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JNR Class C52

Index JNR Class C52

The is a type of 4-6-2 steam locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company for the Japanese Government Railways in 1925. [1]

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American Locomotive Company

The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to ALCO, ALCo or Alco, designed, built and sold steam locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, diesel engines and generators, specialized forgings, high quality steel, armed tanks and automobiles and produced nuclear energy.

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Gresley conjugated valve gear

The Gresley conjugated valve gear is a valve gear for steam locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, chief mechanical engineer of the LNER, assisted by Harold Holcroft.

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Hitachi

() is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

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Japan Railways locomotive numbering and classification

This page explains the numbering and classification schemes for locomotives employed by the Japanese Government Railways, the Japanese National Railways and the Japan Railways Group.

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Japanese Government Railways

The Japanese Government Railways (JGR) was the national railway system directly operated by the central government of Japan until 1949.

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Japanese National Railways

, abbreviated or "JNR", was the business entity that operated Japan's national railway network from 1949 to 1987.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Walschaerts valve gear

The Walschaerts valve gear is a type of valve gear invented by Belgian railway mechanical engineer Egide Walschaerts in 1844 used to regulate the flow of steam to the pistons in steam engines.

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4-6-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JNR_Class_C52

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