JNR1 2-6-0 No. 8630
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Location: Kyoto Railway Museum
Status: Operational
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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 @ 19:06:13 by YUKI TAKI
8630 is operational, albeit only within the Umekouji Depot premises. She is an unusual loco in Japan, in that she is equipped with a bell (just between her steam and sand domes). Also interesting to note that this locomotive belongs in the first batch of 52 Class 8620 2-6-0s introduced in 1914, which means that as-delivered, her running boards were not divided into two stages and she would have had the earlier, less sharply curved cab. Her cab and running boards are speculated to have been replaced by that of a retired member of her class at some point in her career.