀河」 [New "SL Ginga" train using erstored steam locomotive in Tohoku] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  5. ""SL銀河"が営業運転を開始" ["SL Ginga" enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
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