No.8, Names during the No.11 year period 1876-1909
Dubs and Company's
No.8, manufactured number 436, and No.9 manufactured number 437, had a very unique appearance.|
The engine did not have a braking system. Their braking operation was done by being connected to a "Brake Van". Therefore, the engine could not load coal on the rear, so, coal was loaded on abnormally large side water tanks.
The Brake Van was an unpopular system even during later years in Japan. The brake van system was virtually unknown in Japan, particularly for followers interested in Japanese railroad history....... so engines No.8 and No.9 raised such questions as to why they had such a system.
During 1873, the Brake Van system was removed and the braking system was in the engine's main body.
During 1876, Tokyo area engine numbers were changed to odd numbers. From this amendment, No.8 was changed to No.11. (No.9 was not changed).
No.9 was beyond recognition having been reconstructed during 1896, also No.11 had been done so during 1897.
They were used in the Tokyo area for a long time, but after great reconstruction, they were moved to Osaka and the Nagoya area during 1898.
No.9 and No.11 were renamed to class 190. No.190 and No.191 numbers were revised in 1906.
But soon after during the 20th of October 1911, they were moved to the Bisai Railway Co. in Nagoya.
Bisai Rail renamed No.190 to No.21, and No.191 to No.22.
Bisai Railway's No.21 (ex-No.9) and No.22(ex-No.8) were retired during 1927, and were later scrapped.
|Configuration||2-4-0||Dimensions Length (mm)|| 6807
||Engine Weight (Operating tons)|| 28.45
||Driver size (mm diameter) || 1410
||Boiler pressure (Kg/cm2) || 9.8
Names during the 11 year period 1876-1909
(Photo S.Usui position)
(Photo credit to Railway Museum)
Biographic Data Chart No.8
Biographic Data Chart No.9
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