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The China Railways GJ (工建 Gongjian meaning 'construction worker') locomotives were a class of 122 0-6-0T steam locomotives built for industrial and shunting uses.

History

The locomotives were designed at the Dalian locomotive works and built at the Taiyun and Chengdu works between 1958 and 1961. Many were used at steel works, others were used as pilot locomotives at railway factories. Some units remained in use until the 2000s.[1]

In July 1959, seven class GJ locomotives were sent from the Chengdu Works to the Korean State Railway of North Korea.[3]

Preservation

  • GJ-1018(Taiyuan version) is preserved in a park near Sujiatun Locomotive Works.
  • GJ-1019(Taiyuan version) is part of the Beijing Railway Museum collection.[1][4]
  • GJ-1038 is preserved in Shenyang Railway Museum.
  • GJ-1045 is preserved in Jijie Railway Station, Gejiu, Yunan.[5]
  • GJ-1076 is preserved in Wafangdian, Liaoning by Fan Yongjun.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Duncan Cotterill. "Railography : Class Profiles : GJ Class 0-6-0T". www.railography.com. 
  2. ^ David Gurnett. "GJ Class 0-6-0T Chinese built 1435mm gauge steam locomotive". railvn.byethost3.com. 
  3. ^ 中國鐵路蒸汽機車大事記(1865-2000)
  4. ^ Rob Dickinson. 中国的铁路博物馆 [China Railway Museum]. www.chinasteam.co.uk (in Chinese). 
  5. ^ SS7C. 这是什么机车? [What kind of steam locomotive is this?]. tieba.baidu.com (in Chinese). 
  6. ^ Xiangran. 范永君和他的火车头情缘 [Fan Yongjun and his steam locomotive love]. news.lnd.com.cn (in Chinese). 

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