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Rail - Locomotive - Steam - 4-6-2 C59

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Rail - Locomotive - Steam - 4-6-2 C59
Name Locomotive, Steam, 4-6-2 C59
Region Japan
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Steam
Variety 4-6-2 C59
Manufacturer Japanese National Railways (Details)
Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1941 - 1947

History: 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.

Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or "JNR", was the business entity that operated Japan's national railway network from 1949 to 1987.
By 1987, JNR's debt was over ¥27 trillion ($280 billion at 2009 exchange rates) and the company was spending ¥147 for every ¥100 earned. By an act of the Diet of Japan, on April 1, 1987 JNR was privatized and divided into seven railway companies, six passenger and one freight, collectively called the Japan Railways Group or JR Group.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-12-27 18:23:29

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