Kiso Forest Railway 6 (0-4-2T)

The Kiso Forest Railway hauled timber in the Japanese Alps area of Honshu. KFR 9 was built by Baldwin in 1929. It has 28" drivers and 8-1/2" x 12" cylinders, and it weighs 28,000 lbs. It was built to burn wood and to run on 30" gauge track, but it was converted to oil and 36" gauge when it returned to the United States in 1960. This interesting little locomotive is on display at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California.

Copyright 2004 Donald Nute

This page last modified: 6/13/2004.

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