JNR Class C59
The Class C59 is a type of 4-6-2 steam locomotive built by Japanese National Railways (JNR). The C classification indicates three sets of driving wheels. The C59 could haul 17 passenger cars. World War II limited the use of C59s as express trains, a function for which they were designed. C59s were transferred to Kyushu after electrification of the trunk lines after the war.
Preserved type C59 locomotive
- Naotaka Hirota Steam Locomotives of Japan (1972) Kodansha International Ltd. pp.60&97 ISBN 0-87011-185-X
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