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JNR's steam locomotive C57 class

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C57 110 May 1972 Iseshi Station
From 1937 to 1946, the manufacturing industies, Kisha-Seizo, Kawasaki, Hitachi, and MItsubishi, had produced the 201 cars of this class. The steam locomotives of the same class were used at Taiwan CT270 class too. These had been used to 1975. Then now JR West Railway keeps one working order C57 1 and JR East Railway keeps one working order C57 180 of this class, and the 34 cars are kept everywhere.

Data of C57 class
Whell arrangement 4-6-2 Heating Surface(m2) 168.80
Loco. Weight in Working Order(t) 67.50 Capacity of Boiler Water(m3) 6.00
Weight on Driving Wheels(t) 41.32 Loading Capacity of Water(m3) 17.0
Tender Weight in Working Order(t) 48.00 Loading Capacity of Coal(t) 12.0
Max Axle Weight(t) 13.96 Height of Boiler Cube center(mm) 2,400
Diameter of Driving Wheel(mm) 1,750 Length(mm) 20,380
Cylinder Dimensions(mm) 500X660 Height(mm) 3,945
Boiler Pressure(kg/cm2) 16.00 Length of Locomotive(mm) 12,960
Grate Area(m2) 2.53 Length of Tender(mm) 7,320
Gauge 1,067mm(3'6")

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