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JNR's steam locomotive C56 class

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C56 159 Aug. 1972 Saku-Uminokuchi station Koumi line
From 1935 to 1939, the manufacturing industries, Kisha-Seizo, Kawasaki, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, and Nippon-Sharyo, had produced the 160 cars of this class. These had been used to 1973. Then now JR West Railway and Ohigawa Railway keeps one working order car of this class, and the 23 cars are kept everywhere.

Data of C56 class
Whell arrangement 2-6-0 Heating Surface(m2) 74.20
Loco. Weight in Working Order(t) 37.63 Loading Capacity of Water(m3) 10.0
Weight on Driving Wheels(t) 31.76 Loading Capacity of Coal(t) 5.0
Tender Weight in Working Order(t) 27.9 Height of Boiler Cube center(mm) 2,450
Max Axle Weight(t) 10.61 Length(mm) 14,325
Diameter of Driving Wheel(mm) 1400 Height(mm) 3,900
Cylinder Dimensions(mm) 400X610 Length of Locomotive(mm) 9,245
Boiler Pressure(kg/cm2) 14.00 Length of Tender(mm) 5,080
Grate Area(m2) 1.30 Gauge 1,067mm(3'6")

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