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Umekoji steam locomotive museum, JNR C62

Umekoji steam locomotive museum is supreme railway museum in Japan. Umekoji was open at Oct. 10th 1972, it's the 100years anniversary of railways in Japan.

On Dec. 1954, JNR (Japan National Railways) tried World speed record in narrow gage (1067mm) by steam locomotive. In Tokaido line, at Kisogawa bridge, C6217 runs 129km/h and it's the World record.

JNR(Japan National Railways) Model C62
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C62 is remodel from D52.
C621 to C6249
Manufactured: 1948 - 1949
Purpose: Passenger, Express and Limited express
Drive: 2-C-2, Hudson
Wheel: 1750mm
Gross weight: 88.83+56.34m.t. (m.t.=metric ton,1m.t.=1000kg)
Very nice. I've always liked Japanese steam - this one looks like it was built for speed.
 
Thank you for your nice comment. Silver mark on smoke deflector is symbol of Limited Express Tsubame. ("Tsubame"=Swallow)

PS: Yesterday (Mar.13th 2004) Kyushu Shinkansen was open, it's Super Express name is also "Tsubame".

Official site: http://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/shinkansen/
 

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