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The China Railways JF11 (解放11, Jiěfàng, "liberation") class steam locomotive was a class of 2-8-2 steam locomotives operated by the China Railway.

History

ミカナ158x of North China Transport, one of the Jinpu Railway MK class locomotives.

Originally built for the Jinpu Railway and the Zhegan Railway by ALCO and the Baldwin Locomotive Works in the United States in 1918–1937. The Jinpu Railway designated these MK class, received two deliveries, with the first 30 arriving from ALCo between 1918 and 1920. From 1938 to 1945 they were operated by the North China Transportation Company, which grouped them in the Mikana (ミカナ) class.[2] Those that were delivered to the Zhegan Railway were operated by the Central China Railway during the Japanese occupation.

CR Designation NCTC Designation CCR Designation Original owner Original
class & numbers
Builder Total
in class
Year built Notes
JF11 3741−3770 ミカナ158x -- Jinpu Railway MK xxx ALCo 30 1918−1920
JF11 3771−3790 -- ? Zhegan Railway ? Baldwin 20 1937
JF11 3791−3810 ミカナ158x -- Jinpu Railway MK xxx ALCo? 20 ?

Postwar

They were taken over by China Railways after the end of the Pacific War. China Railways designated them class ㄇㄋ11 (MK11) in 1951, and reclassified them class 解放11 (JF11) in 1959.[2] JF11 3741, 3756, 3767, 3771−3774, 3776, 3777, 3780, 3791, and 3809 are known to have been operated by Liuzhou Railway Bureau after 1959,[1] and the last of the class was retired in 1990.[2]

Preservation

JF11-3773[3] and JF11-3787[4] are preserved at Beijing Railway Museum.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d JF11 3741 to JF11 3810 _Railography: Chinese Locomotive Lists
  2. ^ a b c https://baike.baidu.com/item/解放型蒸汽机车
  3. ^ JF11-3773 belonged to the Liuzhou Locomotive Depot, Liuzhou Railway Bureau before retirement.
  4. ^ JF11-3787 belonged to The Duyun Bridge Construction Company Ltd. of CRRC 15 Corporation before retirement.