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Japanese National Railways classes C59 and C60
Japan | 1941 | 47 produced
C60 1 on display at Sendai
C60 1 on display at Sendai
Yoshihide Fujitani
VariantC59 pre-war typeC60 pre-war typeC59 post-war typeC60 post-war type
ManufacturerKisha Seizō, Kawasaki, HitachiKoriyama, HamamatsuKisha Seizō, Kawasaki, HitachiKoriyama, Hamamatsu
Axle config4-6-2 (Pacific) 4-6-4 (Hudson) 4-6-2 (Pacific) 4-6-4 (Hudson) 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length70 ft 0 15/16 in70 ft 9 7/16 in
Wheelbase32 ft 10 1/8 in
Fixed wheelbase12 ft 5 5/8 in
Total wheelbase61 ft 5 3/8 in
Service weight176,921 lbs182,763 lbs175,818 lbs179,875 lbs
Adhesive weight106,924 lbs98,679 lbs106,042 lbs97,246 lbs
Total weight302,364 lbs308,250 lbs296,808 lbs300,864 lbs
Axle load35,649 lbs33,069 lbs35,362 lbs32,628 lbs
Water capacity6,604 us gal
Fuel capacity22,046 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power1,408 hp (1,050 kW)1,475 hp (1,100 kW)
Optimal speed29 mph31 mph
Starting effort30,592 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter68.9 in
Boiler pressure228 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 20 1/2 x 26 in
Grate area35.2 sq ft
Firebox area136.7 sq ft157.2 sq ft
Tube heating area1,677 sq ft1,297.1 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,813.7 sq ft1,454.2 sq ft
Superheater area765.3 sq ft870.8 sq ft
Total heating area2,579 sq ft2,325 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 08 2023

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